The snow arrived right on schedule Saturday night and will continue to fall through Sunday afternoon

The snow is still expected to have a total snow of 12-18 inches in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine before tapering off late in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. Areas where the heavy snow bands develop are expected to have the higher amounts.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday for southern and central New Hampshire, southern Maine, and most of Massachusetts.

Blowing and drifting snow is expected in the immediate coastal area with winds gusting to 30-35 mph.  As of 9 a.m., power outages are minimal for New Hampshire and Maine utilities, including Eversource, Unitil. and Central Maine Power.

A Gale Warning is posted until 11 p.m. for the entire New Hampshire coastline into southern Maine. Six to 11-foot waves could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

Expected total snow accumulation from Sunday's storm
Expected total snow accumulation from Sunday's storm (NWS Gray)
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Expected total snow accumulation from Sunday's storm
Expected total snow accumulation from Sunday's storm (NWS Norton)
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How Much Snow Has Fallen So Far?

Snowfall in Southern New Hampshire
Snowfall in Southern New Hampshire (NWS Gray Maine)
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Snowfall in Southern Maine
Snowfall in Southern Maine (NWS Gray)
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Snowfall in Essex County
Snowfall in Essex County (NWS Norton)
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Revised parking ban list

  • Hampton: Winter/snow emergency parking ban Saturday 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Monday. On-street parking or parking in any public way is prohibited.
  • Newburyport: Street parking ban takes effect Saturday at 10 p.m. All parking is prohibited on all public ways.
  • Newmarket: Parking ban in effect from Saturday 10 p.m. - Monday 6 a.m. on all town streets
  • Somersworth: Citywide emergency ban with no on-street parking allowed Saturday at 11 p.m. until Sunday at 11 p.m. The ban will be lifted in the downtown business district Sunday at 8 a.m.

Take Care in Shoveling

Unitil External Affairs Director Alec O’Meara said there are a few things homeowners should watch as the snow accumulates.

"Customers should keep a close eye on their vents for gas appliances and gas meters and carefully remove any snow and ice that may build up to prevent damage to utilities. Following a significant snow or ice storm, chimneys and vents should be cleared to prevent carbon monoxide from building up and potentially causing illness or even death. Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed inside homes and businesses," O'Meara said.

A broom should be used when clearing snow and ice from meters. When removing snow, O'Meara said it's important that snow isn’t shoveled or plowed up against the meter or vent pipe.

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