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  1. monadnocks

    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    Did you see this article about the Saturday morning photo at Franconia Notch? https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/05/story-behind-an-incredible-sky-scene-new-hampshire/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bab284801721
  2. monadnocks

    December Discussion

    I don’t remember if I did. I tend to be the “stick a ruler in the snow whenever “ type person so maybe not as accurate as people want. We have 7.5” left on the ground.
  3. If you could direct message me, I can give you some suggestions for a contact at the Dublin School and New Ipswich, on the east side of Barrett Mountain.

  4. monadnocks

    December Discussion

    There should be several choices. I live at the bottom of a 1200’ hill so you could just drive up there. You can hike up the access road to South Pack (Miller State Park) and that’s 2290’. Across the road, Temple Mountain is 2044’. In Bennington, Crotched is 2064’. The Crotched Mountain Rehab Center in Greenfield is close to the same height and you can also drive to the top there. There’s a couple of hiking trails too. If you want small mountains, it’s not that far.
  5. monadnocks

    December Discussion

    I might be able to give you some pointers to people who could help with your data needs. What's a high enough elevation?
  6. monadnocks

    NNE Fall Thread

    It looks like its working now
  7. monadnocks

    Nov 15/16 First Weenie Obs

    4.5" here with fairly large flakes coming down.
  8. monadnocks

    Coldtober model and pattern disco

    I can happily say "Me too!" Well written! I have the same game plan.
  9. monadnocks

    Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    This afternoon I was in New Ipswich, NH between 3 and 5-ish. All the south and east facing car windows had a fairly good coating of ice. The long pine needles were visibly iced too.
  10. monadnocks

    March 2-4th ... first -NAO anchored storm perhaps in years

    As someone who is going to have to go from AFN to ORH on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I'm really OK with lower snow totals. Sorry folks who want another snowmaggedon but the higher storm totals would make life harder and/or more expensive for a bunch of people.
  11. monadnocks

    Days and days of snow disco

    I'm further east in the Monadnock area but you're spot on describing my the temperature and snowfall too. There's usually a good ten or more degree separation between here and Nashua or Concord. Spring flower bloom a week earlier in downtown Wilton. And the elevation changes are significant. I used to live across from Crotched Mountain Ski area and the snowfall was noticeably higher than the center of town, and that's not a huge elevation change. A bunch of us were already thinking that there might be no snow, or at least afterschool activities on Wednesday.
  12. monadnocks

    NNE Winter Thread

    I'm usually completely good for interesting weather but next weekend has a ton of things going on where I'm going to be partially responsible for a bunch of teenagers. And you might say "Well, they should understand that walking home from the school in -10 isn't going to be fun" or "You definitely need to be visible walking by the side of the road in a snowstorm" but that might be an exercise in frustration. I'm so glad that D8-9 is often just a dream.
  13. monadnocks

    Christmas Day Miracle

    My trees are definitely coated in about .25 inch of ice.
  14. monadnocks

    Christmas Day Miracle

    Congratulations on a Christmas to remember!
  15. monadnocks

    NNE Winter Thread

    So if you have any who believe in bragging to friends about the epic cold, you might have a win there. Otherwise, I'd just recommend you make sure that everyone has (or will have) hand / foot warmers, neck gaiters, hats, long johns, etc. If any are interested in names on gear, you can get some really nice technical winter clothes that will make them smile. And with the exception of the sleigh riding, they'll be moving so they'll be getting warm that way. Good sunglasses or ski googles are probably a must too. If you remember what it's like to come in from a morning or afternoon of skiing, you'll remember that they will be ravenous! I would make sure that you plan on making sure they've had enough to drink and eat at fairly regular intervals. Getting a headache from not hydrating enough will put a damper on any fun. If all else fails, make sure that there's plenty of other young adults to interact with. The power of distraction is intense!
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