The state’s Department of Transportation warned about slippery conditions on roadways from Manchester to Plymouth Sunday as freezing rain hit cold pavement. “Incidents are happening all over the place,” said Bill Boynton with NHDOT.
By afternoon, a pileup on I-93 blocked traffic in both directions near I-89.
Boynton's recommendation? Watch football.
"As soon as you start using salt, the rain dissolves it," he said. That made pre-treatment impossible Sunday morning, as freezing rain moved in across the state.
With wind chill temperatures forecast for 30 degrees below zero and lower for Wednesday night into Thursday, New Hampshire emergency management authorities are urging people to stay indoors as much as possible and dress in layers when they go outside.
Homeland Security Directory Perry Plumber encourages people to have emergency supplies in their car in case they get stuck.
People also should watch for signs of frostbite, such as the loss of feeling or white or pale appearance in fingers, ear lobes and the tip of the nose.
The number of New Hampshire customers without power after the season's first major snowstorm is down to about 40,000.
At the peak, more than 200,000 homes and businesses were without electricity after the storm Wednesday night, the fourth largest outage in state history.
Public Service of New Hampshire reported about 39,000 homes and business without power Saturday morning, mostly in the southern part of the state. It expects to have electricity fully restored by Monday.
With tens of thousands of New Hampshire homes without power, many residents got creative in order to cook their Thanksgiving meals.
Gilmanton resident Kelly Cleveland said her household at least has a backup plan. "My husband has grand ideas of cooking our turkey in our wood cookstove, so it should be very interesting to see how this comes out."
Asked if the family had tried this technique before, Cleveland said, "Not with a turkey. I did try a roast one time, and blew up my Pyrex baking dish. So hopefully he'll choose something other than Pyrex."
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After a series of showers kicked off the holiday weekend, Memorial Day itself should be beautiful across the Granite State--despite a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 70s in the North Country up to the 80s south of the Notches.
National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis says so far, this Spring has been fairly typical for the area. But if it seems like it’s been rainier than usual, you’re not imagining it. Concord has seen nearly 3.25 inches of rainfall.
After a long winter and several false starts, it looks like New Hampshire might finally be heading into spring.
Mild temperatures on Sunday brought many Granite Staters outside to enjoy the weather. Concord resident Annie Morgan brought her eight-year old son to a city park. And she was confident that this time, spring was here to stay.
“Well I’m determined! It’s not going anywhere," she said with a chuckle. "No, we’re not getting any more snow, and it’s going to be beautiful!”
Meteorologist Gary Best of Hometown Forecast Service tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson the winter storm system is moving north through New Hampshire Thursday evening, with snow expected to wrap up during the day Friday.
The last winter storm we followed closely decided not to come through New Hampshire, and instead dropped heavy snow in Massachusetts and other parts of the Northeast.
But Gary Best of Hometown Forecast Services says we're not going to miss this one. "This is going to be a definite snow event," he says. "The heaviest snow will across central and especially into southern New Hampshire."
The polar vortex? Frost-quakes? Winter Storm "Hercules"? Winter weather forecasts have had a decidedly apocalyptic ring to them as of late. And yes, it did get pretty darn frigid last week... but how cold was the polar vortex compared to previous cold snaps? We asked Jason Samenow, Weather Editor for the Washington Post to help us understand the sensationalism inherent in winter weather forecasting.
The decision in State v. Jackman may bar the state from fining you if you refuse to shovel sidewalks, but it doesn't bar your neighbors from thinking ill of you when you leave snow all over the neighborhood.
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Plow trucks have been busy in New Hampshire today, cleaning up nearly a foot of snow that fell in the first winter storm of the year. Of course, plow trucks can’t clear everything – to remove snow from sidewalks, for example, cities have to rely on smaller plow vehicles, snowblowers, or snow shovels (along with a fair bit of strength and patience).
One thing that New Hampshire cities apparently can't turn to when it's time to clear sidewalks: residents. That’s because of a State Supreme Court ruling, State v. Jackman, more than a century ago.
The northern part of the state could be in for some icy weather this weekend.
Meteorologist Gary Best says the southern and central part of the state will likely only see rain with temperatures there above freezing.
“But the further north you go, especially from the Lakes Region up into the White Mountains, and the North Country itself, there will be some pockets of freezing rain and maybe some sleet mixed in at times this weekend.”
Best says the wet weather will be sporadic through Saturday and into Sunday, but doesn’t expect it to be a major icing situation.
New Hampshire residents are shoveling about 3 to 6 inches of new snow in some spots just a few days after the first big storm of the season hit.
Much of the snow fell during Tuesday afternoon and evening, with multiple spin-outs on the Everett Turnpike and Interstate 93. Highways were still slick Wednesday morning and speeds were lowered to 45 mph.
A water main break in Concord affected 26 homes Tuesday night, but it wasn't immediately known if it was weather-related. Service was restored Wednesday morning.
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.