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February 14, 2014

Granite Staters fed up with winte

Many residents are suffering from snow fatigue

People suffering from snow fatigue in New Hampshire have good reason.

National Weather Service statistics reviewed yesterday show more snowstorms thus far this year than last, although less snowfall.

The statistics for Concord through yesterday recorded measurable snowfall on 18 days since the first of December with more snow expected today.

Last year through the same period, the weather service recorded snow on just 15 days.

“But we’ve had less snow in total,” meteorologist Tom Hawley said. “We had bigger storms last year than this year.”

Total snowfall this year through midnight Wednesday was 43.8 inches. For the same period last year, the snowfall total was 49.4 inches.

The biggest storm recorded in Concord this year before yesterday was 10.3 inches for Dec. 14-15. Last year, Concord saw 24 inches on Feb. 8-9.

Before the storm winds down today, the weather service forecast most people in the region should see 8 to 12 inches of new snow.

Regardless of what groundhogs might conclude, people should expect more snow to come.

“We can see snow right through the first and second week of April,” Hawley said.

People commenting on Facebook yesterday admitted they are fed up and not just with the snow.

“I am more than ready for spring,” Rose Chretien Noetzel said. “This non-ending snow and frigid temps is just getting to be too much. It is too cold (most days) for the kids to even play outside.”

Others are marking the days until spring.

“I’ve been done for some time now, 35 days until spring,” Stephanie Tsepas posted.

But some hardy souls are even enjoying what they say is a typical winter.

“Love it! This is how winter is supposed to look in New England,” Paula MacLeod Woodfill wrote.

It’s what Granite Staters should expect, some said.

“This is a true winter,” Diane Behrens wrote. “The milder ones have made people forget what it’s really all about.”

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