Monday, March 18, 2013
We will get snow overnight, but it will turn to all rain by sunrise Tuesday.
I know, I know ... enough already. We are days away from spring but Mother Nature seems intent on making sure we don't forget this winter any time soon. So, here's the drill ... As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, it looks as if snow will begin in East Greenwich around 10 p.m. with temperatures just around freezing. The temperature will rise a bit overnight, with the snow mixing with rain until around 7 a.m. Tuesday, when it will switch to all rain. There may be windy conditions too. As for the rest of the week, the forecast predicts temperatures will stay stubbornly cold, with highs only in the low 40s. Spring begins on Wednesday – officially anyway.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Right now, forecasters are saying East Greenwich will get snow, then sleet, and finally – you guessed it – rain.
For those of you who are hoping for a big snow dump on Friday, it's looking possible, but we could still end up with just a messy mix of snow, sleet and rain. Here's what the National Weather Service Friday forecast EG as of noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6: "A chance of snow, mainly after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 24. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Snow and sleet likely before 9 a.m., then rain. Patchy dense fog after 1 p.m. High near 39. East wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible." Sounds like a coastal southern New England special. We'll keep an eye on the storm and of course …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The first significant snowstorm in a year may hit us Saturday. Share your pictures with EG Patch.
We haven't seen much snow around here in almost a full calendar year, but the first significant snowstorm of the season may be hitting midday Saturday. The National Weather Service said Rhode Island can expect 4 to 8 inches. As of 4:43 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts that will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. The local forecast calls for snow to begin late morning Saturday and continue into the night, mostly ending around 2 a.m., though some flurries could continue into the morning. The novelty of the white stuff after a full year is sure to bring winter lovers outside. Sunday should bring mostly sunny skies with …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A sailboat moored in the cove broke free Wednesday and the Harbormaster's own boat sunk overnight.
Usually by this time of year, Harbormaster Jim Cullen's job is done for the season. But with Hurricane Sandy last week and this week's nor'easter, Cullen has had his hands full. Worse still, his own boat sunk overnight Wednesday. On Wednesday, a sailboat moored near the boat ramp at Goddard Park came loose in the storm and ran aground in the mud flats off Scalloptown Park. Cullen notified the boat's owner and they were able to free the boat. He said it wasn't clear if the boat damaged any other boats. Then, Thursday morning, someone noticed that Cullen's boat, which was tied up at the town dock, was largely submerged. "Someone called the [police] station and they called me," Cullen said. "I don't really know what happened," he said …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: The election is almost here. Finally. Never before have I been so thoroughly sick of a campaign – or should we just call it like it is? – drawn-out attack and counter-attack? How long has it been – a decade? I am usually a news yeller. I yell when a report on the war comes out. I yell when a piece on factories in India is broadcast. I yell at celebrity stories. I yell at weather forecasts. Heck, I even yell at movie reviews. So you can imagine the noise I have been making lately. Even my cats are concerned. I don’t think I am alone when I say: I am sick and tired of the mudslinging between the candidates. I am sick and tired of the nonstop nasty mailers and ads. I am sick and tired of the bad behavior all around. Our politicians, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I took a few photos this morning, but I know there's a lot of damage I missed.
If you've got storm damage, or have been out with your phone/camera today and got some good shots, share them here. Thanks!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Water "higher than ever seen" on Water Street, but worst damage from wind; Norton's loses roof.
By 8:30 p.m. Monday night, the water was 15 inches high on Water Street by Rhode Island Clam and Harbourside. But Robert Smith was feeling a bit optimistic or, at least, he wasn't panicking. The owner of Rhode Island Clam, Smith had gotten a call that the water was up to the door. It was short of that and from across the street Smith decided he had seen enough. "When we left it today, we left it so it would take water. For Irene, we gutted it," said Smith. When someone asked if he was going to go in, Smith declined. "It is what it is. Whatever it is now, it will be a 9 o'clock tomorrow morning." Still, Smith said the water was the highest he'd ever seen it on Water Street. At Norton's, the situation was not as good. At about 6 p.m. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 29.
No School: No word yet on Tuesday, but we’ll keep you posted. No Senior Services: Senior service activities are cancelled for today. No trash pickup: There is no trash pickup on Monday. Trash will be delayed at least a day. Residents with Monday pickup will occur on Wednesday, and the remainder of the week will have a one-day delay. Do not put yard waste at the curb before, during the storm, or the week of Oct. 29. Town crews will resume yard waste pickup once emergency cleanup is over. No Farmers Market: We are very sad to report that the last market of the season is cancelled. No Town Council Meeting: The next Town Council meeting is Monday, Nov. 12. Shelter: The Red Cross has established a regional shelter for East Greenwich residents …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The greatest threat to flooding will take place at high tide Monday evening around 8 p.m.
Here is information from the Town of East Greenwich's website: Evacuation It is recommended that residents of mobile homes and the Water Street area be prepared to leave, should this become necessary. There is a serious threat of property damage, power outages, flooding, high winds and accessibility issues. The evacuation route is available on the town website. The Red Cross has established regional shelters for East Greenwich residents at Warwick Veterans High School (2401 West Shore Road). The East Greenwich Police Department community room is a staging area for residents seeking shelter and who are unable to get to the regional shelter on their own. The East Greenwich Police Department can be contacted at 884-2244. The Red Cross can…
Friday, October 26, 2012
If storm takes more northern track, significant impacts possible to New England.
The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm pushing farther west according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. According to WHDH Meteorologist Chris Lambert, the current likely scenario would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph, mostly onshore, strongest at the coast with up to 5 inches of rain expected throughout the storm’s duration. Power outages are likely, along with beach erosion and coastal flooding during high tides. Lambert …