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Old 05-14-2007, 12:19 AM
 
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I like the winters, and enjoy the snow.
I was curious does RI get a good amount of snow, and how are the winters there compared with say BOS or Fairfield County, CT.

I have lived in both places and was curious if you get 'shafted' with much less snow in winter than BOS or if it's comparable.

Also, are the seasonal lenghts of winter, spring, summer comparable to BOS or different, thanks.

 
Old 05-14-2007, 06:08 AM
 
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Providence receives about 25-30" of snow a winter- areas like Newport and near the ocean less. The moderating influence of Narragansett bay and the nearby Atlantic moderate the winters. But likewise a cooling sea breeze in the summer lessens the heat during June, July and August.

Compared to Boston, Providence receives less snow. Compared to Fairfield county about the same.

Seasonally on average, Providence has milder winters and cooler summers then inland areas of New England. Compared to Boston, Providence is slightly warmer in the summer, Newport is cooler. Autumns are extended into December with mild weather, off the warm Atlantic; but springs are retarded because of the chilled waters of the Atlantic.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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Cool Rode Island Winters

Over the past few years it seems to be hit or miss. One year we have record snowfalls and the following mild unseasonal winters. Like this past winter. We had warm weather in December and January along with rain. Other winters we have had snow in November and December lasting well through the winter months leading up until march.

I suggest if your looking for snow all winter than you need to head up north further like New Hampshire or Vermont. When we get rain they get snow.
Rhode Island is not consistent every year anymore. Thanks to global warming!
 
Old 05-15-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Over the past few years it seems to be hit or miss. One year we have record snowfalls and the following mild unseasonal winters. Like this past winter. We had warm weather in December and January along with rain. Other winters we have had snow in November and December lasting well through the winter months leading up until march.

I suggest if your looking for snow all winter than you need to head up north further like New Hampshire or Vermont. When we get rain they get snow.
Rhode Island is not consistent every year anymore. Thanks to global warming!
I have to agree with every word he said.

Likewise situation here in the city.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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Either way its cold there, whether Boston gets more than Providence is hit or miss, they both get snow storms, I spent a number of years living thru them on the RI Mass border, don't miss the storms or sub zero weather one bit.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:11 PM
 
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I suppose then, I went to college in Boston, that given it is coastal like Providence, although a little north and facing the MA Bay not the N Bay, they both have similar winters.

Bos winter=Prov winter which is a little greater than Fairfield County but less than inland?
 
Old 05-16-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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I suppose then, I went to college in Boston, that given it is coastal like Providence, although a little north and facing the MA Bay not the N Bay, they both have similar winters.

Bos winter=Prov winter which is a little greater than Fairfield County but less than inland?
Much less than inland. A few miles, like Fairfield county, can mean a big difference. Black Rock Turnpike always had more snow than Trumball Ave and North there was even more than that. Westport no snow, Easton or Weston a foot. Likewise in Rhode Ilsand and Massachusetts. Boston or Prov could have 6" of snow, but 10 miles N or W could have 10-20' of snow. I live in NW RI and we have had 30" of snow and Prov only 5" or none at all. NW RI averages about 60-70" yearly. It depends on the track and temp of the storm. BTW Bos gets more snow on average than Prov(36").
 
Old 05-16-2007, 09:05 PM
 
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Much less than inland. A few miles, like Fairfield county, can mean a big difference. Black Rock Turnpike always had more snow than Trumball Ave and North there was even more than that. Westport no snow, Easton or Weston a foot. Likewise in Rhode Ilsand and Massachusetts. Boston or Prov could have 6" of snow, but 10 miles N or W could have 10-20' of snow. I live in NW RI and we have had 30" of snow and Prov only 5" or none at all. NW RI averages about 60-70" yearly. It depends on the track and temp of the storm. BTW Bos gets more snow on average than Prov(36").
I thought BOS and PROV were comparable snow wise.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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I thought BOS and PROV were comparable snow wise.
cold fronts coming from the north don't always reach providence. boston can get more snow, but we are talking averages. the difference is only 5-8 inches.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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cold fronts coming from the north don't always reach providence. boston can get more snow, but we are talking averages. the difference is only 5-8 inches.
Sounds like they are quite similar.
Do you get the golf stream in Rhode Island like they do in CT or just not all the cold fronts that BOS has?
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