Get ready to plow your way through a mid-week blizzard and single-digit temps

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A second storm is on the radar for Thursday night into Friday.

FullSizeRenderMANCHESTER, NH – This is New Hampshire in winter, folks. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Watch, and is calling for several days and nights of heavy snow this week, with the “big one” coming Monday night into Tuesday night, bringing blizzard conditions and up to 24 hours of precipitation, that could amount to close to two-feet of snow in our area:

Via National Weather Service: Updated Jan. 25 10:30 p.m.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Hillsborough County from 10 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m.  Wednesday.

* Hazard type: Heavy snow.

* Accumulations: Snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches.

* Timing: Snow will begin late Monday in southern New Hampshire. Snow may be heavy at times during the day Tuesday. Snow will wind down late Tuesday, but linger into Wednesday.

* Impacts: Snow covered roads and low visibilities will lead to dangerous travel conditions.

* Winds: North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibilities: One-quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures:11 to 19 F.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel. Keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Follow this link to the City website and sign up for alerts to be delivered via email or Twitter, from the city and our Manchester Nixle alerts. Available alerts include the following:

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FullSizeRender (1)Also, it’s always good to brush up on “snow emergency” procedures, which include where to park, and where not to park.

Commuters will want to be aware that current weather models are predicting up to three feet of snow south of New Hampshire as reported here by NECN. A Canadian chill, plus a potentially hurricane-force storm below us could make for an “historic” New Hampshire nor’easter.

Tuesday’s storm is compounded by another sizable storm on the radar for Thursday night into Friday with overnight temperatures throughout much of the week in the single digits.

And of course, it’s early yet. The weather models are changing constantly. We’ll be posting updates here and sharing via our Manchester Ink Link Facebook page, so make sure you’ve liked us, and keep following along.

The takeaway? Be prepared to stay home, which means stocking up on staples, checking in on the elderly and those neighbors with young children, making sure your snowblower is gassed up, or that you have the number of a good plow guy (or gal) and most of all, having a plan, should you lose power (we’ll keep you posted on emergency shelters in the city, should it come to that).

Below is our upcoming week of weather at a glance.


 7-Day Weather Forecast via Weather Underground

  • Monday 01/26 High 22 | Low 14 °F
    Monday 20% Precip. / 0 inMostly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 22F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
    Monday Night 100% Precip. / 12+ inSnow. Snow will become heavy at times overnight as the wind picks up. Significant blowing and drifting snow. Low 14F. NNE winds at 10 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. A foot or more of snow expected.
    Tuesday 01/27 High 19 | Low 13 °F
    Tuesday 100 % Precip. / 8-12 inWindy with snow, heavy at times. Significant blowing and drifting snow. High 19F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 8 to 12 inches.
    Tuesday Night 70% Precip. / 1-3 inVariable clouds with snow showers. Low 13F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
    Wednesday 01/28 High 23 | Low 6 °F
    Wednesday 20% Precip. / 0 inMostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 23F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
    Wednesday Night 0% Precip. / 0 inClear skies. Low 6F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Thursday 01/29 High 29 | Low 20 °F
    Thursday 10% Precip. / 0 inGenerally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 29F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
    Thursday Night 80% Precip. / 1-3 inCloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
    Friday 01/30 High 33 | Low 10 °F
    Friday 80% Precip. / 1-3 inSnow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High 33F. ESE winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
    Friday Night 70% Precip. / 3-5 inSnow in the evening will give way to lingering snow showers overnight. Low near 10F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
    Saturday 01/31 High 16 | Low 1 °F
    Saturday 20% Precip. / 0 inSome clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 16F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
    Saturday Night 10% Precip. / 0 inPartly cloudy. Low 1F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Sunday 02/01 High 15 | Low -8 °F
    Sunday 20% Precip. / 0 inCloudy skies. High near 15F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Sunday Night 20% Precip. / 0 inMainly clear. Low -8F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Monday 02/02 High 11 | Low -2 °F
    Monday 20% Precip. / 0 inSunshine and some clouds. High 11F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
    Monday Night 10% Precip. / 0 inA few clouds from time to time. Low -2F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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