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Merrimack Police Department
Thursday January 4th, 2018 :: 09:48 a.m. EST


Blizzard Warning until 04:00AM Friday

...POWERFUL COASTAL STORM CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AND MOVE NORTHEAST... .Low pressure rapidly intensifying east of the Virginia coast will continue to move up the eastern seaboard today and into the Canadian Maritimes tonight. This storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds...especially to coastal and immediate adjacent sections of Maine and New Hampshire where blizzard conditions are expected. As this storm departs on Friday...bitterly cold air will arrive from Canada... along with strong northwesterly winds. ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...In New Hampshire, Strafford, Eastern Hillsborough and Interior Rockingham Counties. In Maine, Interior York County.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. For a more precise forecast for your specific location...go to


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Merrimack Police Department
31 Baboosic Lake Rd
Merrimack, NH 03054

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 603-424-3774

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Blizzard Warning

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