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New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee Area — A Green (Rather Than Brown) Christmas In 2015?

Christmas 2014.

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by Anura Guruge


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Christmas Eve 2012. There was, however, a rather big snow storm on December 17 and there was snow around — as can be seen in the photograph below.

Christmas Eve 2012 as above. Some snow left over and the ground wet from snow storm a week earlier.


Weather forecast till Christmas Eve Eve by ‘wunderground.com‘.

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2013. Fair amount of snow.

2014. Not much snow on the ground. The ground, however, was wet from previous storms.


Yes, given that this IS New Hampshire we could have one heck of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. That would make a lot of people happy and of course the real definition of a ‘White Christmas‘ is snow falling on Christmas Day.

Right now from what I can see the chances are NOT looking good.

What is pretty amazing is that we haven’t — just like Buffalo, NY (where I lived 1967 – 1968) — had any snow this winter.

I remember a fair amount of Brown Christmases in New Hampshire, especially when I lived much further South, but I can’t remember going this late into the year without snow. I am NOT, however, complaining.

As you can see we had a Brown Christmas in Alton in 2012 and there was not that much snow on the ground last year. But in both cases the ground was wet and muddy — hence ‘Brown Christmas‘.

Yes, we have a lot of rain in the forecast this week. Nonetheless from what I can see we might get a Green Christmas in 2015 rather than one which is Brown or White.

Merry Christmas.  


New Hampshire Again Becomes A Winter Wonderland With Another 5″ Of Snow At Year End.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


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>> Christmas 2012 In Alton, New Hampshire (NH): A Brown Christmas?
>>Dec. 24, 2012.

>> White Christmas 2012 In New Hampshire — Dec. 25, 2012.
>> Over A Foot Of Snow From The December 27 Nor’easter
>>… — Dec. 27, 2012.


On Christmas Eve, as the pictures testify, we had no snow on the ground. Then we got a smattering, just enough to make it a White Christmas. Then we got dumped upon by the Nor’easter on December 27. Another 5″ of snow December 29, through the night. About 5″ of fresh snow to shovel on the morning of December 30. These pictures tell the story.

Same location, 5 days apart. Click to ENLARGE.

Same location, 5 days apart. Click to ENLARGE.

Over A Foot Of Snow In Alton, NH (At Least So At 660′ Elevation) From The December 27, 2012 Nor’easter

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Christmas 2012 In Alton, New Hampshire (NH): A Brown Christmas?
>>Dec. 24, 2012.

>> White Christmas 2012 In New Hampshire — Dec. 25, 2012.


I have seen more snow than this, but not in 2012 (as far as I can recall). It was a fair chunk. Well over a foot, more in the wind drifts, e.g., our back deck, and even more where the Alton’s ever friendly snow plow drivers try to bury us in. We are half way up Prospect Mountain, in Alton. Our altitude, above sea level, is about 660′. That makes a big difference. We get a few inches more than the folks who are a few hundred feet lower.

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These were taken on Christmas Day 2012 when we had a small amount of snow.


White Christmas 2012 In New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Christmas 2012 In Alton, New Hampshire (NH): A Brown Christmas?
>>Dec. 24, 2012.


We did get some snow overnight and it continued to snow, albeit in lightly, right through the morning. So we got a real White Christmas this year, though I am not sure whether we got 1″ of snow at the Concord Airport in order for all those “Free, if it snows on Christmas Day” offers to be valid. I will check.

Our yard, Christmas morning 2012, around 7:45 am. Compare with same view from Christmas eve — on prior post. Click to ENLARGE.

Different view. From the steps, looking straight out. It wasn’t that much snow. Yes, we put the Christmas lights on, heck with the electric bill — since we don’t pay the high PSNH rates.



Merry Christmas 2012.

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Christmas 2012 In Alton, New Hampshire (NH): A Brown Christmas?

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. I just took these two, from the front steps, around 3:15 pm on Monday, December 24, 2012, i.e., Christmas Eve.

Click to ENLARGE. You can see the residual snow from the ‘storm’ a week ago, on Monday, December 17, 2012. These are what is left of the piles I shoveled off the drive. So we will have some snow for Christmas Day.


Per the local forecast, at best we will get some snow Christmas Day though it is not 100%. So we could wake up to a brown/green Christmas. That would be different.

I though we had a brown Christmas last year too. But, I just went and looked at pictures from December 2011. We had a big storm on December 23, 2011. I doubled checked my ‘1-line a day diary’. Says: ‘snow-shovel’. So we must have had snow.

Here is a picture from December 23, 2011. Same yard as in the first picture above.

The difference a year makes. I don’t remember this, but this is December 23, 2011. Same yard as in the above 2 pictures. The main difference is the snow. Click to ENLARGE.


Just to make sure that I wasn’t hallucinating, I did a Google on “December 23, 2011 snow storm New Hampshire“. Got some YouTube clips that explicitly mention December 23, 2011. So, we did get a respectable storm.

YouTube video of the 12-23-2011 snow storm in NH. Click to access.


Forecast for Alton, NH for the next few days from ‘Wunderground.com‘.

Click to access ‘wunderground.com’ weather forecast for Alton, NH. Notice the ‘ice pellets’ for Thursday. That could be bad!



Merry Christmas.