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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer heat

We have the unofficial start to summer this weekend, and it’s a hot one in most of the country. Four weeks ago we had a cold snap and received a couple inches of snow here in northern New Hampshire. Now the lake is plenty warm enough for swimming. What a difference a few weeks can make.

There’s a local saying here that it’s not time to swim “until the 7 breaks.” In the spring a clear view of the north side of the While Mountains reveals a snow formation that looks like the number 7. When enough snow melts, breaking the 7, it’s warm enough in the valleys for swimming.

The 7 has broken. It’s a holiday weekend. I’m out of here.

Have a good one.



  1. Enjoy the beautiful Spring time.

  2. enjoy the heat, just don't chalk it up to gorbal warming. winter comes early this year.