This first day of 2019 has me thinking about the weather here in New England.

I woke up this morning to an absolutely beautiful sight of just the new fallen snow and to be honest, after no snow on Christmas, I was happy to see it.   The bunny tracks in my yard were very sweet to wake up to.

But while I was on vacation, I was able to check out the source for all things weather:  The Farmer's Almanac, of course.  The Almanac's headquarters are right here in NH and according to them:

Winter will be milder than normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will occur from late December into mid-January and late January into early February and in mid- to late February. The snowiest periods will be in early January, early to mid-February, mid-March, and early April.

That's great news!  Milder than normal, so says the Almanac!  Hooray!  I'm sorry, cold winters a lot of snow just make things harder.  If your a skiier and you LIVE at the lodge, then great, but for normal people going to work, etc., it makes for a harder situation all the way around.

In fact ,the weather here in New England is one of the reasons why people are moving out of the Northeast, according to an article from Market Watch.  Extreme cold and lots of snow make life harder.

Given those facts, however, I wouldn't live anywhere else.  New England is where my heart is, so bring it on, Mother Nature!  It's going to be down to the teens tonight, but the rest of the week looks okay with a chance of snow on Thursday, so says Weather.Gov.  Easy-peasy.