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Weather Service Reports 46% Chance of Prov Getting 4-6” of Snow on Monday

Sunday, April 03, 2016

 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Providence to take effect starting at 3 a.m. on Monday, April 4 and going till 8 p.m. on April 4. 

According to the weather service, there is a 46% chance that Providence gets 4 to 6 inches and a 21% chance that Providence gets 6 to 8 inches. 

Overall, the Weather Service is saying that there is a 100% chance of snow. 

See the Advisory Below

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-

EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-

WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-

SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-

SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-

WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-

NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-

EASTERN KENT RI-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...

VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...

ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...

GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...

SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...

CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...

AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...

WARWICK

253 PM EDT SUN APR 3 2016

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 PM EDT

MONDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 PM EDT

MONDAY.

 

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXCEPT FOR THE IMMEDIATE

  SOUTH COAST...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

 

* HAZARD TYPES...ACCUMULATING SNOW.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. BEST CHANCE

  OF THE HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN.

 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL QUICKLY OVERSPREAD WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND

  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT BETWEEN 3 AND 5 AM. THE SNOW SHOULD THEN

  MOVE INTO RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS BETWEEN 5 AND 7

  AM. THE BULK OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH MID TO

  LATE AFTERNOON...BUT SOME SNOW MAY LINGER INTO MONDAY EVENING

  ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE.

 

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL IMPACT AT LEAST PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING

  RUSH HOUR...PARTICULARLY IN THE HARTFORD AND SPRINGFIELD

  METROPOLITAN AREAS WHERE IT BEGINS EARLIER. TEMPERATURES EARLY

  MONDAY MORNING WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 20S...SO EXPECT

  SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS MAKING FOR A SLIPPERY COMMUTE.

  BY LATER MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON...THE STRONG APRIL SUN

  ANGLE WILL PROBABLY ALLOW FOR MELTING ON MOST ROADWAYS OUTSIDE

  OF LOCALIZED HEAVIER SNOW BANDS AND ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

  HOWEVER...BY EARLY EVENING TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BACK INTO THE

  20S AND THERE COULD BE A RARE APRIL FLASH FREEZE ALONG THE

  BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR. THIS MAY IMPACT THE MONDAY

  EVENING RUSH HOUR.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS

FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE

EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD RESULT IN SLIPPERY

CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS.  WHEN

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY

CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY

DEVELOP.

 

Related Slideshow: Providence City Council Grades Snow Removal Efforts

GoLocalProv reached out to the 15 members of the Providence City Council to see how they thought the snow plowing and removal went in their wards. Asked to give a letter grade, see what they had to say below:

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Luis Aponte

Council President, Ward 10

Grade: C

Comment: Aponte said that constituant complaints were mostly about the narrowing of the streets, and the narrow passageways for both pedestrians and vehicles.  At some point, he says, it's not about the plowing, but how to remove the snow altogether.

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Sabina Matos

Ward 15

Grade: None Given

Comment: She supports the job the DPW and the administration did, and said that it's important for everyone to work together to find solutions.

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Bryan Principe

Ward 13

Grade: B

Comment: Principe said that it was a tough job with so much snow, but there was room for improvement.

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Nicholas Narducci

Ward 4

Grade: B

Comment: Narducci said that plow operators did well, but the inspectors needed to do a better job.

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Wilbur Jennings

Ward 8

Grade: B+

Comment: Jennings said it was a tough storm, and they did well in his ward, all things considered.

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Michael Correia

Ward 6

Grade: C-

Comment: None

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Terrence Hassett

Ward 12

Grade: C

Comment: Hassett felt that the combination of insufficent equipment and some of the contractors' work led to less than ideal results. He doesn't believe the workers are to blame, but overall the city needs to be more efficient.

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Kevin Jackson

Ward 3

Grade: C

Comment: None

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Jo-Ann Ryan

Ward 5

Grade: None Given

Comment: "The issues with snow removal in my Ward were consistent with issues across the City. I feel grading the effort is not a productive exercise. I choose instead to commit to working with my fellow Council members and the Mayor to study the operation in an open and transparent forum to find solutions.  While the around-the-clock effort put forth by the city workers during the blizzard, along with the response to numerous calls for assistance was commendable, the end result is our citizens are generally not happy and we need to do better."

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Carmen Castillo

Ward 9

Grade: None Given

Comment: Castillo was reluctant to give a letter grade, but said there was room for improvement in her ward.

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Mary Kay Harris

Ward 11

Grade: None Given

Comment: No comment, wants to further assess the work done in her ward.

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Samuel Zurier

Ward 2

Grade: Incomplete

Comment: None

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David Salvatore

Ward 14

Grade: None Given

Comment: Salvatore said there was room for improvement, and that he looks forward to working with the new Elorza Administration on the issue.

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John Igliozzi

Ward 7

Grade: B

Comment: "It was a blizzard. I give them a B."

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Seth Yurdin

Ward 1

Councilman Yurdin did not respond to GoLocalProv's request for comment as of Thursday night.

 
 

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