Remembering Winter in Franconia Notch

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Remembering Winter in Franconia Notch

Remember when you were a kid and December rolled around? December meant winter. You know, snow falling and fingers freezing outside, hot cocoa and warm fires inside – winter.

What does December mean now? Rain. Mud. Light jackets. The occasional smell of snow that never materializes.

It’s not just nostalgia. December 2015 was the warmest December on record in the United States. Over 6,000 warm temperature records were set. Looking forward, January through March is predicted to be warmer than usual as well.

For those who aren’t happy with a warm winter, those who enjoy the cold (if only in moderation), those who long to hear snow crunch beneath their feet, here are some shots from Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire to remind you of what winter looks like.