National Weather Service – More Snow!!!

by Mower on March 18, 2013

in News

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS AN IMPENDING WINTER STORM COULD BRING A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE.

FORECASTERS HAVE ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TUESDAY. THE WARNING AREA INCLUDES CARROLL COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHERN OXFORD AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES IN MAINE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR COOS COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM 4 A.M. TUESDAY UNTIL 6 A.M. WEDNESDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20s.

FORECASTERS SAY A COASTAL STORM WILL DEVELOP OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST AND INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES NORTHEAST TUESDAY. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE REGION STARTING LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

PREDICTED ACCUMULATIONS RANGE FROM 8 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS. WINDS COULD GUST AS HIGH AS 25 MILES PER HOUR OUT OF THE NORTHEAST AND VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20s TO THE LOWER 30s.

FORECASTERS SAY ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THE SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS AND THE SERVICE RECOMMENDS YOU ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY DURING THE PERIOD.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, FORECASTERS RECOMMEND YOU KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER WITH YOU IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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