Considering that this is where the first evidence that we’re entering an ice age could appear, I think record snowfall in these areas is very important._______________
30 Nov 2018 – “A historically snowy November,” reads the headline in The Washington Post.
Snowfall totals across New York and New England have surpassed one to two feet in many areas and three to four feet – and even more! – in others.
This record and near-record November snowfall has accumulated mainly in the past two weeks.
The 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) of snow reported in Burlington, Vermont, since mid-month is almost quadruple thee city’s normal November snowfall of 5.1 inches (13 cm), and makes this their fifth-snowiest November on record. The record for November snowfall in Burlington is 24 inches (60 cm), set 118 years ago in 1900.
In Maine, Caribou’s 29.3 inches (almost 75 cm) of snow is more than 2½ times the city’s average November snowfall of 11.5 inches (29 cm), making it their third-snowiest November on record.
Meanwhile, the 60.5 inches (154 cm) of snow on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington is the eighth-most on record for the month.
The 46 inches (117 cm) of snow on Vermont’s Mount Mansfield is the most on record this early in the season. Such depths are more typical of January.
Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont reports 86 inches (218 cm) to date, Bolton Valley reports 84 inches (7 ft), and Jay Peak reports 72 inches (6 ft).
“November never looked so good,” says Jay Peak on its website.
“Winter hasn’t even hit, and we have already received five feet (152 cm) of snow this season,” crows Sunday River Resort in Maine.