Blog: Cold Temperatures and First Snow!

Heather Atwell

After great anticipation, finally our little corner of New England—Dublin, New Hampshire, home of The Old Farmer's Almanac—is blanketed in white. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that makes skiers, riders, and snow lovers very happy.

Since late October, ski resorts in the Northeast have reported some snowfall, but the temperature has fluctuated from cold to warm without enough cold days to fire up the snow guns. Opening days were delayed, and those who spend nonwinter months thinking about winter were a bit disappointed. (We are an anxious bunch when it comes to snowfall.)

I am a certified snow lover, and as I sit and type, I am clutching The Old Farmer's Almanac in one hand with my fingers metaphorically crossed that its prediction for this winter is true: “Snowfall will be above normal in most areas along the Altantic coast, in the northern tier of states, and in the Intermountain Region.”

Now, with a little bit of the white stuff on the ground and a positive long-term weather forecast, my snowshoes, cross-country skis, alpine skis, and hockey skates are out of storage, and I am getting excited for snow and the fun adventures ahead. I cannot wait to share them with you and hope that you will tell me about yours, too!

Here is to a snowy, adventure-filled season!

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