By Miranda Wilder, Staff Writer
This past weekend not only brought hundreds of students back to the University of New Hampshire for spring semester, but also brought plenty of snow along with it.
“It’s kind of interesting,” said meteorologist James Brown, who works for the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. “A lot of people are saying this is the first big storm and forgetting about [the storm that happened around] Thanksgiving.”
That is not to say that this was a particularly small snowfall, however, as Durham was hit with 4.5 inches, according to Brown.
While the general accumulation of snow was documented at 2 to 5 inches, some counties in New Hampshire had little to nothing. Meanwhile, other areas close to UNH and along the coast, including Stratham, were hit the hardest with a total of 8 inches in accumulated snow.
According to Sgt. Kathryn Mone of the Durham Police Department, there were only three reported car accidents in Durham over the weekend, none of which resulted in any injuries.
Also, Mone said, to her knowledge, no one lost power in the entire town. UNH did not find it necessary to curtail operations or shut down campus, as the safety of students was not put into question because of the snow.
As for the rest of the week, heavier snow is coming, temperatures will fluctuate around 20 degrees, and the coldest and snowiest day out of the next few is set to be Tuesday.
Fortunately snow is not something UNH students are unaccustomed to. Whether or not UNH curtails operations due to snowfall this week is still in question. Regardless, students will slosh through the snow that came with students this past weekend.
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