April Snow

How can you get bored with all that snow?

Eliza Waters

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Today it snowed six inches (15 cm), the most accumulation we’ve received during any storm so far in 2016 (our winter was relatively mild with very little snow). All the more amazing is that the temperature on Thursday and Friday reached 67 degrees F (19C) and is predicted to plummet to 12 degrees F (-11C) by Tuesday night.

Some may think this is unusual weather, but apparently this is not new phenomena. New England is famous for its changeable weather. The famed author, Mark Twain delivered a speech at the New England Society’s Seventy-First Annual Dinner, in New York City, on Dec. 22, 1876, where he said:

“I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather. I don’t know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerk’s factory who experiment and learn how, in New England, for board and clothes, and…

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