NEW: More Snow Expected in RI This Weekend

Friday, February 14, 2014
John Ghiorse, GoLocalProv Meteorlogist

This no-quit winter just keeps chugging along, grinding out storm after storm and cold air blasts with production line regularity. There won't be much down time after yesterday's mess. Another weak low pressure center now over the Mid-Mississippi Valley will head toward the Mid-Atlantic coast by tomorrow morning. It then will undergo rapid intensification and head northeastward passing southeast of Nantucket tomorrow night as it heads into the open Atlantic.

What does it mean for us? Well, for starters, more snow with perhaps a bit of rain at the start especially over the Cape and Islands but it should be a snowstorm for about all of us with heaviest amounts form Rhode Island into Eastern Massachusetts and perhaps the Cape. Central and Western new England should see less snow from this storm.

It's likely to start snowing sometime tomorrow afternoon, become heaviest at night and wind down by early Sunday. Earliest estimates are for 6 inches or more from Rhode Island eastward through Massachusetts and for less than 6 inches from Rhode Island westward but that could change once I see just where the storm center forms early tomorrow.

  • 10. Blizzard of 2010

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 13"

    December 26-27, 2010

    This winter storm brought more than a foot of snow to several parts of Rhode Island, including 13 inches in Woonsocket.

  • 9. Blizzard of 2003

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 15"

    February 14-19, 2013

    Know as the President’s Day Storm II, this blizzard brought roughly 15 inches to Ocean State.

  • 8. Blizzard of 2009

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 16"

    December 16-20, 2009

    Blizzard warnings were in effect in southern Rhode Island when this storm hit just before Christmas 2009.

  • 7. April Fool's Day Blizzard

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 18"

    March 30 to April 1, 1997

    This blizzard was no joke when it dropped 18 inches of snow in Providence.

  • 6. 1969 Nor’easter

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 20"

    February 8-10, 1969

    This storm blanketed many parts of Rhode Island with upwards of 20 inches of snow.

  • 5. Great Blizzard of 1888

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 20"

    March 11-14, 1888

    One of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States, this superstorm dumped 20 inches in Kingston.

  • 4. Blizzard of 1996

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 23"

    Jan. 6-10, 1996

    One of two blizzards to receive an “extreme” rating on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, this storm blanketing parts of Rhode Island with upwards of 23 inches of snow.

  • 3. Blizzard of 2005

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 23.5"

    January 20-23, 2005

    This three-day storm delivered more nearly two feet of snow to some parts of Rhode Island.

  • 2. Winter Storm Nemo

    Max Accumulation: Approximately 24"

    February 7-18, 2013

    About 180,000 RI homes and businesses lost power during this powerful blizzard.



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