Old Man Winter howls as spring arrivesBy DAN TUOHY
New Hampshire Union Leader
March 19. 2014 12:43PM
Snowfall or a wintry mix will usher in the spring equinox for much of New Hampshire.Spring officially begins at 12:57 p.m. Thursday and will arrive to a couple of inches of fresh snowfall for the northern part of the state, according to forecasts.The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that extends from Lebanon, just north of Concord, and easterly toward Dover and the Seacoast.A hazardous weather outlook is issued for southern New Hampshire, which will likely see rain turning to sleet and snow after 10 p.m. Wednesday.Forecasters are warning of a tricky commute for anyone on the roads Thursday morning.And yet, signs of spring are everywhere: Cremeland Drive-in in Manchester has been open since March 8; opening day for the Red Sox is 12 days away (at Baltimore); and maple-sugaring season is here, with New Hampshire Maple Weekend with more than 100 sugar houses open this weekend.