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The 1st ‘Real’ Storm Of Winter 2013 – 2014, December 14 – 15: Alton In New Hampshire Lakes Region Got 11″ Of Snow.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I used a tape measure to make sure. 11″ of not-too-light, not-t00-heavy snow.

But, we, perched halfway up Prospect Mountain, are ~660′ above sea level. That typically gives us about 3″ more snow than those in Alton that live ‘lower down’.

It wasn’t bad. We have seen worse. Devanee and I shoveled our escape path to the plowed road in an hour. That is all that matters. We can now get out in the van. The rest can wait.

It was good to be out doing some real shovelling. It is no secret that I like, maybe even LOVE, to shovel snow. To me it is THE PERFECT exercise: aerobic, full body, rewarding and with the chance to think.

It is still snowing lightly as I write. That is OK. I will be shovelling, rather than running up Prospect Mountain, for the next few days.

The snow was way too deep for poor, Braxton. I had to carry him.

So here are some pictures of the first ‘real’ storm of 2013-2014 in New Hampshire — Lakes Region.

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I am piling up the snow, from my snow pusher, to create my annual Alton ski jump.

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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>>Dec. 24, 2012.

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>>… — 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


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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.


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.