We’ve had an official blizzard in parts of Rhode Island. The conditions in Newport, RI have been declared to meet official blizzard criteria, according to the National Weather Service. The following measurements were taken by an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) at Newport State Airport in Middletown, RI.
Blizzard conditions existed between about 9AM and 1PM Tuesday.
Here’s the tweet from the National Weather Service declaring the this morning’s weather in the City by the Sea as a blizzard.
A blizzard is defined as “Sustained winds or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph, considerable falling and/or blowing snow frequently reducing visibility less than 1/4 mile for 3 or more hours. Blizzard conditions need to be the predominant condition over a three hour period,” according to the National Weather Service’s website.
Blizzard conditions have also been in parts of Massachusetts, including Boston.
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo
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