Monday, June 12, 2006

New Hampshire: Unusual Weather Glossary

For a new resident to be successfully integrated into New Hampshire society, they must become familiar with the following New Hampshire weather-related terms.

Barometer: your son/nephew/co-worker gave you one a few years ago, that hangs on the living room wall. Having a barometer is a New Hampshire tradition, like father's chasing kids around with power tools .

Blizzard: when enough snow falls that your Fish & Game Club meeting is cancelled. This is a good time to make snow angels on the graves of your ancestors, catch a snow flake (or two or three) on your tongue, make hot chocolate, and plan trips to Alaska, where it is warmer.

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