..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!