Severe Weather

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3:14 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Outages, Flood Warnings Follow Severe Thunderstorms In New Hampshire

Updated 5:06 pm

Several thousand homes and businesses are without power following the severe thunderstorms that came through New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon.

Utilities reported some 6,500 outages as of 5pm Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says the storm brought more than 2 inches of rain to parts of New Hampshire, prompting concerns about flooding.

A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Sullivan, Carroll and Grafton counties, until about 8pm.

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8:02 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Overnight Flooding Leads To Campground Evacuations

The heavy rain that fell in New Hampshire overnight has caused some campground evacuations and some road washouts in the town of Woodstock.

Woodstock Police Chief Douglas Moorehead said the hope is to get Route 112 open later Thursday morning.

He said the water is receding.

Earlier Thursday, the Lost River was overflowing and some campgrounds were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Authorities are planning to check the condition of a bridge at the Lost River Valley Campground to make sure about 80 campers can travel safely back out.

NH News
8:58 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Manchester-Boston Airport Open, But Flight Departures Hit-Or-Miss

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Manchester-Boston Regional Airport remains open today despite the winter storm.  But Deputy Airport Director Brian O'Neill says they've seen "a significant level of cancelations and delays."  While 13 flights have left on time, he says airlines have canceled 12 other flights so far.

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NH News
8:15 am
Wed February 5, 2014

DOT To Commuters: Beware Snow Covered Roads

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The state Department of Transportation is advising commuters along major highways and interstates in southern New Hampshire to travel no faster than 45 miles an hour.  But DOT spokesman Bill Boynton says in many cases, travelers may need to go even more slowly.  He says crews from Concord to the Massachusetts border are working in "the heart of the storm," and dealing with snow falling at about one to two inches an hour. "And that's going to limit visibility.  It's also going to mean snow covered roads.

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NH News
7:37 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Southern N.H. Takes Brunt Of Winter Storm

Dennis Martin of Londonderry shovels out of his driveway Wednesday morning.
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  A winter storm warning is in effect statewide.  Meteorologist Rob Carolan of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua says the area south of the Lakes Region will see the heaviest accumulations, ranging from seven to twelve inches.  And he says southern New Hampshire will bear the brunt of the storm. "We could see snowfall rates across the southern third of the state approach one, one and a half inches an hour through the midmorning hours as this storm system develops," he says.  "The snow, though, from the Lakes Region northward is going to be lighter.

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NH News
4:53 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Winter Weather Causes Accidents In Southern N.H.

State and local police in New Hampshire are responding to dozens of minor accidents, especially in the southern part of the state, as falling snow has made roads hazardous.

A dispatcher at the State Police Troop B barracks in Bedford says police responded to 40 to 50 accidents on Saturday afternoon.

A winter weather advisory was posted for southern and central New Hampshire until 9 p.m.

Police are urging people who are able to do so to put off travel until crews have a chance to clear the roads.

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7:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Front To Hit N.H., "Flash Freeze" Tonight

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A blast of cold Arctic air is moving into the Granite State today.  It’s part of the same system that’s put the Midwest into a deep freeze. 

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NH News
11:15 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Cold and Travel Woes to N.H.

Three people were taken to Concord Hospital this morning after at least nine vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 93 in Bow.
Credit New Hampshire State Police

Motorists are being urged to use caution and leave extra time for travel as a winter storm promises to deliver more snow and bitter cold temperatures to the Granite State.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Bonyton said roads are slick and that drivers need to take it slow. Speed limits have been reduced to 45 MPH on New Hampshire's interstates and turnpikes. 

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NH News
8:17 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Another Winter Storm Hits New England

Heavy, wet snow began falling Sunday evening in parts of New Hampshire.
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Electric utilities continue to fix power outages across northern New England as a fast moving storm is expected to drop heavy, wet snow in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

(Click here for N.H. power outage maps.)

More than 1,400 Vermonters remained without power Sunday. The Vermont Electric Cooperative says it expects to soon restore power to 700 more customers.

Central Maine Power reported about 600 customers without power Sunday evening and Bangor Hydro Electric reports 717 outages.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Easy Trip For Monday Commuters Despite Weekend Storm

The season’s first major storm this weekend dumped snow across the state, with accumulations ranging from six inches to more than a foot.  But despite a tough weekend, it should be a relatively easy trip for Monday morning commuters. 

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NH News
7:44 am
Sun December 15, 2013

First Big Winter Storm Works Its Way Through N.H.

The National Weather Service has issued a statewide winter weather warning for today.  The storm is expected to drop 10 to 14 inches of snow across a large swath of the state.  

  

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NH News
3:11 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Traveling For Thanksgiving? With Storm, Timing Is Everything

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Some parts of New Hampshire could see hairy travel conditions beginning Tuesday evening.  Depending on where you're going, meteorologist Gary Best encourages travelers to head out later on Wednesday.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Wednesday Nor'easter Expected To Bring Rain, Rather Than Snow...For Now

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  Meteorologists have been keeping an eye on a storm system that looks like it could bring a nor’easter to the area—just in time for Thanksgiving travel.  

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NH News
8:32 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Severe Storm Produces Dangerous Lightning

The strong storms that moved through New Hampshire sent lightning strikes that sparked some fires and possibly injured some people.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports Londonderry crews were called to Comcast on Thursday after the building was struck by lightning. An employee complained of feeling light-headed and tingling sensations consistent with electrical shock. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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NH News
2:56 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Severe Storms Crossing New Hampshire

Jeff and Meghan Demers of Contoocook captured this lightning strike during last night's storm.
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Severe thunderstorms are again working their way across New Hampshire, bringing heavy rain and a chance of flooding in some areas.

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