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Precipitation poised to strike New England

Feb 7, 2016 1:31 PM

FIRST ALERT WEATHER WARNING: Nor'easter on its way

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

A very strong storm will be tracking Northeast and well off the coast of New England Monday. It's a Nor'easter!

NH1 News will be livestreaming on the web on Monday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. to give you the latest on this developing storm.

It is so big that the shield of snow will be spreading all the way into Northern New England, even as the center of the low tracks about 250-300 miles southeast of Nantucket. Snow will spread into Southern New England during the pre-dawn hours.

The first flakes will begin to fly in southern New Hampshire likely sometime around 8 or 9 AM. The heaviest snow and wind from this storm will be found in eastern Massachusetts with Nor'easter like conditions.

While the conditions will not be as extreme in New Hampshire, snow will be filling in over the coarse of Monday morning. The snow will become heavier during the midday and afternoon. Road conditions will go downhill again and become snow covered.

Some schools may be cancelled or let out early. Half day maybe? This time the evening commute will be a problem. Snow will continue to fall through Monday night, but lighten in it intensity through the evening as the low will be pulling away and track southeast of Nova Scotia.

Light snow will linger right through early Tuesday morning. This will be a colder storm with temperatures in the mid 20's Monday and falling into the teens Monday night. This will make for a fluffier snow with a better snow ratio for snow growth. This means will will be able to get squeeze out the most amount of snow with the available moisture in the air.

We can expect widespread 3-6" snow totals across New Hampshire with the potential for locally heavier amounts. The heaviest snow will likely fall again across southeastern New Hampshire. The mountains will end up with another 3-6+" of snow as well! Lighter amounts will be found in the North & western portions of New Hampshire, especially in the valleys where a general 1-3" snowfall is expected.

Some slightly drier air will follow in Tuesday and the snow will be ending by mid morning with cloudy skies. After a slick snowy start to Tuesday, roads will be quickly improving once the sun comes up and the snow ends. I do not expect snow to much of an issue to affect the Primary voting. Cloudy skies with temperatures in the 20's to near 30. I can not completely rule out scattered snow showers redeveloping with additional lift in the atmosphere returning to the Northeast later in the afternoon or evening.

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