Press Releases

 

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory for Newport County & Block Island

Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Newport County and Block Island.

Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php.

Current watches/warnings for state counties include:

***Wind Advisory –Newport County***

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FOR CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NEWPORT COUNTY RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS.

* WINDS...EAST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...4 AM TO 1 PM THURSDAY...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM 6 AM UNTIL NOON.

* IMPACTS...SMALL TREE LIMBS MAY BE DOWNED ALONG WITH A FEW POWER DISRUPTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

***Wind Advisory – Block Island***

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FOR CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS.

* WINDS...EAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...4 AM TO 1 PM THURSDAY...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM 6 AM TO 11 AM.

* IMPACTS...SMALL TREE LIMBS MAY BE DOWNED ALONG WITH A FEW POWER DISRUPTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

Related links

Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 01-11-2012

Share this: