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Winter storm: Heavy snow, strong winds; blizzard conditions on N.H. coast

Snow shoveling in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Dan Tuohy
Danielle Leigh of Portsmouth shovels snow from a stretch of Market Square in Portsmouth, N.H., a day after the storm.

The winter storm warning is in effect starting at 7 a.m. Saturday in New Hampshire.

Update: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Most of New Hampshire begins Sunday with below zero wind chills and plenty of shoveling.

Some snow total reports via the National Weather Service include Deerfield, Stratham and Wolfeboro with 10 inches, and Rye with 13.5 inches.

There's a wind chill advisory in effect for parts of northern New Hampshire.

The forecast calls for a mostly Sunday, with sunny days Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb to 40 on Wednesday.

Transportation and public safety crews will continue to conduct some plow and cleanup operations Sunday.

Update: Saturday: 7:45 a.m.

Parts of New Hampshire could get more than 20 inches of snow from the nor'easter storm now moving into th region.

The National Weather Service's snowfall projections show Portsmouth getting anywhere between 14 and 22 inches. Other probable snowfall totals it lists include Concord with 6-14 inches and Manchester with 8-14 inches.

Wind gusts of 30-35 mph are possible inland, and gusts of 50 mph are anticipated at the
coast, where beach erosion during high tide is expected, according to the weather advisories.

An early post from Friday continues below here.

A winter storm with expected heavy snowfall will arrive in New Hampshire on Saturday.

The National Weather Service has also issued a blizzard warning for the Seacoast region.

The snow map above, updated Friday at 7 a.m., shows a foot of snow possible for much of the Granite State, and potential snowfall of up to 18 inches in some areas.

The greatest impacts will be Saturday afternoon and evening, and snowfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour are possible, according to the weather service.

Wind gusts of up to 55 mph are possible in southern New Hampshire and along the coast.

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