Most of Maine and New Hampshire under winter storm warning

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, Northern New England really is a fantastic playground. We have outdoor activities in all four seasons. This is especially true in winter. You can ski, snowboard, snowmobile, snow tube, snowshoe, have a snowball fight and more.

With all the winter fun the country has to offer, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many people were genuinely keen for us to get a real taste of winter. You know, colder temperatures and enough snow to hit the trails, hills or slopes.

However, I don’t think these people all expected us to put the whole winter into ONE WEEK!

Yes, we had a storm Friday, we had an even stronger storm Sunday through Monday, and we have an equally large storm rolling through the state tonight through tomorrow (Wednesday through Thursday).

The warning

According to WMTW, the National Weather Service is not messing with this storm. There is a WINTER STORM WARNING for pretty much all of Maine and much of New Hampshire.

However, due to warmer temperatures, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISOR has been issued for the Maine coast and part of the New Hampshire coast.

While the duration of alerts and advisories may vary based on your location, the National Weather Service’s Central Maine alerts are in effect from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

how much snow

The storm is expected to begin as snow in the afternoon and early evening. It will turn to freezing rain towards morning. In some places it completely turns to rain.

Based on what WMTW says, much of southern, western and central Maine could see up to a foot of snow from the storm. Total snowfall naturally decreases as you approach the warmer temperatures of the coast.

The fact that we get freezing rain during the night hours means we were able to see some really slippery roads on Thursday morning.

Use your best judgment on whether or not to travel and be safe. Allow extra time to get where you’re going and look out for each other.

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