Thanks for your comments on a post I put up Friday on making the "snow storm" hysteria less nerve racking, which for me meant educating myself a bit on how weather systems work.

While many of you had a "que sera" attitude (which is smarter than my worrying) about a big blizzard, I'd assume it was a nice surprise that what I found in the strength of the low pressure in our jet stream proved to be true, holding back the upper system high pressure cold enough that the area from Manch to the Seacoast and the surrounding towns all averaged 5.8 inches of snow, according to WMTW's snowfall totals, and NOT the 12+ inches forecast right until morning by many outlets/websites.

Boy, we are paying for it to start the week as the high pressure system has brought us a gift from the North Pole (and not from Santa) but the coldest air in more than a year for New England, according to WMUR, with high temps barely getting above 5 degrees despite a little sunshine peeking out!

Bundle up and if you don't have to leave the house?

Your drive might just melt the snow/ice we do have by Wednesday as temps get back into the 40s.

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