winter storm http://ripr.org en It's a Snow Day http://ripr.org/post/its-snow-day <p>Many public and private schools across Rhode Island cancelled classes for today, as the snow storm gathered steam on Tuesday afternoon. In a rare move, many colleges and universities also shut down, including the Rhode Island School of Design and Rhode Island College. One notable exception, Brown University, cancelled only those classes scheduled before 10 a.m.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:47:01 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 27989 at http://ripr.org Storm Dumps Nearly A Foot Of Snow On Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/storm-dumps-nearly-foot-snow-rhode-island <p>Rhode Island is waking up under a blanket of snow, the second storm of the year. Forecasters said the storm dumped nearly a foot of snow on some parts of the state.</p><p>National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said some places got hit with almost a foot. “Heaviest snowfall so far has been over Providence County, said Dunham. “Leader of the pack right now is North Smithfield with eleven inches.”</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:15:58 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 27941 at http://ripr.org Storm Dumps Nearly A Foot Of Snow On Rhode Island Tuesday's Snowfall Is Expected To Stick Around http://ripr.org/post/tuesdays-snowfall-expected-stick-around <p>Rhode Island is under a winter weather advisory until 5 pm this afternoon.</p><p></p><p>Charles Foley of the National Weather service says, that Southern New Englanders should prepare for the first good snowfall of the season.</p><p>"I think we’re looking at the first plow-able snow event this year, we expect snow to begin around 9 to 10 o’clock this morning, ending around 5 this afternoon,” said Foley.</p><p>Two to four inches of snow are predicted to accumulate, and could prove to be a problem for the morning commute.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:50:43 +0000 John Bender 26028 at http://ripr.org Tuesday's Snowfall Is Expected To Stick Around Winter Storm Hits Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/winter-storm-hits-rhode-island <p>Just as the snow from last week’s blizzard was starting to melt away, revealing pavement on most roads and sidewalks, Rhode Islanders woke up Sunday to even more snow.</p><p></p><p>Forecasters predict between 6 to 8 inches of snow for Rhode Island, and up to 8 inches to fall by Sunday night in Boston. While southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts could see less snow.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:40:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 10489 at http://ripr.org Winter Storm Hits Rhode Island