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Lesson 1199: A Nor’Beaster

8:00 a.m. Southern NH

8:00 a.m. Southern NH

Quick update. We are in the 18 – 25 inch zone with the worst of the snowfall yet to come. Continue reading


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Lesson 1198: A snow day to end all snow days


Within a few hours, we, who are located on the east coast, are scheduled to be hit with the worst snow storm in history.

Usually, when there is a forecast for snow, the kids put a silver spoon under their pillows (and wear their pajamas backward) in supplication to the Gods of School Cancellings. This time, I don’t think they even need to bother. We’re expected to get WALLOPED with up to 3 feet of snow (depending on which news channel you follow.)

For us Granite staters, this is not as big a threat as it might be for those people living in a city. We’re kind of used to snow. We know that when the forecast predicts a serious winter storm, it’s time to stock up on candles, easily grillable items, and water. We move the snow shovels near the front door. We know to locate the stack of extra warm blankets and to make sure there is enough food in the house for the family and pets. We also dig out our favorite board and card games. The operative phrase is “hunker down.” We know what to do.

Not to be blasé, but we tend to have the attitude of “been there, done that.” Continue reading


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