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May 14, 2017 10:09 AM

Mother's Day nor'easter brings over 6 inches of snow to parts of NH

NH1 Meteorologist

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.

MORE: NH's Mount Washington buried by over 20 inches of snow Mother's Day weekend

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.

READ: NHDOT remounts plows to clear snow from Mother's Day nor'easter

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.

READ: Over 1,000 NH residences remain without power following Mother's Day nor'easter

The speed limit on I-89 was reduced to 45 mph between Warner and the Vermont state line.

Snow totals:

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

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