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May 9, 2020, Snowstorm In Central New Hampshire.

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I have lived in New Hampshire for 35-years! I have lived in NH longer than anywhere else in my life! I have lived more than 50% of my life in NH! There is not much I have not experienced, re. weather, when it comes to NH.

I have lived through snowstorms in June. Those are NASTY. Trees are in full leaf and the snow is wet and heavy. Trees come down all over the place.

Today’s snowstorm was intense to begin with. I went out in it. I was out in it for 1 hour 50 minutes. It stopped snowing during that time. The Sun even came out. It was windy & cold. But, after the -15F this winter it really was a walk in the park. I had fun. It was BEAUTIFUL. I sometimes can’t believe how lucky I am.

Well, I wanted to share with you.

No, I didn’t have to shovel or get the snowblower out — though it is still sitting right next to the garage door ready for action.

Enjoy.


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January 20, 2019, Blood Red Lunar Eclipse Over Central New Hampshire.

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Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.

I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.


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January 20, 2019, Lunar Eclipse Most Likely Obscured In New Hampshire By Clouds.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here. From ‘timeanddate.com’. Easy enough to find.


Click to ENLARGE. New Hampshire Forecast, for Sunday night, January 20, 2019, from ‘The Weather Channel’.


I was worried about this. Then I heard about the big storm. That got me more concerned. The eclipse, however, is going to be late. That might help. But, this is just an early heads up. Don’t get your hopes up. You will see a lot about the eclipse on the media, but clouds might be a real problem for us. OK? Sorry.


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‘Huggins Fair 2018′, Wolfeboro, N.H. — SODDEN, Saturday Evening, August 4, After The Deluge.

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I have been going to the ‘Huggins Fair‘, invariably without fail, for 26-years. It is one of our cherished annual events — going there late on Saturday evening and staying till late.

I have never seen anything like what I saw today. It was beyond sodden. I have, in Ceylon, seen drier paddy fields! Folks were walking in the mud in bare feet — but even then there were places you did not dare venture. The book tent was a mess. I just couldn’t go in. It was way, way, way too muddy.

We had seen the rain and expected that it would be a bit soggy. Nothing prepared us for what we encountered. I had taken the precaution of wearing waterproof shoes. That was not enough. You needed tall Wellington boots.

Though it did not rain while we were there and I met some folks we knew, I was not amused or happy.

The mud just sapped away my enthusiasm. I did NOT buy a single book! That is a record. I just bought two hand-grip exercisers for $1 (and I was being generous) as I could have got them for 25 cents and $7 worth of braised BBQ beef. That was it. I came home with a fair chunk of money in my pocket. That never happens. Typically I spend $60 to $120 at this Fair.

That they were so unprepared was strange. It isn’t like rain is a stranger to this Fair. They should definitely CHANGE their sign. That bold ‘Here RAIN or Shine’ seems like a challenge the rain can’t resist. And to think that they have a severe drought around Canyon de Chelly.


Last Year’s Storm.


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“Sieur de Monts”, Acadia National Park — Is No Longer Flooded.

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From the “National Park Service” Website.


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I had seen the above notice on the “National Park Service” Website before I had set off to Acadia.

We swung by “Sieur de Monts” on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

As you can see from my pictures it was NOT flooded. Lot of snow/ice and the ground was very soggy. But, the flooding was history. That, however, was before today’s latest Nor’easter, “Quinn“.

So, just giving you an update.


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“Bomb Cyclone” Nor’easter Storm, New Hampshire — January 4, 2018.

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As I write this at 9:03pm (Eastern) the wind is HOWLING and rattling the house — and this is a BIG, solid house.

I am braced waiting for the power to go off! 3rd row — middle — a NEW generator! We are now a 3 generator family! Need 2 to run the house and with this cold it would be irresponsible not to have a backup since the house would FREEZE solid within 10 hours.

At 4:15pm, when we went out for the second time to shovel snow, we had had 10″ snow — on the front steps. Since then we probably have exceeded the 12″ mark.

The snow is bad BUT I can live with it and survive it.

It is the WIND that is the killer — especially when we lose power. That is, alas, NOT funny.

The Christmas laser, which is still out there, mainly because it is frozen solid, makes pretty pictures on the snow.


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We Cleared The Christmas Day Snow, By Hand, In 75-Minutes.

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It was quite the storm. It was coming down thick & furious for a good 6 hours, till about 1pm. Then it stopped — cold turkey.

Very light and fluffy. Not wet, heavy of sticky. That was good. We didn’t lose power. That, to I, was a Christmas miracle. I was all set. We went and got 10 gallons of gas for the generators.

All 4 of us went out to shovel. That does NOT happen very often anymore. It was good to all be out. Devanee, at 17, can shovel well, given the years of practice she has had. Teischan is not very keen and in the main goes through the motions. I used the pusher most of the time — partly because we were out of shovels, or at least the shovels I like to use.

But, it went fast. In 75-minutes we were down to the blacktop. Could get both vans out. That meant Devanee could go out and get some Chinese takeout. And that is exactly what she did.\

So, it all worked out.

Still have to shovel the mailbox and deck on Tuesday. But that will be my exercise for tomorrow. I will again be on my own. Christmas is over!


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — November 7, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — November 6, 2017.

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Eversource, Metrocast & TDS Did ‘Good’ After The Storm — Do NOT Ask For Reimbursement.

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This is what they had to contend with.



This is how they fixed it.

Yes, they had crews and trucks from South Carolina!
Check number plates.
They had 12 at that junction alone.


We were without power & internet for 70-hours. Yes, 2-hours short of 3 whole days & nights.

So, we understand. We know. We lived through it.

But, in the overall scheme of things OUR Eversource, Metrocast & TDS folks did good.

This storm has cost them plenty — and yes, they put aside monies for emergencies like this.

But, it would be cheap and churlish to ask for a reimbursement for the service interruption.

Yes, in case you are wondering, they are giving reimbursements, in the $19 range, no questions asked.

But, come on. Play the white man!

In some instances Metrocast & TDS were down because power was down. IF we had power our TDS Internet would have worked.

Usually I am the first to criticize these companies. But, with this storm you have to be reasonable.

SMILE.



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