Friday, January 21, 2011
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? Over on West Main Road, this Portsmouth Patch editor only measured about an inch on a flat surface, but there must have been more, right? The National Weather Service estimates this storm will result in three to five inches of new snowfall. How much did you measure? 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?
Here's a look at what's closed today due to the winter storm.
Here's a look at the latest closings, delays and parking bans due to the winter storm: Newport Own a business or know of an organization that will be closed Friday due to the weather? Announce it here or e-mail Sandy@Patch.com.
Portsmouth residents are asked to be careful driving today as snow turns to freezing rain, sleet.
A winter weather advisory will remain in effect until noon today, announced the National Weather Service (NWS) at 8:20 a.m. Friday. A high impact but short duration snowstorm will bring sleet and freezing rain to southern Rhode Island. A winter storm warning has been cancelled, according to the NWS. The snow will mix with or change to sleet and freezing rain until late morning and end this afternoon. Accumulations are expected to reach three to five inches of snow. The sleet and rain will make for very slippery travel especially on untreated road surfaces. “Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult...but not impossible...on untreated roadways and sidewalks. When temperatures are below freezing...motorists need to be …