Big Issues with More Snow and Heavy Winds For New Hampshire and Maine Wednesday-Thursday
Here we go again with our third snow storm in less than a week for New Hampshire and Maine. After seeing any where from 6 to 14+ inches from just this last storm piling up on an already nice amount of plowed snow, this next snow storm according to a text I received from Eversource electric company, is not something to mess around with.
We’re tracking another weather front forecast to enter NH Wednesday afternoon into Thursday with snow, ice and potential wind gusts up to 40 mph in some areas. More snow and ice accumulating on already-weakened trees may cause further damage and prolonged power outages. We’re continuing to restore power and are preparing for the next wave of weather.
Schools and some business around Northern New England that closed Friday, January 20 for that storm did is again Monday and then Tuesday January 23 and 24 for the second snow storm that caused massive power outages due to heavy snow breaking tree branches, pulling over massive chunks of trees, and downing power lines causing wide-spread power outages that continue in New Hampshire's Seacoast and Southern Maine.
According to WMUR-TV and WGME-TV, anywhere from 4 to 10 inches is possible which will include heavy snow, ice, and rain with this next storm moving in Wednesday late afternoon through Thursday mid-morning.
Add that snow plus wind this time on top of the already heavy, melting and re-freezing snow and ice on our trees and power lines, as well as the plowed snow on the sidewalks and curbs, this snow storm is most definitely unwelcome and could create more issues according to Eversource.
Those heavy gusts of up to 40 miles-per-hour plus the heavy snow sweeping through already heavily weighed down branches and wires is not a good mix so stay alert and be New England prepared as only we know how just in case.