Published: Mon, December 25, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Forecasters issue warnings as snow falls across New England

Forecasters issue warnings as snow falls across New England

Large swaths of the Northeast woke up to a Christmas snowstorm on Monday morning, with some parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and NY reporting an inch of snow per hour, according to the Weather Channel.

This has been issued due to the combination of heavy snow and strong winds expected from late morning into the afternoon.

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Travel will be very risky to impossible and tree branches could fall as winds are expected to gust as high as 50 miles per hour causing whiteout conditions in blowing snow.

There is a winter storm warning in effect for all of New Hampshire, from 11 Sunday night until 3 p.m. Monday. That's good news as ice accretion numbers are teetering right on the edge of more major power outages. Parts of ski country may get up to a foot of snow.

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The seacoast region of New Hampshire and broad swaths of coastal and interior ME saw up to three inches of snow an hour on Monday.

Tonight, snow will mix with freezing rain in southern parts of the state, with total accumulations of four to eight inches expected.

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The highest amount of snowfall recorded on Christmas was in 1950, when 5.1 inches of snow fell.

New York City residents might not look back on 2017 as having a white Christmas, but those who woke up early enough likely did see snow flakes fall.

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