April 10, 2016
Wacky NH Weather
In this winter of El Nino, NH weather has made some records and distinctions this year; This was winter that wasn't, being somewhere between the 2nd and 4th warmest winter ever recorded (I have forgotten which and my Google-fu isn't getting the info I'm looking for).
Snow fall was at the least amount ever recorder until last week's snow - and I'm unsure where we sit now, but it is very low on the list. Last week Concord, NH (where official temps are recorded for the state) recorded the coldest April low temp ever at 4 degrees. The next day they set a record for the coldest low temp for that date.
Naturally, since I brought the bike home over a week ago, it has either been cold (high temp 20's) or warm with spring showers (AKA - severe thunderstorms, there has been nothing gentle about this week's showers). With the snow in the middle of the week, the roads are covered in mounds of salt/sand since the wise people of DOT failed to plow the 5-6" of snow we received. Instead they elected to use the melty and grippy stuff. Even the heavy rains on Thursday didn't budge the piles of sand in the corners of the road I drive to work.
Looks like at least another week before I can ride the bike, which means I get to listen to it putt in the garage as I need to charge the battery that is slowly being drained by the security system.
Sounds like a trickle charger is in order. Your dad has one on his lawn mower battery.
Bummer on your not getting to ride!
Posted by: Cop Car at Apr 10, 2016 11:17:29 AM
We didn't QUITE break records for cold here. But we tied a couple. To dang cold for April!
Posted by: Ruth at Apr 11, 2016 8:33:39 AM
CC - yeah, I have a battery tender but dreaded trying to find it in the mess of a basement. All my storage units are squished together as I try to do some work down there. Turned out well though - I started the bike yesterday without incident.
Posted by: bogie at Apr 17, 2016 7:33:32 AM