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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.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BRISTOL County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
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 BRISTOL County,RI

1234 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northern Connecticut, central 
Massachusetts, eastern Massachusetts, northeastern Massachusetts, 
southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, northern Rhode 
Island and southern Rhode Island.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Warning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BRISTOL County, RI
Issued at 115 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018


Snow and rain. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Sunny. Snow in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming south after midnight.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Showers likely. Not as cool. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Rhode Island
                             RHODE IS                                                                     
                 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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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