Beaded snowmelt

It feels like we’ve experienced every conceivable kind of precipitation in New Hampshire and Massachusetts this week, and plenty of it. On Tuesday, the snow flurries in New Hampshire pelted like scatter-shot; on Wednesday, I used a snow-shovel to scoop a dense, sticky snow better measured by weight than by height. On Thursday, it drizzled all day in New Hampshire, and I drove to Massachusetts on Thursday night through a torrential downpour. It feels like we’ve experienced several distinct seasons in New England this week, all of them wet.