Storm to bring another foot of snow to parts of NH

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The National Weather Service forecast several more inches of snow on Saturday for the region and predicted possible accumulations by Monday of up to 9 inches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and up to 18 inches in the northern three states.

The onset of precipitation may fall as rain across coastal New Hampshire and southern ME this afternoon before flipping over to all snow by this evening.

By early Monday, more than a foot of snow had fallen across upstate New York, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, resulting in delays, closings, cancellations, fender-benders and snow emergencies. Blizzard whiteout conditions are expected in New Hampshire and Maine.

Many school districts, including in Boston, remained closed, however.

The new snow came on the heels of a storm last week that dumped 19 inches on parts of Maine. "It's a big snowstorm, but nothing we haven't seen before either". The risky conditions canceled hundreds of flights into and out of many major Northeast airports. There is a possibility of additional winter storms as the weather pattern remains active through mid-February. In eastern NY, wind gusts were forecast to top out at 50 miles per hour. Much of Maine's Eastern shoreline remains under a storm or blizzard warning as of Monday evening.

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A winter storm watch is posted for Essex County and will get upgraded to either a winter weather advisory or winter storm warning by the National Weather Service later on today.

Locally higher amounts can occur in parts of central and eastern Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Gusting winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour caused drifting snow and whiteouts.

"The weight of the snow, combined with fierce, howling winds will be more than enough to bring down tree limbs and power lines", said AccuWeather meteorologist Kyle Elliott. It was blamed for one death in NY.

Airlines canceled all flights at Portland International Jetport and afternoon flights at Bangor International Airport.

Utility crews worked Friday restoring power outages on Cape Cod.

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