Mother's Day nor'easter brings over 6 inches of snow to parts of NH
Mother's Day is usually known for sunny and nice weather, but some Granite Staters are digging out from nearly six inches of snow this morning.
The rare mid-May nor'easter that brought one to two inches of rain to most of New England produced a change to snow overnight in the higher elevations of western and northern New Hampshire.
Elevations over 500 feet were cold enough for snowflakes to mix in overnight. In some cases, it snowed for a few hours. The snow was intense – falling at rates of over an inch per hour – quickly accumulating. The snow was wet and heavy, resulting in a few thousand power outages in the Lake Sunapee region.
The speed limit on I-89 was reduced to 45 mph between Warner and the Vermont state line.
7.0" - Nelson
6.0" - Sunapee
6.0" - Washington
5.0" - Stoddard
5.0" - New London
4.0" - Lempster
3.4" - Newbury
3.2" - Alexandria
3.0" - Unity
2.0" - Rumney