Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Saturday, February 9
The winter of 2013 finally shared its first significant snowfall of the season -- better known as the Blizzard of '13 or "Winter Storm Nemo" by the storm-naming Weather Channel. Now it's your turn to share -- your photos and your videos of the snowfall. Click on the "upload photos and video" button. Make sure you include a caption!
Thanks to the blizzard, East Providence is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
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 East Providence Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
We’ve got East Providence covered … with your help.
With the Blizzard of 2013 whacking East Providence this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute information is important. At Patch, we'll be working to cover the storm. But the more interaction we get from users, the more comprehensive the coverage will be. Hey, East Providence Patch is your site after all. So, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, we’ll have all the news covered as much as we can. Check out our information center article for all the latest news and updates. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to the information center or to an article? Jump in and make a comment. Or post photos. These …
Motorists are asked to get off the roads as the storm intensifies. Up to 2 feet of snow is possible in East Providence and winds are expected to accelerate into the early evening.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has declared a state of emergency, as forecasted snowfall totals continue to increase. Parts of Rhode Island could see as much as 30 inches of snow by the time the storm abates tomorrow afternoon. East Providence residents should be getting off the roads and hunkering down as the storm picks up steam. There is a very good chance East Providence will see 2 feet of snow, according to wpri.com, with areas from Providence and points north potentially getting more. "We have a very serious storm approaching," Chafee said. "I encourage all Rhode Islanders to take this seriously. This is a major storm. Be prepared." The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is urging motorists to get off the roads and stay home until the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
We could see more than two feet of snow in East Providence.
The forecast hasn't changed much. A blizzard is bearing down on us. Just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a blizzard starting Friday morning and stretching into Saturday morning. Rhode Island could see more than 2 feet of snow, the largest snow accumulation since 2010. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of Rhode Island, calling it a "potential historic winter storm." Snow could fall at 3-to-4 inches per hour and winds could gust at more than 20 miles per hour. Check back with Patch for updates.