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Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
400 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018
Low pressure will move off the mid atlantic coast tonight and pass
well southeast of Nantucket. However this low will spread snow
across the region, with accumulations generally around 6 inches.
Lows tonight will range from the mid 20s to the lower 30s.
Snow will come to an end by daybreak Sunday morning with rapidly
improving conditions by late morning as temperatures rise above
freezing. Afternoon temperatures will range in the 40s across
Southern New England. With sunny skies and warm temperatures, the
recent snowpack will likely melt significantly during the day
tomorrow. Overnight skies will remain clear with low temperatures
near 20 degrees across the interior, and near 30 degrees along the
A warm front will cross the region Monday afternoon and
night with a period of rain showers likely. This will be followed by
near record breaking warmth Tuesday and Wednesday.
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map,
[2nd Source TWC]
RDF forecast not available
Regional Hourly Observations For BLOCK ISLAND County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Rhode Island
Based on observations at 100am EST, Sunday February 18, 2018
Across Rhode Island...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 35 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light snow north, light snow central, and rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 24 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 7 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 7 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to rain. The wind chill is near 29 degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 35 degrees at Newport. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Smithfield.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BLOCK ISLAND County,RI
1234 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018
DAY ONE Tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BLOCK ISLAND County, RI
115 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018
REST OF TONIGHT
Rain and snow. Near steady temperature in the
upper 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance
of precipitation near 100 percent.
SUNDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Near steady temperature in the
upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast after
WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of
showers. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT Showers likely. Near steady temperature in the
mid 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of drizzle. Near steady
temperature in the upper 40s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the
WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 50.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent
chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 50.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent
chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 40s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Rhode Island
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3 FEB FEB-APR
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Temperature: Above Above Above Above
Precipitation: Above Normal Above Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky