Thursday, March 7, 2013
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Saturn." While it makes for some good jokes about the planet, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather system's progress, a storm with a name "takes a personality all of its …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Residents are urged to place branches directly related to Blizzard Nemo curbside for collection by Public Works. Residents are also advised not to bundle or cut branches, unless necessary to put curbside. The deadline to have branches placed curbside will
Monday, February 11, 2013
Do you plan to take any photos of the winter wonderland outside? We want to share your photos!
Do you see a winter wonderland outside your window during this blizzard? Portsmouth saw many inches of snow pile up this weekend, and we want to share your photos of what you see outside your window or in your backyard! You can upload your snow pics to our photo gallery above by clicking the green "upload photos" button or e-mail them to Sandy@Patch.com! Always remember! Don't venture out if you think it's not safe.
Even though it's Monday, there still might be some delays and cancellations from this weekend's storm. Find out updates, cancellations and any delays here!
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
Thanks to the blizzard, Portsmouth is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
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 Portsmouth Patch's coverage area.
White-out conditions are expected. Motorists are advised to stay off the roads before 1 p.m.
Snowfall and strong winds are expected to continue today until 1 p.m., the National Weather Service predicts. Snow accumulation is estimated at around two feet for Rhode Island, including Aquidneck Island, with another 4 to 8 inches of snow expected to fall before this afternoon. Snow, mainly before 1 p.m., could be heavy at times. The NWS reports that blizzard conditions will make for dangerous travel with visibilities near zero in white-out conditions. The NWS has also issued a coastal flood advisory for the area that is in effect until 8 a.m. today.
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
Will you need help shoveling after the storm? Or, are you offering shoveling services? Let's try and help out our Portsmouth neighbors during the blizzard.
Will you need shoveling out after the storm? Are you a student looking to make some money shoveling today or tomorrow? Let's get a list started of people offering shoveling/plow services. I've already heard from a few on Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. Here's a few individuals offering shoveling services: Erica Kelley: Rachel Kelley is willing to be at service! Lynnie Carneiro: CALL BADDOG 401-623-9045 Removal with a snowblower...give him a shout... DRIVEWAYS & WALK WAYS...clean up begind when snowfall stops and driving bans are lifted... If you know someone who needs shoveling or wants to offer shoveling, have them post in the comment section below!
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Rhode Island is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Rhode Island to highlight snowfall across the state during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at home, we might as well have some fun, right? Upload …