*** Tornado Watch in Effect Until 11:00 PM ****
The Severe Weather Prediction Center has placed much of southern New England under a Tornado Watch until 11:00 PM tonight. A Watch does not mean that a tornado is expected – it means that conditions are in place that could lead to the development of tornadoes.
Monitor local weather sources closely. Seek shelter immediately if thunderstorms develop. Mariners should consider seeking safe harbor now.
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 345
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 PM EDT TUE JUN 23 2015
TORNADO WATCH 345 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:00 PM
RHODE ISLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BRISTOL KENT NEWPORT
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All Portsmouth public schools will dismiss students one hour early today March 5. All after school activities are cancelled.
The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a parking ban effective at 9:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 until further notice.
All Portsmouth public schools will open with a one hour delay Monday March 2.
The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a parking ban in Portsmouth from 5:00 PM Sunday March 1 through 2:00 PM Monday March 2. A plowable snowfall is expected late Sunday into Monday morning,
Allow extra time for travel Monday morning.
The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a parking ban in Portsmouth from 10:00 PM Tuesday Feb 24 through 2:00 PM Wednesday Feb 25. A plowable snowfall is expected overnight tonight.
The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a parking ban in Portsmouth from noon Saturday Feb 21 through noon Sunday Feb 22. This is to allow Public Works personnel to clear snow and open storm drains. Thank you for your cooperation.
Allow extra time for travel Tuesday morning Feb 17. Light snow will result in slippery roads and reduced visibility. Snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches expected. Use caution while driving and give plows and sand trucks plenty of room on the roads.
Road travel is not recommended.
All town and state roads were cleared by mid-morning, but drifting snow will continue to be a problem throughout the day today. Strong winds will continue to pick up the powdery fallen snow. Expect periods of low visibility. Previously cleared roads may be blocked by drifting snow. Local and state highway crews will be out in full force throughout the day, but they will face a daunting task of keeping the roads clear.
Temperatures will fall throughout the day. Temperature will be in the low single digits by daybreak on Monday. The lingering wind will result in some of the most extreme wind chills we have experienced in recent memory.
If you must travel by car, take precautions in case you are stranded. Dress warmly. Carry a fully charged cell phone and at least one working flashlight. Non-essential travel is not recommended. Stay home, stay safe.