Boston, Massachusetts 2020-10-17 09:11:49 –
The first snow of the season fell overnight in the highlands of Vermont, and in northern New Hampshire and parts of Maine, some lowland towns also snowed, requiring the first plows to be deployed this season.
According to words from Colebrook, New Hampshire, it was snowing eight inches around 9am. Similar to the fall foliage season, this is about 10 to 15 days ahead of the climatological average of the first snowfall in northern New England.
It was an unusual storm as most of the precipitation fell after the cold front passed, and as the storm intensified on Cape Cod this morning, we developed a low-pressure system on the front that draws cold air from Canada. did.
Also, in many places, rainfall of 2-3 inches is higher than that of 1-3 inches earlier this week. This is a really nice inundation that helps alleviate the drought.
When it comes to skiing, it’s still a few weeks away, as temperatures will rise this afternoon and most of the snow will melt by tomorrow, if not today. But next weekend it looks cold again, so we know winter isn’t too far away.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation went to their Facebook page to remind residents not to overcrowd the plows while they were working to get rid of the snow. NHDot also cautioned drivers to slow down and keep some distance from other vehicles while driving in winter-like situations.
NHDot also shared some images of plows removing snow from US Route 3 in Whitefield, New Hampshire.