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Waking Up to Two Feet of Snow – In October!


Nightmare New England is a spooky Halloween theme park, but in New Hampshire we are waking up to our own nightmare of two feet of snow – in October! The forecast was for 6-10 inches with 12 in the higher elevations, so I expected around a foot. At midnight I woke up and got a photo of my porch which already had 18 inches and it was snowing pretty hard still. It’s the perfect, real-life Halloween nightmare!

I count myself very lucky to still have power. It was flickering around midnight, but has not gone out. The wind here didn’t seem too bad and maybe that is why. All the wiring is also underground in my neighborhood.

snowfall amount of two feet

Measuring just shy of 2 feet at 5AM Sunday

I can’t see much out front yet as my outside lights have been removed during the siding renovation. The guys were going to finish up next week and now I wonder how far this will set them back. It will be a Halloween to remember.
I grew up in Massachusetts and do not remember going Trick or Treating EVER in snow. And this is more snow at one time than I have ever seen. I feel sorry for the little kids who want to go out and get candy.

It could have been worse. Down further south of us they got a lot of ice and there are many power outages and lots of damage.

car covered with snow

Lots of shoveling to do.

As the sun comes up it will be a winter wonderland, with lots of shoveling to be done. I wonder what will happen with Halloween? It makes me feel bad for the kids, as walking around on roads full of snow will be dangerous.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/30/2011 6:39 am

    Whew! And judging by the texture, it looks like the heaviest wettest kind! Hope the kid next door who blew your leaves away can do the same for the white stuff. My mother who grew up in Switzerland used to tell me that when she was a kid she actually used to love getting snowed in by each year’s first big snowfall. She used to hug the fireplace, sip a steaming mug of hot cocoa, and watch it come down. Are you enjoying it yet? šŸ™‚

    • 10/31/2011 11:37 am

      Now that my water works and the shoveling is done, I guess I am enjoying it from indoors. I feel bad for all the ones without power – and that number is huge.

  2. 10/31/2011 11:50 am

    All I can say is – Better you than me. That’s some snowstorm. All we have is a little bit of rain.


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