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Winter Storm Live Blog for Thursday, January 4th

Here’s the latest on the winter storm; This story will be updated as more information and forecasts are updated. Latest National Weather Service Forecast  Tonight – Scattered snow showers, mainly before 9pm. Areas of blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -1. Windy, with a west

National Weather Service: Block Island is only community in Southern New England to officially record blizzard conditions

The National Weather Service  (NWS) in Taunton has reviewed the observations from the winter storm that affected our region today. NWS has determined that the only official reporting site that met blizzard criteria was Block Island, RI (BID). The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow reduces visibility to below 1/4 mile

National Weather Service issues Frost Advisory for Tuesday night

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM EDT Wednesday. Location…Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island and portions of eastern Massachusetts. Temperatures…Lows will bottom out in the upper 20s to middle 30s by daybreak Wednesday. Timing…Widespread frost expected between 2 and 8

Latest on Hurricane Jose (Updated)

A Tropical Storm Warning for Newport has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newport. The Newport Police Department issued a press release on Monday reminding residents that Jose will likely bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to local beaches through much of this week. There are no lifeguards on duty at any

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Coast Guard readies for Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday.   Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life-threatening conditions for mariners.   Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are

Weekend Weather Forecast: Mild Temps, Chance Of Rain

Despite a chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, not many can complain about the weather forecast for the final weekend of Newport Winter Festival and February. Here’s what’s happening this weekend in and around Newport – 50+ Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (Feb. 24 – 26). The National Weather Service has issued the