New Hampshire Snow in September? Yup
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The fall season and wintertime cycle are already here, and we're not even in autumn yet. And whether you're excited or not, we Northern New Englanders know how this plays out each year. Snow is not that shocking outside of the true winter season, albeit it can still be unsettling and a bummer. We do cherish our summery temps that linger into September.
That said, New Hampshire is getting snow in September, and as a matter of fact, it's already happened.
Take a look at this photo, which looks a lot more winter than almost fall for our September snow. It's actually so beautiful, isn't it? But it also looks ominous and chilly. That's the White Mountains of New Hampshire for you, with some of the most popular skiing in the east. And look at those ice crystals. Brrrrrrrrrrr!
The Mount Washington Observatory snapped these photos and posted them on their Instagram.
The observatory was founded in 1932, known as the MWO or #MWOBS, and is a nonprofit institution working to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth's weather & climate. And we know that Mount Washington, even though it's only 6,288 feet high ( nowhere close to the myriad of 14'ers in the US), has its own special weather system that makes it unique. Snow lasts long, and the wind can be treacherous.
As for snow on lower elevations, according to the Farmer's Almanac, there isn't anything out of the ordinary expected for the 2022-2023 winter season. The predictions right now are for our normal winter chill with snowy/icy/slushy conditions throughout.
Phew! Of course, only time will tell.