Blizzard I of 2015, January 27 – 28: Central New Hampshire (Lakes Region) — It Could Have Been Worse.

Feb. 8, 2013 blizzard

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by Anura Guruge

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Actual picture of the snow, Tuesday evening, 5:30 pm, January 27, 2015.

Front door. 9:30 am, Tuesday morning, Jan. 27. It could have been worse.

Teischan, as is her wont, built a fort and lay down. ~5:45pm, Tuesday evening.

~5:45pm, Tuesday evening. It had been snowing for 15 hours, but it was still coming down.

All in all it wasn’t too bad (yet). I write this around 11:30 pm, Tuesday night, January 27, 2015. It has been snowing since 02:00 am. It is still snowing. If anything, heavier than ever. We appear to have had about 9″ MORE snow since we stopped shovelling, the 2nd time around, and came in, for dinner, ~5:45 pm.

I took a tape measure at 11:19 pm and measured the undisturbed snow on the back deck. Exactly 24″ — 2 feet. Not bad. Given that we are at 660′ above sea level we get a few more inches than those who do not live on a hill. So 24″ is par for the course given what others around here are reporting.

We did not lose power — YET. That in itself is a miracle. We are usually the first to lose power. But I have NOT ruled one out. I also have visions of a person in PSNH, “Eversore Energy” now, going: “Ah! Those suckers in Alton. Lets turn off their power for the heck of it”.

Wasn’t too cold either. This morning when the two girls and I went out to shovel it was 14°F (-10°F). Nice temp. for shovelling. The wind blew and you got some snow in your face. That wasn’t much fun. I shovelled non-stop for 70 minutes. Teischan shovelled for at least 40 minutes and Devanee for about 45. The three of us went back again at 5 pm and Devanee and I shoveled, methodically for 40 minutes, while Teischan built her snow fort. We even took the dogs for a walk. They love it in the snow.

There is a LOT of snow out there. We have had more. The blizzard of 2013 was worse. But, I will be shoveling till Friday and then there will be MORE snow. So I might have to shovel over the weekend too — and then they say another storm on Monday. It is wonderful exercise. I enjoy it. The bending, twisting and throwing.

Well, looks like I have my work cut out for the next week. I hope the kids don’t have school Wednesday; worst case they have a 2 hour delay. Roads aren’t going to be plowed first thing in the morning.

Actual snowflakes. Around 5pm.


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