Friday, February 22, 2013
Forecasts vary, but Bristol and Warren look to get a couple inches, and it appears much of Rhode Island will be spared major snow totals.
Will Bristol and Warren see significant snowfall this weekend or will it be an inch with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for the weekend as a wintry mix makes its way toward the region. But how much snow Bristol and Warren are expected to get depends on how warm the temperatures remain. Forecasts vary, but most expect just a couple inches in the area. ABC6 is predicting 1-3 inches; WPRI 12 has the towns getting 1-4 inches; and NBC 10 predicts "a few inches." The National Weather Service is calling for about a half-inch. Snow and rain are expected to begin sometime Saturday afternoon, switching back and forth between all snow, all rain and a mix through the evening. After midnight, it …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Bristol and Warren will likely see 4-6 inches of snow, depending on how much rain mixes in.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, which could dump 4-8 inches on Bristol and Warren. The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switching periodically to a mix of rain and snow, and then returning to all snow Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. It should continue snowing through Sunday afternoon, leaving 4-8 inches behind across much of Rhode Island. Accumulations depend on the amount of mixing over the course of the storm. Temperatures are expected to remain in the low- to mid-30s, possibly dampening snow totals, which escalate the farther north…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Bristol and Warren could get up to a foot or more of snow from what the National Weather Service is calling a 'potentially historic winter storm.'
Rhode Island, including Bristol and Warren, is under a Winter Storm and Blizzard Watch, effective Friday morning into Saturday, with up to a foot or more of snow expected. Stay updated with the Bristol and Warren forecast on the Bristol-Warren Patch Weather page, and get set up with school closing alerts by clicking here. Snow is expected to begin Friday morning, possibly mixing with rain in the afternoon, before returning Friday night to heavy, wet snow that could fall at a rate of up to 3 inches an hour, according to the National Weather Service. The height of the storm is expected to hit late Friday night into Saturday morning, continuing into the afternoon Saturday. Forecasts are currently calling for 10-16 inches for the Bristol-…
Friday, December 28, 2012
How has smoking impacted your life? Are you trying to quit? Does someone you care about smoke? The Health Department wants to hear from you.
In honor of the New Year, the Rhode Island Department of Health is encouraging smokers to quit in 2013 with the launch of its new smoking cessation campaign, “Tobacco Made Me.” The new campaign, which showcases personal stories from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been negatively impacted by smoking and tobacco use, is designed to motivate smokers to call the state’s quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. How has smoking impacted your own life? Are you a previous smoker and quit? How did you do it? Tell us your story in the comments section. “Quitting smoking is tough, but the more times that a smoker tries to quit, the more likely he or she is to ultimately be successful,” said Dr. Michael Fine, director of the health department. “Smokers should…
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Bristol and Warren to get only about an inch of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. But that doesn't mean residents — particularly motorists — can take this storm lightly. The weather service is predicting snow to begin late morning, then switch to rain, before returning to snow. The result could be a slippery mess on roads all over town. And other forecasters are predicting as much as 4-6 inches in the area, so totals could increase in the two towns. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in …