No. 1: Water, Water Everywhere
Photo — Courtesy Robin Rockwood
Flooding — from storms and the King Tide — is NH1’s No. 1 weather story for the year.
From the Seacoast to the Lakes Region to the Vermont border during all seasons, floods wreaked havoc on the New Hampshire landscape this year.
In February, some students on the Plymouth State University campus learned a hard lesson, when ice dams in the Pemigewasset caused massive flooding that affected one of the parking lots.
In April, concerns of ice jams on the Pemigewasset came again, prompting more flood warnings. But that wasn't the end for the Pemi. The Oct. 30 storm brought its own share of problems as the Pemigewasset once again flooded its banks.
Just before July Fourth, campgrounds were hit hard leaving rescuers in dangerous situations as some campers ignored warnings to evacuate.
Not to be overshadowed by the Pemigewasset, the King Tide also made several appearances on the Seacoast. The most recent happening the first week of December. The frequent occurrences has inspired a yearly photo contest.