Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Vermont, New Hampshire, And Maine | Up To 2 FEET Possible!

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Vermont, New Hampshire, And Maine | Up To 2 FEET Possible!

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Vermont, New Hampshire, And Maine | Up To 2 FEET Possible!

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The winter storm is here and as of this morning– 10:03am EST– winter storm warnings are in effect for the higher elevations of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Related: Boston Meteorologist Discusses Big Nor’Easter Set To Impact The Northeast [Wintry Mix Podcast]

Right now, the storm looks to dump significant snowfall on areas of New Hampshire and western Maine while areas of Vermont and western Massachusetts pick up slightly less snow reports NOAA.

“Meanwhile the jackpot still appears to be in the mountains and foothills where up to 2 feet of snow may fall.” – NWS Grey, ME

To get people even more excited, NOAA currently has snowfall rates somewhere between 1-3 inches per hour in areas of New Hampshire and Maine!

Sugarloaf, ME:

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Loon, NH:

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Jay Peak, VT:

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Winter Storm Warning (NH + ME)

…STRENGTHENING COASTAL STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO INTERIOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE…

.LOW PRESSURE WILL INTENSIFY AS IT REACHES THE NEW ENGLAND COASTLINE LATER TODAY. IT IS EXPECTED TO TRACK NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE COAST OF MAINE TONIGHT BRINGING A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY SNOWFALL TO INTERIOR AREAS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AREAWIDE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH DURING TODAY…BUT WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING NEAR THE COAST. THIS WILL LIMIT ACCUMULATIONS CLOSER TO THE COASTLINE. JUST INLAND OF THE TRANSITION ZONE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE QUITE HEAVY… GENERALLY FROM 12 TO 18 INCHES.

10:03 AM EST THU DEC 29 2016

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST FRIDAY…

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 14 TO 18 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND MIDDAY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THE SNOW COMES TO AN END DURING THE MORNING ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND TREACHEROUS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO KEEP ROADS WELL PLOWED. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL WEIGH DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND COULD LEAD TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 20S.

Winter Storm Warning (VT)

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY…

* LOCATIONS…CENTRAL AND EASTERN VERMONT…INCLUDING THE WESTERN SLOPES AND NORTHEAST KINGDOM.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST KINGDOM.

* MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATE…1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING ACROSS EASTERN VERMONT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY LATE THIS MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING… BEFORE TAPERING OFF BY FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS, ALONG WITH POOR VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED FOR THIS EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTES. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS…SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
MPH…ESPECIALLY ALONG THE WESTERN SLOPES TODAY…BECOMING NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS AROUND 30 TODAY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES…BELOW ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

 

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