CONCORD, NH — It is not yet known if the mid-December 2020 snowstorm will officially be one for the record books in New Hampshire but there is a good chance that it will.
Snowfall spotters across the state report as much as 44 inches of snow by the end of the storm Thursday — with most of those spotters living in the Lakes Region or just southeast of the Upper Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
The 44-inch report was from a spotter in Croydon.
Other snowfall trackers reported 40 or more inches of snow in Andover, Claremont, Sanbornton, and Springfield. Communities reporting three feet or more included Franklin, Grantham, Gilford, Laconia, New Hampton, New London, Newport, and Wolfeboro.
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In Concord, between 20 and 24 inches were reported in the North End, West End, and Concord Heights neighborhoods while smaller amounts were reported elsewhere. At the Concord Airport, an official reporting site, 24.2 inches were reported. One spotter in Chichester reported 26 inches while reports from both Boscawen and Weare also stated the towns received 24 inches.
Bedford spotters reported between 7 and 17 inches of snow while Merrimack trackers filed reports of 7 to 13 inches. Milford trackers reported 12 inches of snow while Nashua reports included counts of 5 to 9 inches. Forecasters originally expected the Gate City to get as much as 18 inches of snow but the storm tracked further north than originally expected.
A spotter in Londonderry, however, reported 16 inches while a spotter in Windham posted a 7-inch measurement in town.
In Exeter, an 8-inch report was filed while reports in Hampton and North Hampton ranged from 10 to 13 inches. In Portsmouth, reports of as much as 12 inches of snow were filed, too.
Official reports called the storm "unbelievable," because of the snowfall amounts but, thankfully, due to its light and fluffy nature, not dangerous or deadly.
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