temperature http://ripr.org en Dropping Temperatures Causing Serious Plumbing Problems In RI http://ripr.org/post/dropping-temperatures-causing-serious-plumbing-problems-ri <p>Temperatures in the teens are causing water pipes to burst all over Rhode Island. Plumbers statewide are flat out responding to an upsurge in calls for help.</p><p></p><p>A Cranston-based plumbing company says its call volume has increased 70 percent because of cold weather-related water pipe ruptures.&nbsp; Carlos Cardeal, a foreman at Statewide Plumbing and Heating, says 99 percent of all pipe breaks can be attributed to two causes: a lack of insulation in the home and keeping the temperature of the house too low.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:28:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 27324 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Weather: A Heat Wave? http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-weather-heat-wave <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve stepped outside today, you’ve most likely wanted to step back inside as the temperature in parts of Rhode Island is into the low 90’s.</span></p><p>The high temperatures are expected to extend through Sunday, with highs into the low 90’s and high 80’s.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the term “heat wave” has been thrown around, Allen Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says there must be three consecutive days of 90 degree weather for a heat wave.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:24:45 +0000 Dylan Weisser 16154 at http://ripr.org High winds, heavy rain http://ripr.org/post/high-winds-heavy-rain <p>RI and southeast MA are under a high wind warning this morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham warns that this morning’s gusts are going to make the going tough for drivers.</p><p>“It's a bit of a wild one," Dunham&nbsp;says, "TF Green Airport had a wind gust to 56 miles an hour, so there’s some strong winds out there."</p><p>Dunham says there are branches down on roadways, and he urges drivers to use caution.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:18:38 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9514 at http://ripr.org High winds, heavy rain