Snow, round 2: Expect another 6 to 8 inches by morning

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The calm before the second round of snow – shovels and brooms on stand-by next to the driveway. Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH — When it rains it pours, so they say, and sometimes when it snows, it snows some more, depending on the weather pattern. Such is the case with this extended snowstorm system that is bringing us another significant snow on top of the one that fell overnight Monday, leaving 6-8 inches of the white stuff.

According to National Weather Service meteorologist William Watson, snow showers that have already started in Manchester will continue through the evening, gaining momentum around midnight becoming a steady snowfall.

The city has again issued a snow emergency, which means no parking on city streets at the risk of being towed.

“The snow will be winding down sometime during the morning commute and shuts off in the morning, but overall it looks like Manchester will be in the 6-to-8-inch range – that’s not including what’s already fallen, so you’re looking at another 6-8 inches possible,” Watson said.

Most of that will come between late Monday and early Tuesday.

And that will be a wrap for the rest of the week, Watson deduced. Temperatures will remain chilly and there could be a little bit of snow Friday, but we won’t see any significant precipitation again until late in the weekend or early next week.

As always, the weather forecast is subject to change based on which way the winds blow, and in this case, which direction the snow band shifts.

“You might get slightly more or less snow in Manchester. Right now we’re showing a good swath of New Hampshire in the 8-12-inch band running along the coast into Maine,” says Watson.

And so the best thing to do is be prepared for the worst, hope for the best, drive carefully if you must drive, and try to enjoy the fact that another New Hampshire winter is underway.

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