As cleanup continues, N.H. prepares for another storm – this one with snow

  • A sign near the entrance to the town of Scituate, Mass., indicates almost the entire town is without power after a destructive nor’easter on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP

Monitor staff
Monday, March 05, 2018

As cleanup continues from the weekend nor’easter that caused flooding along much of the New Hampshire Seacoast, another storm is expected to arrive Wednesday, bringing less flooding but up to a foot of snow in places.

Details are still uncertain, but on Monday morning the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said snow should be heaviest from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with 6 inches or more likely in many areas of New Hampshire and western Maine.

Unlike the weekend storm, which formed entirely in the Atlantic, this one will be a combination of a weaker storm moving out to sea and another storm moving east from over the Great Lakes. Winds from the ocean storm will be far less than were seen over the weekend and without a high tide, there will likely be much less flooding, but damage is still possible, partly because recovery from the nor’easter is still going on.

Waves measuring 15 to 20 feet hit parts of the Seacoast on Sunday, washing out some roads and blocking others with sand and debris. Damage was greater in coastal Massachusetts, which took the brunt of the weekend storm.