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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

I once was accused of bringing Southern California weather to Dartmouth. This hypothesis relied on the fact that I arrived on campus for the pitiful winter of 2006 and left campus during the St. Valentine’s Day blizzard of 2007. Luckily, my presence in Hanover this winter redeemed me. With 112.4 inches so far, this season marks the third highest New Hampshire snow season according to the National Weather Service. Last night and this morning, New Hampshire continued to press on towards seizing the record. Judging very unscientifically from my observations of snow on the ground, I’d say that Hanover received at least an inch or two. Forecasters predicted four to eight inches across the state, which would surpass the 115 inch record set in 1872/1873. An additional seven inches would be required to take the lead from the 122 inch record set in 1873/1874. On a side note, of the seasons in which New Hampshire received at least 100 inches of snow, only three of the ten took place after 1900 (1995/1996 and 1971/1972 being the others).

Though I’m a California girl at heart, I have to admit that snow is one of my favorite parts of New Hampshire- far more delightful than mud season. Spring may be on its way, but until it arrives, lets enjoy a record breaking year and the skiing that accompanies it!


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