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Your RI Weather Today, Feb. 25, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

We’ll be on the razor’s edge of a snow/mixed precipitation line as the latest winter storm rages over the area. Given the relative warmth and high dew points, we’re looking for at least wet snow until 9am, then a mixed bag until around 2pm, then light snow from 2pm until 5pm or so. Total snow accumulation between 2-6 inches.

We’ll have about an inch of liquid converted precip, but the snow ratio will be something less than 10 to 1 liquid to snow, so that’s the reason for the low snow total. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 30’s cooling to evening lows in the upper 20’s with a wind shifting from easterly to northwesterly and gusting to 20 mph.


John Donnelly was born in Hialeah, Florida and moved back to Rhode Island and settled in Johnston, where he grew up until graduating from Lyndon State College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. As a child John always wanted to know how air moved, and he ran towards, not away from, thunder and lighting and various other ominous weather phenomena. He returned in 2001 to the old family neighborhood of Elmhurst where the McCabe’s, Donnelly’s, Walker’s and Callan’s have been since after the Civil War.