The following information is being sent to you in conjunction with NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This is an update on the winter storm expected to move into the area tomorrow. Most snow accumulation will be Wednesday morning into Wednesday night with 6*q
to as much as 14" of heavy wet snow expected. Scattered power outages are possible.
Temperature: Temperatures will remain in the low 30s for this event.
Wind: The National Weather Service anticipates sustained winds of 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH.
Snow: Snow will start Wednesday around the time of the morning commute and continue during the day and into the night. Accumulations will be heaviest in Southern and central regions and could be as much as 14". The North is expected to receive around 6" with the Seacoast predicted to get mostly rain. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for most of central NH. Coos, Northern Grafton, Rockingham, and Eastern Hillsborough Counties are under Winter Storm Watches due to lesser amounts of snow forecast by NWS.
Rain: Precipitation on the Seacoast may begin as snow but will be mostly rain for the duration of this event. Some mixed precipitation is expected inland.
Ice Accretion: The National Weather Service reports no potential for icing. Precipitation may contain some sleet.
Marine Forecast: A Gale Watch has been issued. Tides will be 2' below flood stage with no significant impact expected.
Travel: Commutes on Wednesday morning and evening will coincide with the brunt of the snowfall and will be impacted. The Thursday morning ride will also be affected as storm cleanup continues.
The New Hampshire State Police would like to remind everyone to limit road travel to allow our partners from the Department of Transportation to clear and treat the roadways.
If you must be on the roads, please slow down and allow extra space between your vehicle and others. Winter conditions call for different driving tactics. When there is ice and snow - please, take it slow! Slower speeds, slower acceleration, slower steering, and slower braking.
Please keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Driving in a snowstorm is not the time to be driving while distracted.
When sharing the roads with a plow truck … please, don't crowd the plow. Don't travel beside a plow truck for long periods of time. A snowplow operator's field of vision is restricted; you may see them, but they may not see you.
Before venturing out, please make sure you've cleared the snow off all of your vehicle's windows and lights, to include your brake lights and turn signals. And ALWAYS buckle up!
The best place to be during a snow storm is home. If you must be on the roadways, give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. It's not worth putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation.