Hey, NH! The Mid-Week Storm Is Going To Dump More Snow Than We Thought
New Hampshire is preparing for up to a foot of snow, so grab the snow gear because winter is back!
Here is what you should know about the upcoming storm.
Timing and your commute
Winter storm warnings go into effect at 1 p.m. Wednesday and continue until 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow will be breaking out during the morning hours.
Snow will be falling most of the afternoon and becoming heavier by the evening commute. Travel will be difficult to impossible. Major delays can be expected with numerous accidents likely bringing traffic to a snarl.
Prepare for snow-covered and slippery roads with a significant reduction in visibility at all times. Snow will be falling at 1-3" per hour rates during the evening hours in intense bands of snow which will likely set up across southern New Hampshire. At times it will look and feel like a blizzard!
Snow may be heavy and wet closer to the coast, which could lead to scattered power outages and downed tree limbs. Winds will become gusty towards midnight with the potential of gusts over 40mph at the coast. Expect widespread cancellations and closers Thursday morning.
How much will you get? Double digit snowfall is likely for a lot of the Granite State. It appears most will be seeing 10-14" of snowfall, but there will be locally heavier amounts which could get up to 15-20" if these bands of snow over deliver and the airmass remains cold with less mixing! With the heavy texture of these water loaded snowflakes this could mean outages! If we get some mixing with rain or at least milder air near the coast...amounts could be less closer to the beach.
THE REST OF THE STORM
Meteorologist Joe Joyce will be live on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning with all of your storm updates!