Sunday, December 30, 2012
Upload your photos below to help us preserve the memories of this year's first snowfall!
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
The sleds are out and snowmen dot yards around town as snow coats Portsmouth this afternoon. Share your photos and stories of what you're doing during the towns' first snowfall of the season. How much snow did you get in your backyard? Add your photos by clicking the "Upload" button! Make sure you include a caption.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The size of this winter storm was anyone's guess.
We asked you to predict the snowfall totals from this last storm and you took your best guess. Thank you to everyone who participated! Predictions varied wildly from a dusting to two feet, but there could only be one winner. At 9 a.m. this morning, we took a measurement at an undisclosed, but predetermined, location in the town of Portsmouth. The area was cleared of all previous snow. The total snowfall measured was 5 inches! Congratulations go to John McDaid for guessing the correct amount. McDaid will receive a $20 gift card from Dunkin' Donuts. In all contests, winners should e-mail Editor Sandy McGee at Sandy@Patch.com to claim their prize.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Time to take out those tape measures, rulers or marked strings and let us know—how much snow fell in your yard?
How much snow fell in your backyard? Over on West Main Road, this Portsmouth Patch editor only measured about an inch on a flat surface, but there must have been more, right? The National Weather Service estimates this storm will result in three to five inches of new snowfall. How much did you measure? Take out your rulers, measurement sticks or just marked cardboard, and let us know! Post your snow totals in the comment section below or e-mail your totals to Sandy@Patch.com. You can also post pictures of those measurements in the photo gallery at right. Please include your street name so we can find out—which neighborhood saw the most snowfall in Portsmouth?
Monday, December 27, 2010
Despite gusty winds, some residents braved the outdoors Monday morning to clear cars and shovel driveways.
Freezing temperatures and gusty winds couldn't keep homeowners from clearing driveways and shoveling snow off cars Monday morning. A few residents of West Main Road braved freezing temperatures and wind gusts (some projected to reach 45 mph) to remove the white stuff that piled up overnight. "I didn't think it was going to be this bad," said Erik Pacheco as he cleared snow off a lime green Volkswagen Beetle Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which will continue through Tuesday. Some residents have reported measuring up to 12 inches of snow in their backyards. Featured below are photos of residents cleaning up after the 2010 winter storm on West Main Road, Portsmouth, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010: Did …