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NH record snowfall?

post #1 of 21
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Heard on NH radio this pm that they're 9" away from the all-time record for yearly snowfall (set in 19th century), and a 4-8" storm is moving in tonight. Looking good for the record and powder this weekend!
post #2 of 21
Parts of the state had already broken all records, in some cases more than a month ago. As I recall, Bartlett had set a new record back around February 20th or so.

8" predicted here tomorrow. I guess the only thing to do is keep skiing! Downside is that it looks as if the annual "ice out" for my driveway is still weeks away.
post #3 of 21
Most of northern NE has broken snowfall records this winter.
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Here's a shot out my kitchen window this AM, just to give you an idea how much "base" we still have around here. I could have stepped outside and got a better shot, but this way my feet stayed dry, and you get some scale - the lump at the lower right is a Weber charcoal grill.



As I type this, there's and ad on for John Deere lawn mowers... voice-over says "time to reclaim your lawn."

I won't see my lawn for weeks, unless I start digging. And it's still coming down pretty hard. I'd say we have 3" or 4", so far.

Can't decide where to head for the week-end...

post #5 of 21
I just read the Mt. Snow snow report and they have 6-8" of new snow this AM.

Here in CT, we've had a lot of precip this winter...but most of it fell as rain. I'm amazed as to how much snow there is on the ground when you venture north up 91 2-2.5 hours away.

I'm reallly jelous that our yard doesn't look like yours cleger!
post #6 of 21
I'm headed up north, and I don't care where... Anybody got the details on who got the most?
post #7 of 21
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I just read the Mt. Snow snow report and they have 6-8" of new snow this AM.

Here in CT, we've had a lot of precip this winter...but most of it fell as rain. I'm amazed as to how much snow there is on the ground when you venture north up 91 2-2.5 hours away.

I'm reallly jelous that our yard doesn't look like yours cleger!
Yeah, I had to go to MA a couple of weeks ago... cross the state line and everything turns brown. Weird.

It seems to never stop snowing here. I mostly gave up on my driveway sometime back in January.
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I'm headed up north, and I don't care where... Anybody got the details on who got the most?
Storm seems to be hanging south, so if you do like Glenn and stick to southern VT, you should do OK anywhere - Okemo, Snow, maybe as far north as Killington, Pico etc.

Check this:

http://www.skireport.com/googlemap/?regionid=116
post #9 of 21
Yep, this is a southern and lower central VT/NH jackpot. Parts of upstate NY ought to do well too. I would be curious to hear what the snow consistency is like -- the weather models are showing a 9:1 to 10:1 snow/water ratio which is getting on the heavy/wet side (still wonderfully ski-able). What's it like on the ground? Does it pack into a snowball? I can't make it up there to ski this weekend, so being a weather nerd is all I got...
post #10 of 21
Optimal snow-ball snow. Reach for it, and a big chunk comes out in your hand. Just a small squeeze and it's solid - don't really have to "compact" it at all.

It's not slushy or wet at all, just very sticky, yet dryish.
post #11 of 21
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Yep, this is a southern and lower central VT/NH jackpot. Parts of upstate NY ought to do well too. I would be curious to hear what the snow consistency is like -- the weather models are showing a 9:1 to 10:1 snow/water ratio which is getting on the heavy/wet side (still wonderfully ski-able). What's it like on the ground? Does it pack into a snowball? I can't make it up there to ski this weekend, so being a weather nerd is all I got...
I checked out the National Weather Service site and typed in Dover, VT. They had a winter storm warning. I read the warning and they were calling for a heavy, wet snow. They advised people that it could snap branches and lead to power outages.

But hey, heavy snow at the this time of the year always beats melting snow!
post #12 of 21
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Yeah, I had to go to MA a couple of weeks ago... cross the state line and everything turns brown. Weird.

It seems to never stop snowing here. I mostly gave up on my driveway sometime back in January.
Having record high snowfalls and record low snowfalls in places 100 miles apart is one of the characteristics of global warming.
So is record snowfall, and then a record high temp in the same location the following summer. Here in NYC we had 31.5 inches of snow in one day in Feb a few years ago; then record temps above 100 the following summer.
We've also had 6 inch snowfalls that melted in two days because temps went into the 40's immediately after the snow stopped.
During summer, in the midwest, massive bodies of air with different temps and pressures always led to tornadoes where they made contact.
The midwest and south recently had a number of fatal tornadoes because those conditions occurred in winter.
post #13 of 21
Hmm.

