Students in area schools got to sleep in for a couple of hours on Thursday, Jan. 16, as a result of two-hour delays with the start of the school day because of snow. It was a wet, stick snow that got a head start prior to dawn. It was a tough job clearing driveways and paths with snowblowers that kept plugging up. It was a perfect storm for anyone thinking about building a snowman.
Ski areas were blessed with a fair amount of powder snow during the day and evening hours on Saturday, Jan. 18. Most areas in Sullivan County received between 4 and 6 inches along with a couple of days of bitterly cold temperatures. The wind chill during the coldest potion of the weekend was 10 below zero.
Despite the cold, the five inches of fluffy snow was most welcome at New Hampshire ski areas, especially after an earlier up and down start to the season.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, was the coldest morning of our weather week at -7 degrees. Thankfully, however, there was no wind. The remainder of the week was predicted to warm up a bit.
Date High Low Precip.
Jan. 15 42 34 4”Sn
Jan. 16 34 18 0.04
Jan. 17 18 3 4”Sn
Jan. 18 14 1 0.00
Jan. 19 34 14 0.00
Jan. 20 22 7 0.00
Jan. 21 18 -7 0.00