April Fools storm dumps up to 18 inches of snow

Posted April 03, 2017

The record for ME was 15 inches April 10, 1906, and 14 inches fell on April 6, 1982.

The Atlantic coastal storm is going to bring heavy, wet snow to Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire starting Friday and continuing through Saturday afternoon, bringing the prospect of widespread power outages.

New England residents will have to hold out a bit longer for that long-awaited spring weather thanks to a nor'easter that will drop several inches of snow on parts of the region on Friday.

There's also going to be heavy snow in parts of MA and Vermont.

But he said that while it's disheartening to see snow so late in the season, it's not unusual. Portland recorded 84.4 inches (214 centimeters) of snow, 2 feet (61 centimeters) above normal for the city; Concord, New Hampshire, had 73.8 inches (187 centimeters), about 15 inches (38 centimeters) above normal.

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Erik Lustgarten and Tracy Neff were in Portland, Maine, reveling in the snow Saturday during their weekend away from home in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The weather service reports that parts of the state could see some form of wintry precipitation on Tuesday and Thursday's storm could bring snow, rain or sleet.

Snow will continue to fall across parts of New England and eastern NY but will taper off Saturday afternoon in most areas, says weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam.

Bradford, New Hampshire, about 20 miles west of the capital Concord reported 18 inches of snow while the nearby town of Washington reported 17 inches. In New Hampshire, a loaded tractor-trailer rolled over on Interstate 95 in Hampton, blocking three lanes.

The April Fools' Day snowstorm that hit parts of northern New England is winding down, but it's not keeping everyone from enjoying the joke. A flood warning was issued for several MA counties after many areas received up to two inches of rain overnight. Boston should see about 1-2 inches of snow, the weather service said.

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