winter storm

North Country
6:40 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The Storm: Ho Hum

All in all it was a normal March snow storm, says Michael Ekster of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

“The amounts varied greatly. Northern New Hampshire got anywhere from six to twelve inches of snow. Parts of Southern New Hampshire got a lot of rain and sleet.”

"It was pretty average. There weren't any ridiculously high totals."

Ekster said this morning should bring another one to three inches of snow with locally higher amounts in the mountains.

North Country
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Yet Another Storm - Reactions from Plymouth

PSU Senior Ethan Batten's grumpy storm face.
Sean Hurley

With yet another storm bringing rain and snow and ice to New Hampshire, NHPR's Sean Hurley went into downtown Plymouth to see how folks there were holding up.

Standing out on Main Street in Plymouth, I heard variations on the theme of "Please oh please, will someone stop the snow from snowing."  Except from the unusual Kayla Grimes clearing the sidewalk with her trusty shovel in front of Plymouth Ski and Sport where she works.

I love shoveling. 
Do you?
Yeah! I don't ski or snowboard. 
You shovel. 
I shovel.

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North Country
5:24 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Road Agent

John Kubik, the Road Agent for Thornton
Sean Hurley

In the summer, the Road Agent in a small New Hampshire town will handle everything from ditches to tree-work to regrading.  But in the winter, there's pretty much one job.  Keeping the roads clear of snow and ice.  As this winter storm bears down, NHPR's Sean Hurley caught up with the local Road Agent in his hometown of Thornton to see how the town plows will handle the fresh snow.

John Kubik, Road Agent for the Town of Thornton, glances down at the inch of snow gathering around his boots.

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NH News
9:58 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Cleaning Up After The Storm

The view at Loon Mountain on Friday
Sean Hurley

Update: 

New Hampshire saw more snow and wintry conditions across the state overnight, resulting in mass school closings across the state Friday. For more information, including power outage maps, visit our weather information page.  

We will continue to monitor the weather and update this story throughout the day. 

Thursday:

Meteorologist Rob Carolan says the storm will ramp up through the day, having the greatest impact on the commute later today.

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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.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

  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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Newscast
7:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

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

Credit Rebecca Lavoie for NHPR

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
10:02 am
Sat February 9, 2013

As Storm Eases Ski Resorts Say It's All Downhill From Here

While the storm is causing some problems around the state people at the ski resorts are delighted: Typically the resorts are reporting at least a foot of new snow.

“Conditions are great this morning. Lots of powder out there,” says Greg Kwasnik a spokesman for Loon Mountain. “I just went out and did a couple of runs. The winds aren’t that bad. They have not affected us at all.”

Kwasnik says crowds are about normal for a Saturday and he thinks some skiers probably decided to stay home because of the heavy snowfall in the southern part of the state.

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North Country
7:35 am
Sat February 9, 2013

North Country Getting Off Easy - So Far

By Saturday morning it appeared the North Country had been spared the worst of the storm.

Only four inches of snow was reported in Lancaster and about nine inches in Randolph, according to spotter reports filed with the National Weather Service office in Gray Maine. Berlin was an exception with 14 inches.

Sergeant Travis Anderson of Troop F, which covers the North Country, said “things are pretty quiet.”

Anderson said only one car was reported off the road since midnight.

He said the snow is continuing and road crews are busy, but roads are still slippery.

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