Nor'easter will bring snow, high winds


It may be spring, but a strong nor'easter will make a big impact in New Hampshire from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night with wet snow, heavy rain and high winds. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire state from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. A Coastal Flood Watch is also in effect for Thursday morning along the coast.>> National Weather Service Alerts and Bulletin Timings A long-duration wet snow and wintry mix is ​​expected from Wednesday morning through Thursday night. >> Interactive Radar A mild wintry mix is ​​expected to bring precipitation early Wednesday morning across southwestern parts of the state. It should arrive as wet snow around 2 pm in central areas and around 4 pm in northern places. The intensity of rainfall will increase late Wednesday night and especially Wednesday evening. All precipitation will continue to increase in intensity and turn to all snow Thursday night, but it's possible the mix will linger just near the coast. The storm will pass closest on Thursday and begin moving away Thursday night. The heaviest precipitation should fall by Thursday night, with some light rain and snow possible Friday and Saturday. >> Check out the latest hour-by-hour timeline of the storm For snow, wintry mix and wind gusts: Travel conditions are expected to be the most difficult throughout the day Thursday after Wednesday. Estimated amounts and types of precipitation Precipitation should start out as a mix of snow and sleet and heavy rain over parts of the coast and southern communities before eventually changing to snow. To the north, there will be complete snowfall as soon as it arrives and will continue to be so for the duration of the event. Rain is also likely to turn to snow in southern areas by early Thursday. Snowfall of 12-18 inches or more is expected in the eastern White Mountains, in the Mount Washington Valley and across parts of the North Country and Lakes Region. About 12-18 inches is also possible in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area. In parts of the northern North Country, the Upper Valley, Monadnock area and areas from Concord and Manchester to Rochester and Dover, 6-12 inches is possible. The far southwestern areas of the state and from Nashua to Portsmouth could see about 3-6 inches of accumulation. Lower amounts are possible along the coast and in extreme southern communities where the heavy rain and wintry mix lasts longest. There will be minimal additional accumulations with light rain on Friday. Other impacts Snow consistency will be heavy and wet, and this, combined with gusty winds in excess of 35-40 mph, will cause sporadic power outages. The strongest wind gusts will be in northern New Hampshire and some of the highlands along the coast and western edge of the mountains, but they will also be strong at times elsewhere. Winds will be strongest Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon and will decrease Thursday night through Friday. The storm is also causing concern on the coast, as coastal flood watches are now in effect. High tide is at 7:41 a.m. Thursday in Hampton Beach. As the storm passes offshore, winds will increase from the east and north-east. Minor beach erosion is possible as well as minor to moderate coastal flooding. Looking ahead, after some light rain on Friday, conditions will gradually improve over the weekend. Light rain or snow is expected on Saturday and partly sunny skies on Sunday. So far, Monday looks calm and mostly sunny as a total solar eclipse sweeps over parts of northern New Hampshire. Partial eclipse will be visible in the rest of the state. So, make sure you have a pair of eclipse glasses. Stay tuned to the Storm Watch 9 team for updates. Be aware of the weather! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three zip codes. Additionally, you can get notifications when it is raining in your area. Get storm coverage through the free Very Local app on your smart TV. Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media: Mike Haddad: Facebook | Xkevin Skrupa: Facebook | XHayley LaPoint: Facebook | XJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | Xmat Honig: Facebook | x

It may be spring, but a strong nor'easter will have a big impact on New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night, bringing wet snow, heavy rain and strong winds.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire state from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. A Coastal Flood Watch is also in effect for Thursday morning.

>> National Weather Service Alerts and Bulletins

Time

Expect a prolonged mix of wet snow and wintry conditions Wednesday morning through Thursday night.

>>Interactive Radar

A light wintry mix is ​​expected to bring precipitation over southwestern parts of the state late Wednesday morning into early April. It should arrive as wet snow around 2 pm in central areas and around 4 pm in northern places.

The intensity of rainfall will increase late Wednesday night and especially Wednesday evening. All precipitation will continue to increase in intensity and turn to all snow Thursday night, but it's possible the mix will linger just near the coast.

The storm will be at its closest on Thursday and will begin to move away Thursday night.

The heaviest precipitation should fall Thursday night, with some light rain and snow possible Friday and Saturday.

>> Check out the latest hour-by-hour storm timeline for snowfall, wintry mix and wind gusts:

Travel conditions will likely be the most difficult throughout the day Thursday after Wednesday.

Estimated amount and type of rainfall

Precipitation should start out as a mix of snow and sleet and heavy rain along the coast and parts of southern communities before eventually changing to snow. To the north, there will be widespread snowfall as soon as it arrives and will continue throughout the duration of the event.

Rain is also likely to turn into snowfall in southern areas by early Thursday.

snowfall launch

Snowfall of 12-18 inches or more is expected in the eastern White Mountains, Mount Washington Valley and parts of the North Country and Lakes Region. About 12-18 inches is also possible in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area. In parts of the northern North Country, the Upper Valley, Monadnock area and areas from Concord and Manchester to Rochester and Dover, 6-12 inches is possible. The far southwestern areas of the state and from Nashua to Portsmouth could see about 3-6 inches of accumulation. Lower amounts are possible along the coast and in extreme southern communities where the heavy rain and wintry mix lasts longest.

There will be minimal additional accumulations with light rain on Friday.

other effects

The consistency of the snow will be heavy and wet, and this, combined with gusty winds in excess of 35-40 mph, will cause scattered power outages.

gusts of future

The strongest wind gusts will be in some of the highlands of northern New Hampshire and along the western sides of the mountains and coastline, but they will also be strong at times elsewhere. Winds will be strongest Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon and should subside Thursday night into Friday.

coastal flooding possible

The storm is also causing concern on the coast, as coastal flood watches are now in effect. High tide is at 7:41 a.m. Thursday in Hampton Beach. As the storm passes offshore, winds will increase from the east and north-east. Minor beach erosion is possible as well as minor to moderate coastal flooding.

looking ahead

After light rain on Friday, conditions will gradually improve over the weekend. Scattered rain or snow is expected on Saturday and partly sunny skies on Sunday.

So far, it looks calm and mostly sunny for Monday, when a total solar eclipse occurs over parts of northern New Hampshire. Partial eclipse will be visible in the rest of the state. So, make sure you have a pair of eclipse glasses.

Stay tuned to the Storm Watch 9 team for updates.

Be aware of the weather! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three zip codes. Additionally, you can get notifications when it is raining in your area.

Get storm coverage through the free Very Local app on your smart TV.

Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media:


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