Monday, February 11, 2013
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Monday The Portsmouth Fire Department asks all residents to help clear snow from fire hydrants today. The Portsmouth EMA says, as of Monday morning, 297 Portsmouth residents remain without power. "Power should be restored to Riverside and nearby streets in Island Park by 2 p.m. today. Every customer in Portsmouth should have their power restored no later than 11 p.m. this evening," according to the EMA. Debris removal plans are underway to address the large volume of fallen trees and branches on the ground. Any debris that is creating an immediate hazard should be reported to the Public Works department at 683-0362 or the Portsmouth Fire department at 683-1200. Sunday 9 a.m. — Portsmouth extends parking ban until 7 p.m. tonight. …
How did you spend your time indoors during the blizzard of 2013?
What did you do during the blizzard of 2013? Did you go get cozy next to a fire and watch a movie marathon? Did you play boardgames? Maybe you spent the time working around the house? Portsmouth Patch wants to know what you did during the blizzard of 2013! Share your stories of braving the blizzard indoors (the funnier or more unique, the better) in the comment section below!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are without power.
Did you lose power during today's storm and are seeing this on your phone? Portsmouth Patch wants to know and know if you need any help during this storm. 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 in the comment section below.
Time to take out those tape measures, rulers or marked strings and let us know—how much snow fell in your yard?
How much snow fell in your backyard during the blizzard? Take out your rulers, measurement sticks or just marked cardboard, and let us know! Post your snow totals in the comment section below or e-mail your totals to Sandy@Patch.com. You can also post pictures of those measurements in the photo gallery at right. Please include your street name so we can find out—which neighborhood saw the most snowfall in Portsmouth? Don't forget to include the time when you measured!
Friday, February 8, 2013
The incoming winter storm is officially the Blizzard of 2013.
The National Weater Service upgraded the winter to a blizzard watch on Thursday morning. The NWS predicts snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches. Snow is expected to begin on Friday morning and increase in intensity by the afternoon. Around the coast, the snow could switch to rain in the afternoon, which would impact accumulation. Strong winds of possible hurricane force are also expected Friday night into Saturday. Wind speeds could reach 25-35 mph, with gusts up to 75 mph. NWS warns that travel may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow. What is a Blizzard? A blizzard watch means there is a potential for considerable falling and/or blowing snow, explains the NWS. Winds or gusts are over 35 mph and visibilities below…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Is the grocery store out of bread? Are people packing the local hardware store? Take a picture of how residents are preparing for the storm and upload it here!
Are you rushing around today to get everything done before the blizzard named Nemo arrives Friday? Are you busy running to Clements' Market in classic New England fashion and buying your milk, bread and canned goods? Are you heading to the new Ace Hardware in town and buying a new shovel or salt? Or, maybe you're a Department of Public Works employee getting the plow ready? We want to see what you're up to today or what you see in town! Post your photos of what you see in the stores to our media gallery above by clicking the green "upload photos" button above! What are you buying to prepare for the storm? I also asked Portsmouth Patch Facebook page users what they planned to buy for the storm. Here's what a few had to say. Brian …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Here's a look back at the snowy week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2.
A blizzard blankets Portsmouth in a foot of snow. The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. rallies for America's Cup to be held in Newport. And, we welcomed in 2011 with a splash! Here's a look back at the week of Dec. 27, 2010, to Jan. 2, 2011: Monday Blizzard Conditions to Continue Today The snow fall may have slowed significantly from the weekend storm, but gusty winds and blizzard conditions continued on Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of "heavy snow and potentially damaging winds...with considerable blowing and drifting of snow." Photos: Cleanup is 'Snow' Problem in Portsmouth Freezing temperatures and gusty winds couldn't keep homeowners from clearing driveways and shoveling snow off cars Monday …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Here are some ways to give wild birds the food, water and shelter they need to survive a storm.
On Sunday morning as the snow began to fall the birds were out foraging for food, trying to store lots of calories before the storm. There were hundreds of starlings in the open patches of grass, scavenging for insects or seeds. Robins were in the branches of the Winterberry Holly, or Ilex verticillata, gobbling up the red berries. To survive a storm like this, the birds need to keep their body temperatures up, which means they need to expend little energy and consume lots of food. They also need to find some type of shelter in the worst parts of the storm. Nesting boxes, thick shrubs or brush piles can give them the cover they need. I used to designate an area in my yard as wild in order to provide shelter and cover for the birds. My yard…
Here are several pictures of the snow storms submitted by Portsmouth residents.
We asked and you answered the call! We asked for the best winter storm photos from around Portsmouth and residents were quick to respond. Featured below in the photo gallery are the many pictures received as of Thursday, Jan. 27. There's also still time to submit your own storm photos. Did you take photos of this winter storm? Do you have photos of your family building a snowman? Add your storm photos here or send them to Sandy@Patch.com, and we'll post them for all to see!
Island Park residents take to the hills for sledding Monday at Hathaway Elementary School.
Some Island Park youths used Sunday and Monday's blizzard as an opportunity to make some cash by shoveling driveways. Other residents decided to tackle the hills at Hathaway Elementary School for the season's first sledding experience. Featured below are pictures from around Island Park on Monday as residents cleaned up after the winter storm. Did you take photos of this winter storm? Do you have photos of your family building a snowman? Add your storm photos here or send them to Sandy@Patch.com, and we'll post them for all to see!