Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds in Johnston on Thursday afternoon raise fire threat.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions in Johnston and across Rhode Island. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is again warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Strong winds and dry conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a similar warning Wednesday. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. People should exercise extreme caution when emptying ashes from wood burning stoves, using outdoor tools that create sparks and when discarding smoking materials. The …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Cold front expected to lower temperatures, create strong winds.
Welcome to Rhode Island, where, if the weather doesn't suit you, all you need do is wait a little while — and sometimes when you're perfectly happy with the weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a strong cold front that will work across New England this afternoon, dropping today's balmy high-50s temperatures and creating some strong winds. There's an 80 percent chance of rain this afternoon, and west winds at 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph, between 4 and 7 p.m. today.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Forecasts are all over the place for Johnston, but it looks like much of Rhode Island will be spared major snow totals.
Will Johnston see significant snowfall this weekend or will it be a couple inches with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for the weekend as a wintry mix makes its way toward the region. But how much snow Johnston is expected to get depends on who you ask. Forecasts are all over the map. ABC6 is predicting 1-3 inches; WPRI 12 has Johnston on the border between 1-4 and 4-7 inches; NBC 10 predicts "a few inches." The National Weather Service is calling for a half-inch. Snow and rain are expected to begin sometime Saturday afternoon, switching back and forth between all snow, all rain and a mix through the evening. After midnight, it should remain all snow, continuing into Sunday afternoon. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Johnston could get up to 2 feet of snow from what the National Weather Service is calling a 'potentially historic winter storm.'
Rhode Island, including Johnston, is under a Winter Storm and Blizzard Watch, effective Friday morning into Saturday, with as much as 2 feet of snow expected. Snow is expected to begin Friday morning, possibly mixing with rain briefly in the afternoon, before returning Friday night to heavy, wet snow that could fall at a rate of up to 3 inches an hour, according to the National Weather Service. The height of the storm is expected to hit late Friday night into Saturday morning, continuing into the afternoon Saturday. Forecasts are currently calling for 12-25 inches in the Johnston area, but accumulations depend on where the snow/rain line end up. Stay tuned with Johnston Patch for the latest information on the weather and any closings and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The National Weather Service alert is in effect through 8 a.m. Thursday.
Wednesday, January 30
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Johnston and the rest of the state from about 9 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Thursday. Strong southwest winds of 20 - 30 mph with gusts of 50 - 60 mph will move into the area later this evening. In addition to the wind, as much as an inch of rain is possible, and some localized flooding may occur. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm, hovering in the low 50s tonight, though they are expected to drop into the low-40s on Thursday. Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds at these speeds, according to the alert. Officials also caution people to secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, January 28
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time to make for messy commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday. Snow is expected to start falling in the middle of the afternoon, changing later in the day to sleet, then freezing rain. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution on their way home as roads are likely to be wet and slick. The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of snow and freezing rain to continue through the evening, coming to an end around midnight. Temperatures will not plummet the way they did …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Temperatures may feel as cold as 11 below zero from through the morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 25
As you head out to work this morning, it is advised you bundle up, as the wind chill is expected to send the feel-like temperature plummeting to 11 below 0. The National Weather Service issued the advisory for parts of RI as well as locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. today. This morning's single-digit air temperature, combined with northwest winds of 10 - 15 mph and gusts of 25 mph will result in dangerously cold wind chill values that are expected to dip down as low as 11 degrees below 0, according to the National Weather Service. Officials urge extreme caution for anyone traveling. The threat of frostbite or hypothermia will be heightened with these conditions in effect. People …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Weather Service issues a hazardous weather advisory. A mix of snow and rain
could make for a treacherous commute
Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning, just in time to make for a slippery morning commute Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecast a mix of rain and snow to begin in the early morning hours continuing through this afternoon, dropping around an inch of snow on Johnston. The mix could make for a treacherous drive to work. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather advisory beginning at 4:30 this morning. The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, even eclipsing 60 in some areas, were recorded for much of the past week. Today's snow marks a stark change, with temperatures expected to be more seasonable, topping out in the 30s for the rest of week.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Weather Service warns drivers off roads as storm intensifies.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Storm Watch for the area to a Winter Storm Warning, adding a Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Special Weather Statement, the last warning against travel tonight. The NWS reports snow will fall tonight at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rhode Island is expected to get 4 to 8 inches, but a swath of the state and eastern Massachusetts is expected to get 6 to 12 inches. On Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the wind advisory warns of winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible. The NWS also warns against driving in these conditions, especially for high-profile …