Weather Watch: Nor’easter means snow on the horizon for Tuesday

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Weather Watcher says: “Yes, there’s snow in them thar hills.”

MANCHESTER, NH – A late-breaking nor’easter will dump another load of snow here in Southern New Hampshire Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s a late-season nor’easter, but it will be no different from one in January or December,” says meteorologist Tom Hawley, who watches the weather patterns brewing from his National Weather Service outpost in Gray, Maine.

How many inches to expect here in Manchester depends on the track of the storm, but right now Hawley says we should expect less than a foot, with more accumulation in coastal New Hampshire.

Snow will appear as far south as Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, although Cape Cod may see more rain than snow.

“The heaviest amounts will be toward coastal Rockingham County, where they will likely see 9-12 inches, with more like 7-8 in the Manchester area,” Hawley says.

The culprit is a low-pressure system developing off the North Carolina coast sometime Monday, which will head north as the wind carries it toward New England – hence, the nor’easter.

Heavy wet snow will develop late Monday night into Tuesday, tapering off Tuesday night.

Hawley pointed out that winter in New Hampshire is not dictated by the calendar – March 20 is supposed to be the first day of spring, which is the following Tuesday – which also happens to be the next possible snow event.

“The next chance of substantial precipitation would be the following Tuesday or Wednesday – it could be snow or rain. It’s too soon to tell,” Hawley says.

 

 

 

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