Booster Blitz Forecast – Freezing rain could slow down the trip

It’s Booster Blitz Day in New Hampshire and freezing rain in the forecast could be a factor in getting to filming locations.

Nearly 12,000 COVID-19 booster injections will be given on Saturday in 14 locations across the state, including the Rochester Armory and Stratham Cooperative Middle School. Most appointments were booked within 24 hours and many will travel to unfamiliar areas to be reminded.

60 members of the NH National Guard will support the Blitz statewide.

All of New Hampshire and most of Maine are subject to a winter weather advisory until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon because freezing rain could leave roads untreated, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. .

As temperatures warm from the 1930s to the 1950s, freezing rain will turn to regular rain by noon in the Seacoast area and southern New Hampshire as temperatures rise. Forecasters expected freezing rain to persist through the afternoon in interior areas.

Temperatures will continue to warm on Saturday night before a cold front sweeps through the area on Saturday night with gusty winds and seasonal mild temperatures in the 40s for Sunday, Gray forecasters said.

Governor Chris Sununu receives COVID-19 booster injection during 11/12/21 Booster Blitz (Governor Chris Sununu)

The Booster Blitz is part of New Hampshire’s strategy to use COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots to slow the “winter surge” that has left the state with the highest number of cases in the country.

“The Booster Blitz is a great opportunity to get a COVID-19 booster shot and to protect yourself, your family and your community this holiday season. The number of New Hampshire residents who have registered in such a short time is a source of hope as we all work together to protect our most vulnerable from COVID-19, ”said Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please call 603-271-1000.

Another “blitz” will be scheduled for January with a date and locations to be announced.

Maine also has a Booster Blitz on Saturdays with two drop-in locations at the Augusta Armory from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mechanics’ Hall in Portland from noon to 3 p.m.

Ice accumulation forecast from freezing rain on 12/11 (NWS Gray)

The numbers are stabilizing

As of Friday, the number of reported positive cases appeared to have stabilized for the time being with 1,146 new cases and 10,138 active cases in total, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Rockingham County continues to have the highest number of active cases with 1,920, according to the state’s COVID-19 Scoreboard, while Stafford County has 943.

55% of eligible New Hampshire residents have received the full COVID-19 vaccination.

New Hampshire hospitals continue to be stressed by the number of hospitalizations, which stands at 466, still among the highest since the start of the pandemic in late winter 2020.

Governor Chris Sununu said members of the National Guard and FEMA are being brought in to “behind the scenes” like catering and clerical work to free up staff.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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