Archived Weather Events
2013 Blizzard: February 8th & 9th
Snow Emergency Declaration
Currently, the National Weather Service is predicting one to two feet of snow, starting on Friday and ending on Saturday. It is being predicted that we could have periods of extremely heavy snow (1 - 2 inches per hour). In accordance with Section 283-30 of the Town Code, the Town of Raymond has declared a "Snow Emergency" Parking Ban from:
Friday, February 8th, 2013, starting at Noon
Sunday, February 10th, 2013, ending at 6:00 a.m.
The purpose of this ban is to assist our Public Works snow removal crews by clearing motor vehicles from Town right-of-ways (roads). Vehicles parked within a town right-of-way will be subject to removal and/or fines.
Code Red Announcement: Storm Event and Parking Ban
Click here for National Weather Service Updates on the Winter Storm
Click here for American Red Cross Winter Storm Preparation Information
Portable Generator Safety Tips
Important AnnouncementsDue to the impending winter storm, the School Deliberative Session that had been scheduled for Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. has been rescheduled to Monday, February 11th at 7 p.m. in the Raymond High School.
The Transfer Facility will be closed on Saturday, February 9th
Update on Plowing of Raymond Roads
Raymond crews have been plowing all night. There were periods between midnight and 4 am where the snow was falling at a rate exceeding 3 inches per hour. There have been snow drifts of up to 3-1/2 feet. There is a lot of snow out there. Our plowing crews will continue until the storm is over and snow removal can be completed. Thankfully, we don't get many storms like this! Thank you for your patience.
National Weather Service for Updates on Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Watches, Warnings or Advisories for New Hampshire
Hurricane Sandy - Local Updates
|Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
- PSNH has made significant progress in the restoration effort of its customers, from a peak of 137,000 customers without power on October 29, to ending the day yesterday with about 80,000 customers out.
Restoration efforts will continue today and PSNH will be receiving help from crews arriving from Hydro Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Click here to see a list, as of 6am this morning, the following towns in the seacoast area remain without power or have been completely restored.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
- An update was provided today during another conference call with Governor John Lynch, Director of NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Christopher Pope, representatives from other state agencies, utilities and municipalities. According to officials, Hurricane Sandy has now veered north and will turn slightly northeast and head up into Canada over the next couple of days. At this point, PSNH
, NH Electric Co-op
are working to restore electrical and cable service in areas throughout Raymond and the region. Raymond Public Works crews are out clearing debris from local roads. The next few days will remain overcast and we will experience some rain, according to John Jensenius of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. The worst of Hurricane Sandy has exited our area at this point.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS BY STAYING AWAY FROM DOWNED POWERLINES. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE DOWNED LIMBS OR TREES, AS IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A DANGER OF ELECTROCUTION.
- In the latest conference call update with state officials, we learned that Governor Lynch has declared a state of emergency
. The forecast remains consistent with earlier reports (see below). Department of Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement stated that advisory boards on highways throughout the State are advising no driving after 3 p.m. Governor Lynch reiterated the importance of keeping people off the road, advised participants that he had authorized early release for all non-essential personnel at the state level, and is advising local municipal officials and businesses to do the same. It is expected that there will be wide ranging power outages. Officials are urging people to stay indoors and to exercise caution with the use of generators, ensuring that they are being used in well-ventilated areas to avoid build-up up deadly carbon monoxide gas.
At the local level, a representative for PSNH was available to town officials. Her advice was to call in power outages so that PSNH
can keep its map up to date and to ensure that we are aware of the outage. "Don't assume that your neighbor called it in. Call as many times as you want too. It's better to make sure we know about a power outage." stated PSNH's Catalina Celentano.
- An update was provided at 8 a.m. today during a conference call with Governor John Lynch, Director of NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Christopher Pope, representatives from other state agencies, utilities, municipalities and school districts. According to state officials, the predicted course of the Hurricane Sandy has not changed. It has begun making landfall in the southern New Jersey area, but our region is already experiencing the outer reaches of this very large storm system. Winds are expected to increase throughout the day, with the most intensive period of impact being from about 3 p.m. this afternoon until 9 p.m. this evening for southern New Hampshire, with the storm moving through and into the northern counties around 9 p.m. and exiting northern New Hampshire at around 2 a.m. The forecasts on wind speed and rainfall remain consistent with previous forecasts, with sustained winds ranging between 30 - 40 m.p.h., with gusting winds mostly ranging from 50 - 60 m.p.h., with the possibility of 70 m.p.h. gusts, especially along the coast line and in upper elevations. Rainfall in our area is expected to be between 1 - 3 inches. Schools in Raymond are closed today. There will be another conference call at noon. We will update the website with any new information at that time.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
4:00 p.m. - Click here for updated Hurricane Sandy Situation Report from New Hampshire Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
- Trick or Treat will be held as scheduled in Raymond, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. this evening. Please exercise caution.
- An update was provided at noon today during a conference call with Governor John Lynch, Director of NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Christopher Pope, representatives from other state agencies, utilities and municipalities.
It is expected that early Monday morning the region will begin to experience gusting winds of 50 - 60 miles per hour from Hurricane Sandy, with the possibility of gusts reaching 75 miles per hour in coastal areas and higher elevations. Sustained winds are expected to be 30 - 40 miles per hour.
People are urged to prepare for the likelihood of power outages, downed trees, and possible flooding.
Please, if possible, do not go outside during the storm event. If you do travel, pay attention to road closures and don't take chances on water covered roads. If power goes out and you are using a generator, please ensure that it is properly installed and operating,as carbon monoxide can be fatal. Please go to this link for Hurricane Preparedness tips.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Powerpoint Presentation - Hurricane Sandy as of 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27th
Friday, October 26th,2012
Message from Town Officials Regarding Hurricane Sandy
Important Information about Power Outages
PSNH Phone Numbers:
1-800-346-9994 (TTY/TDD number)
NH Electric Coop Number:
Power companies are working to restore power. Avoid fallen power lines, be careful of hazardous trees, and please be patient. Crews are working as quickly as they can to restore your electricity. Thank you.
NH Electric Co-op Link to News Page and Click here for Outage Map
PSNH Link to Storm and Power Outages Updates Page