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 21, 2013
Johnston could see another 8 inches of snow.
Thursday, February 21
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, which could dump another 8 inches on Johnston, according to WBZ Channel 7 in Boston. The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switch to a mix of rain and snow in the evening, and then return to snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. It should continue snowing into Sunday afternoon, leaving 4-8 inches behind across much of Rhode Island. Snow totals escalate the farther north you go. A foot or more is expected for much of Massachusetts. What's your guess? How much will the third consecutive weekend snowstorm…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Johnston Patch's coverage area.
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
The number of Johnston residents without power has dropped from the thousands to hundreds this morning. According to the National Grid outage page, there are reportedly fewer than 400 customers without power as of 11 a.m. Saturday. There are no estimates as to when the power will be restored to those homes on the outage page. So, let us know. Has your power been restored recently? Are you still without power? Let us know and tell us where you are located.
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today: but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow.) The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Rhode Island — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Images from Rhode Island's first and last snowstorm of 2012
Rhode Island's snow storm arrived a few days late for Christmas, but Father Time has always said Mother Nature is not known for her punctuality. We compiled images from across the state contributed by Patch readers and local editors. Have more photos to add? Click the Upload Photos and Videos tab and add to the collection. Enjoy!
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Johnston to get about 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. Other forecasters are predicting as much as 4 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 34. The rest of the weekend and early week is looking better — though cooler — in Johnston. Expect partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low-30s Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens. New Year's Day should warm a bit, with temps topping out in the high-30s …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
An early-morning halt to the accumulation allowed for effective clean-up of local roads.
A quick look around Johnston after the Jan. 26-27 snowfall found clear roads and potential visibility problems, as it seemed the whole season's accumulation is still clinging to sidewalks and untreated areas. The early-morning halt to the snow helped local crews treat and clear the streets by 11 a.m. Schools in Johnston were closed Jan. 27, and a parking ban issued by the Johnston Police Department remained in place through Thursday at 3 p.m. to assist with the ongoing clean-up effort. Over at the recreation department at Memorial Park, the entrance to the office got a new steward: a snowman sculpted by rec staffers Karen Paquin and Shannon Pero. Paquin said building the snowman was a way to deal with the seemingly endless cycle of snow, a…