This was the first confirmed tornado in Rhode Island since August 2012. They have had only four tornadoes since 2000 mainly EF0 and EF1.
New Hampshire and Vermont saw up to 12 inches of snow, areas of Maine saw up to 10 inches.
Another nor’easter is predicted to move up the east coast Friday night into Saturday bringing heavy rain and a wet mix of snow, freezing rain and rain. Building codes are stricter in New England for roof loads which is good because the heavy snow and the possibility of the mix coming for the weekend will put a lot of stress on them. Even with that, when we were teenagers living out there we could get jobs shoveling roofs in the winter which could be dangerous because many of them had metal roofs which were slippery.
Some of the ski resorts are planning on opening in New England this weekend including Sugarloaf Mountain in western Maine (feature image) where I used to go when I was in high school.
Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds were spotted by the NWS Grand Rapids office yesterday – the graphic below is self explanatory:
Clouds will be building in today and will hang around through next Monday. Not much in the way of rain in the forecast with the exception of perhaps a bit of drizzle and maybe some wet snow flakes mixing in Sunday morning mainly north of Grand Rapids. Our next pattern change is forecast to come late next week, though I am still not seeing any 60° temperatures through the long term.
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