Here’s How Hot It’s Supposed to Get in New Hampshire This Summer
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To Granite Staters who “couldn’t wait” for summer to come: man, you’re about to get your wish.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NHPR, New Hampshire is in for a hotter-than-usual summer. So, you may want to upgrade your ice cream and freezes when you try the Sadie/Daddy at the Beach Plum in North Hampton.
And if you plan on flying elsewhere in the U.S. to escape it? 1) Leave the ninja knives at home and 2) don’t expect much of an improvement. Most of the U.S. is also in for an unusually hot summertime.
We’ve had hot summers before, I remind myself, thinking back to the late '80s when Dad finally gave in and got central A/C (which soon became his prized possession). But the data shows that sadly, this weather is indeed part of a trend.
According to state health officials, the number of days New Hampshire has topped 90 degrees has nearly doubled over the past four decades, going from eight in 1980 to 15 last summer. Long gone, it seems, are the days of snow forecasts from the Farmer’s Almanac.
A popular legend is that in 1816, an edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac was mistakenly printed in which rain, hail, and snow were predicted for the month of July. This was believed to be an error, or an elaborate prank on the Almanac's founder Robert B. Thomas.
Thomas apparently rushed to have the Almanacs recalled, but to no avail. But in an odd twist when July rolled around...it actually (supposedly) snowed.