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Sun February 16, 2014
N.H. Sees More Snow Than Usual This Winter
A series of winter storms over the past couple of weeks have had Granite Staters alternating between hunkering down at home and digging out.
Meteorologist Scott Kaplan of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua says while this has been a tough season, it’s not quite as bad as it might seem. He cites National Weather Service data collected in Concord, where 53.7 inches of snow has fallen so far.
“The 53.7 is only about eight inches shy of what we should get in an entire winter, but still behind last year, when we ended up with 83.5 inches of snow," Kaplan says. "So we’ve got a ways to go to catch up to last year, but we’re a little bit ahead of where we should be for this time of year.”
He says winter storms have taken more unpredictable turns this season, staying farther south and hitting the Boston area harder than usual. That’s also true for the Seacoast, which has been pummeled by coastal storms. In fact, forecasts predicted that area would see four to eight inches of snow between last night and this morning with gusty winds. Although things should be clear for the next day or so, Kaplan says it looks like New Hampshire could see yet another winter storm roll in on Tuesday.