Monday, December 27, 2010
Residents of Common Fence Point, which saw many power outages Sunday evening, clean up and have fun after the blizzard of 2010.
Common Fence Point residents were hard at work cleaning up after Sunday and Monday's blizzard dropped a foot of snow on the region. Below are some of the higlights from Monday's cleanup, including one resident helping to rescue a little bird. 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!
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind advisory through midnight tonight. Down power lines and tree limbs are possible.
The snow may have ceased falling, but gusty winds tonight could wreck additional havoc on an already snow-exhausted island. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning, which will continue through midnight tonight. According to the NWS, winds could be strong enough to bring down trees and power lines. "This will be especially more common in areas where heavy wet snow is coating trees causing them to be weakened," according to NWS. "This will likely lead to additional power outages into this evening. Blowing and drifting of snow is also expected." A high wind warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour. Gusts of 58 mph or greater are possible. Portsmouth DPW Concerned About …
The cleanup and fun of the Blizzard of December 2010 continues.
With an early sunset looming, residents from Sakonnet Point to Bliss Four Corners to North Tiverton scrambled to get their shovels and snow blowers going before another artic chill settled for the evening.
The snowfall may have slowed down, but gusty winds are expected to make shoveling and traveling extremely difficult Monday morning.
The snow fall may have slowed significantly, but gusty winds and blizzard conditions are expected to continue throughout the day. The National Weather Service's (NWS) blizzard warning will continue through noon today. The NWS warns of "heavy snow and potentially damaging winds...with considerable blowing and drifting of snow." Winds could gust up to 45 mph at times, according to the NWS Web site. The NWS also warns of extremely dangerous travel conditions this morning with visibility at a quarter of a mile or less at times. Accumulation of snow are estimated to total 10 to 16 inches. "People should be really careful for ice and when shoveling today," said Lt. Brendan Martin of the Portsmouth Fire Department. "Stay off the roads until …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The shelves at Clements' Market near empty as the storm continued moving throughout the region Sunday.
"Milk and bread" has been the mantra for every snow storm since the 78' blizzard. Here is a look at the bread shelves at Clements' Market about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.
Update: The National Weather Service has released an update on snow accumulations predicted for Newport County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an update on the dangerous winter storm, which will continue through Monday afternoon. According to the NWS, the storm will intensify off the North Carolina Coast this afternoon and strengthen into a major storm. Portsmouth has already been coated in a blanket of snow of at least an inch. A blizzard warning has been issued with blizzard conditions expected across portions of Rhode Island. Strong winds are expected along the coast. Winds could reach up to 50 mph in coastal areas. The NWS is predicting accumulations of between 12 to 16 inches of snow by Monday afternoon. Snow is expected to fall at rates of two to four inches per hour at times later tonight. The NWS warns of "extremely dangerous…
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Town officials are waiting for a part from Germany to make the town's wind turbine spin again.
Europe's winter weather is to blame for the delayed repair of the town's wind turbine, said Assistant Town Planner Gary Crosby on Tuesday. A large portion of Europe has been hit hard by a winter storm, which has caused airport cancellations and other traffic delays. The storm has also caused the delay of a package carrying a part for Portsmouth's wind turbine—a slip ring. "The last time the wind turbine was working was Dec. 6," Crosby said. "We are waiting for the part, which is coming from Germany. The part was supposed to leave Germany on Dec. 19th, but they had some weather." The town has entered into a temporary, one-year contract with the Lumus Construction Co. of Newton, MA, which is handling the turbine's repairs. The town …