Storm brought record snowfall to Concord

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  • A Concord city plow truck clears Union Street in downtown Concord on Thursday, December 17, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER

Monitor staff
Published: 12/19/2020 9:47:01 AM

The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday what Concord residents might have suspected about Thursday’s snowfall: It was a record.

Concord saw the highest single-day snowfall since record-taking began in 1868 – 24.2 inches.

Overall, it the second biggest snowstorm on record, beaten by a storm in 1888 that piled up 27.5 inches over three days.

Concord’s official snow tally is measured at the city airport.

Powered by a narrow but very strong force of snow from northern Pennsylvania through central New Hampshire, the storm set a number of records throughout the Northeast – possibly including the biggest single-day snowfall in Vermont history that topped 40 inches, although that figure has not yet been confirmed.

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David Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Granite Geek and blog, as well as moderator of the monthly Science Cafe Concord events. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics he became a newspaperman, working in Virginia and Tennessee before spending 28 years at the Nashua Telegraph . He joined the Monitor in 2015.


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