The rest of the globe may be warming, but my part certainly is not.
post #14 of 21
In northern Maine, school was cancelled when the roadside snow banks got so big that kids walking to school could touch the power lines.
I'm off to Saddleback again this weekend. Season ain't over here in the Pine Tree State. And Saddleback says it will be open till April 20. If there is no big rain, the cover will last into May. As for all you folks "from away," I hope that "As Maine goes, so goes the [ski] nation."
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Having record high snowfalls and record low snowfalls in places 100 miles apart is one of the characteristics of global warming. (snipped)
I don't want to see this thread become a political debate.
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The last time a politician knew anything about science was when Albert Einstein told FDR that a new kind of weapon based on his equation E=mC2 could end the war, and FDR approved the development of the A-bomb.
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I don't want to see this thread become a political debate.
I see little room for debate, given the compelling facts re: "fatal tornadoes" given above.
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I see little room for debate, given the compelling facts re: "fatal tornadoes" given above.

I'm still trying to figure out the "snowy cold winter in areas that usually have snowy cold winters = global warming" equation. I was never good at math though. Especially that algebra stuff with a lot of letters in it.
post #19 of 21
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I'm still trying to figure out the "snowy cold winter in areas that usually have snowy cold winters = global warming" equation. I was never good at math though. Especially that algebra stuff with a lot of letters in it.

First of all, let's stop calling it "global warming" and adopt the new, improved "climate change" nomenclature (and yeah, those letters can be tricky.)

Look at it this way: if it's getting colder, that's glob^H^H^H^H climate change. If it's getting warmer, that's climate change too.

See?

But I'm probably dazzling you with science - in practical terms, what this means is that if you live in the metro Phoenix area, and it's 53*F and drizzling, it's time to stock up on canned goods and ammunition.

Conversely, if you live in the metro Minneapolis area and it's 53*F and drizzling, it's time to stock up on canned goods and ammunition.

See how that works? The science is solid.
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First of all, let's stop calling it "global warming" and adopt the new, improved "climate change" nomenclature (and yeah, those letters can be tricky.)

Look at it this way: if it's getting colder, that's glob^H^H^H^H climate change. If it's getting warmer, that's climate change too.

See?

But I'm probably dazzling you with science - in practical terms, what this means is that if you live in the metro Phoenix area, and it's 53*F and drizzling, it's time to stock up on canned goods and ammunition.

Conversely, if you live in the metro Minneapolis area and it's 53*F and drizzling, it's time to stock up on canned goods and ammunition.

See how that works? The science is solid.
It's starting to make a hellofa lot more sense now. Just be safe, should I start stockpiling when the temps are seasonaly normal? Because that's climate change too, right?
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It's starting to make a hellofa lot more sense now. Just be safe, should I start stockpiling when the temps are seasonaly normal? Because that's climate change too, right?
You've got it!

You had me worried there for a second though, because there's no such thing as "seasonally normal" any more. Everything (everything) has been proven (through the power of science!) to be either a "carbon sink" or a "carbon emitter," each with their own (sometimes inscrutable) impact on the environment we all share.

Happily, there's plenty we can do: both fundamental existential modes are easily reconciled via the purchase of "carbon credits."

I know what you're thinking: "how can abstract pseudo-financial transactions stop climate change? If my neighbor and I exchange credits, but we both go right on dumping our used motor oil in that pit out behind his shed, will anything change?"

The answer is: stop asking stupid questions.

Once we've channelled enough (read: nearly all) spare resources (in the form of dollars to facilitate exchange) to the Internationalist Jet-Setting Climate Change Elite, climate change will no longer be due to "climate change," per se. Rather, we'll simply revert to experiencing a changing climate.

And even if I'm wrong, and I usually are, it will make an incalculable difference, not only in the lives of the IJSCCE, but in the lives of their brokers, their attorneys, various other hangers-on, and in the lives of their children.

Let's do it for the children.
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