Click on button above to view RI Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.


Washington County, RI Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts





US Weekly Rainfall Departure



US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:




A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Taunton MA 
815 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017 

Tropical Storm Jose has stalled well southeast of Nantucket and will 
slowly drift toward the southwest the next few days. This will 
maintain strong winds and scattered rain bands for a couple of days, 
namely across Cape Cod and the Islands. In addition rough surf and 
high seas will batter the adjacent coasts and ocean waters. 
Meanwhile, clearing moves into Western Massachusetts and 
Connecticut. 

Looking to the weekend, high pressure will build in from the Great 
Lakes with dry weather on tap. Temperatures will warm into the 70s 
to around 80 degrees for most of the region on Saturday, except for 
mid and upper 60s for the Cape and islands. Warmer temperatures are 
expected on Sunday with highs in the low and mid 80s, except 70s 
along the east and south coasts. Dry weather and warm temperatures 
will likely continue into Monday. A cold front dropping south from 
Canada, could bring a few showers for mid week along with slightly 
cooler temperatures.

National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]

RDF forecast not available
Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
Issued at

1000 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
 IN CT
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Bradley INTL   CLOUDY    72  63  73 N13G22    30.03R                  
Hartford       CLOUDY    72  63  73 N16       30.01R                  
Danbury        MOSUNNY   75  63  66 N14       30.04R                  
Wtrbury/Oxford PTSUNNY   70  62  76 N14G24    30.04R                  
Norwalk Harbor   N/A     73 N/A N/A N21G28      N/A                   
Bridgeport     PTSUNNY   74  62  66 N16G29    29.99R                  
Meriden        CLOUDY    72  61  68 N8G22     30.00R                  
New Haven      CLOUDY    73  62  68 N16G25    29.99R                  
Chester        PTSUNNY   72  63  73 N10G21    29.98S                  
Groton         CLOUDY    72  62  71 N14G26    29.94R                  
Wilimantic     CLOUDY    72  62  71 N14G29    29.99R                  

 IN RI
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Providence     CLOUDY    71  62  73 NE22G30   29.96R                  
Block Island   CLOUDY    69  62  78 N24G33    29.92R                  
Westerly       CLOUDY    72  62  71 N14G28    29.94R                  
 IN MA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Boston         CLOUDY    68  59  73 N26G35    30.00R                  
Worcester      CLOUDY    66  57  72 N17G26    30.05R                  
Westfield      PTSUNNY   73  62  68 N15G23    30.03R                  
Provincetown   CLOUDY    62  57  83 N23G32    29.92R                  
Nantucket      LGT RAIN  64  64 100 N36G46    29.77R FOG              

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Rhode Island
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Thursday Septemsmi 21, 2017

Across Rhode Island...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 23 mph with gusts at 37 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 25 mph with gusts at 39 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Westerly. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Smithfield.


Hazardous Weather Outlook For WASHINGTON County,RI

424 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

   HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY  
   WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeastern Massachusetts, 
southeastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

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

   High Surf Advisory.
   Wind Advisory.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

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

   High Surf Advisory.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, RI
Issued at 839 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017


HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY

TODAY
Cloudy. A slight chance of showers this morning. Breezy with highs in the mid 70s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 60. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Breezy with highs in the upper 60s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Rhode Island
                             RHODE IS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               SEP 26-SEP 30 SEP 28-OCT 4    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      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
SEPTEMBER 21ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1588...
After an unsuccessful battle with the English fleet, the Spanish Armada 
encountered strong storms and high winds off the coast of Ireland on its 
way back to Spain. 26 ships are believed to have been lost. The remaining 
ships limped back to Spain defeated and demoralized, ending the reign of 
the once unbeatable Spanish Armada. (NWS Louisville)
...1894...
A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a
tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day
sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as
though nothing had happened. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...
A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England causing
a massive forest blowdown and widespread flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph
at Blue Hill MA, and a storm surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive
flooding along the coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons
and caused 500 million dollars damage. The hurricane, which lasted twelve
days, destroyed 275 million trees. Hardest hit were Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island NY. The "Long Island Express"
produced gargantuan waves with its 150 mph winds, waves which smashed
against the New England shore with such force that earthquake-recording
machines on the Pacific coast clearly showed the shock of each wave. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
Louisville's wettest September day, with 4.30 inches of rain. (NWS Louisville)
...1954...
The temperature at Deeth NV soared from a morning low of 12 degrees to a
high of 87 degrees, a record daily warm-up for the state. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Tropical Storm Emily, which formed in the Carribean the previous afternoon,
caused considerable damage to the banana industry of Saint Vincent in the
Windward Islands. Unseasonably hot weather continued in Florida and the
western U.S. Redding CA and Red Bluff CA, with record highs of 108 degrees,
tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds and locally heavy rain in the
southwestern U.S. One thunderstorm in west Texas produced wind gusts to 86
mph at Dell City completely destroying an airport hangar. A Cessna 150
aircraft housed within the hangar was flipped over and snapped in two.
Thunderstorms produced large hail in east central Utah, while snow
blanketed some of the higher elevations of the state. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coast about 11 PM, making
landfall near Sullivans Island. Hurricane Hugo was directly responsible for
thirteen deaths, and indirectly responsible for twenty-two others. A total
of 420 persons were injured in the hurricane, and damage was estimated at
eight billion dollars, including two billion dollars damage to crops.
Sustained winds reached 85 mph at Folly Beach SC, with wind gusts as high
was 138 mph. Wind gusts reached 98 mph at Charleston, and 109 mph at Shaw
AFB. The biggest storm surge occurred in the McClellanville and Bulls Bay
area of Charleston County, with a storm surge of 20.2 feet reported at
Seewee Bay. Shrimp boats were found one half mile inland at McClellanville.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky