Monday’s snowstorm dumped up to 10 inches in the state’s southern tier, pushing the season’s snow tally above normal, at least in Concord.
The 5.8 inches that fell at the National Weather Service’s official climate site by 7 a.m. raised the season total to 49.4 inches compared to 48.9 inches for an average winter.
And if you think we received more last year, you would be correct.
Try 57.5 inches.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport received 7 inches Monday, pushing its seasonal total to 46.4 inches. The weather service didn’t have a normal seasonal total for the airport.
Many Granite Staters on Tuesday will face high temperatures in the low- to mid-20s compared to a normal high of 39 degrees in Concord and 41 in Manchester.
“Running at least 10 degrees below normal,” said Derek Schroeter, a meteorologist with the weather service in Gray, Maine.
A low-pressure system developed off the mid-Atlantic coastline and tracked just south of Cape Cod, and actually strengthened quite a bit, Schroeter said. “It’s not like your blockbuster Nor’easter, but it had the track of a Nor’easter.”
He said it “looks dry until the weekend.”
The storm closed or delayed many schools in the state’s lower tier.
Throughout the day, Eversource restored power to more than 15,000 customers who had lost it during the storm.
At noon, nearly 7,000 homes and businesses were in the dark statewide, but that number had been reduced to fewer than 20 by 1:30 p.m.
“An outage impacting more than 6,300 customers in the Bethlehem, Franconia and Carroll areas was caused by a downed tree that was off-road, which we removed,” Eversource spokesman William Hinkle said.
State Police counted 92 crashes between 10 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday, said Michael Todd, spokesman for the state Department of Safety.
Three NH Department of Transportation plow trucks were involved in crashes with other vehicles within an hour’s time, according to DOT spokesman Bill Boynton.
The accidents happened on Interstate 93 north in Bow at 7:45 a.m., Route 124 in Jaffrey at 8:25 a.m. and Amherst Street in Nashua at 8:30 a.m., Boynton said. At least one plow was damaged.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport saw four departing flights canceled and two departures delayed, according to flightaware.com, a flight-tracking website.
Snowfall totals included 10 inches in Hudson and 8 inches in Rye, North Hampton and Marlborough, according to spotter reports from the weather service.
Other totals included 7.5 inches in Auburn, 7 in Bedford and 6.4 in Nashua. Plymouth came in at 3.2 inches and Berlin had 2 inches.
An earlier power outage of nearly 1,500 Eversource customers in North Hampton was resolved by 10 a.m.
“The outage in North Hampton/Portsmouth was caused by a motor vehicle accident, and we had to shut off power to repair the pole,” Hinkle said.
“Customers were notified prior to the temporary outage and were restored within an hour,” he said.