Here we are again in Portsmouth New Hampshire, getting hit by ANOTHER snowstorm!
At this point, none of my clients who've relocated here this past year are believing what I told them when I first started working with them when they'd ask about how much snow we generally get here in the Seacoast each winter - and after the snow we've already had so far this winter, I can see why they're wondering!
Until yesterday, we had bare ground with just spotty patches of snow here and there, and of course the snow hills that had been piled up in parking lots around town. But nice bare ground, which was VERY nice to see!
REALLY - we really do get far less than this on average each winter! And just to prove that point, the snow budgets in the towns around me are pretty much spent, and we still have a couple more months to go in which we could get even more snow.
Our snow budget here in Portsmouth NH only has about 15% left of the total amount that was budgetted for the WHOLE winter, and that wasn't taking into account what will be spent on today's storm.
I had an email the other day from a client I sold a lovely home to in Stratham NH. She started off by teasingly commenting that she knew meteorologist was not part of the job of being a great REALTOR.........
Predicting snowfall is more art than science, and you can only go by what's happened historically. This is proving to be a less-than-normal winter in most of New Hampshire this year. Here in Portsmouth, we've already had about 3 feet of snow, today will add about another foot to that total, and who knows what the rest of the winter months of Jan, Feb., and March may bring us. We typically don't have that much in an entire winter's worth of snow!
The 1st picture above was around 7:30am this morning, and the 2nd picture was taken about noontime - piles of snow on top of my birdfeeders, and it's still snowing, just not as heavily as in the first pictures I took this morning. As of about 12:15pm, the news is showing that we have gotten about 10 inches of snow here, with some more still to fall before this storm moves off the coast.
Global warming???? I'm thinking that philosophy might need to be revisited just a bit........
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