# New england
The Year Without a Summer in 1816 New England
One event in New England’s climate history stands out with chilling clarity: The Year Without a Summer in 1816. Weather reports say it snowed six inches on the sixth of June.
History of Tornadoes in New England
Every summer, a small handful of tornadoes touch down across New England. New England Storm Center has been keeping track of every New England tornado since 2009. A vast majority of these storms are very weak and short lived. Only three tornadoes since 2008 has been ranked higher than EF1 strength. Every once in a while, however, New England gets hammered by a powerful twister or even a small outbreak. Here's a look through New England's most notable tornadic events:
New England June Weather Outlook: Cooler
The start of meteorological summer has arrived. While the very beginning of the month certainly feels like summer, there is a big time cool down coming. This cool down currently looks like it will be more of the rule than the exception this month. Here's a breakdown of weather trends heading into the month.
Budget-Friendly Bliss: Your Ultimate Guide to Affordable Family Beach Vacations in New England, Georgia, and Florida
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Old Fashioned New England Bread Pudding And Where It Originated In Connecticut?
Can the Nutmeg State claim another dessert? Who can't pass up a piece of old-fashioned New England Bread Pudding? How about a bread pudding with your favorite bread, sprinkled nutmeg, cinnamon and a thick vanilla sauce on top? If you grew up in Connecticut state, or any part of New England, this childhood dessert tastes like a warm, comforting hug. If you grew up eating homemade bread pudding than you know with the variety of flavors and toppings it's hard to say which is your favorite.
New England Weekend Weather (and Beyond)
New England has officially entered its third different blocking pattern of the spring. The difference with this block is that it will bring warm and dry conditions to the region rather than cool and stormy weather, like the previous two blocks did. This block is called a "Rex Block" and is a rather atypical pattern.
Best Memorial Day Parades in Vermont
Vermont is home to some of the best Memorial Day parades in the country. There are five notable parades that take place annually across the state, each one as unique and special as the last.
"Rex Block" Looks to Set Up This Weekend for New England
Blocking patterns have become a staple feature of spring weather in New England. The region started the spring in a Greenland Block. In the middle of spring New England moved into an Omega Block. Now we'll be entering what's called a Rex Block for this holiday weekend (and beyond).
Don't Miss New England’s Largest Memorial Day Weekend Event Happening on Cape Cod!
(HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTS) The largest Memorial Day weekend event in New England, Troops in the Spotlight, is celebrating its 19th year. The event honors and supports Fallen Heroes and their Gold Star Families, as well as showing support for deployed troops, veterans, and wounded warriors. To help them celebrate this day, a local transportation business is helping make the event more affordable and accessible for those it commemorates.
Strong Cold Front to Sweep Through New England Wednesday
The southern two thirds of New England will warm up nicely Wednesday, but things will change abruptly as a potent cold front drops through New England throughout the day. This front will bring showers, thunderstorms and cooler weather once again. Here's a breakdown of impacts from this front:
New England Weather: Cold Front Wednesday; Watching Weekend Storm
It's going to be a generally quiet week, with a couple bumps along the road. Here's a breakdown of the week ahead, including an early look at Memorial Weekend. High pressure builds into New England, leading to mostly sunny skies across the region. A cold front that moved through New England overnight has knocked the temperatures down from where they were on Sunday, however, the Litchfield Hills, Connecticut River Valley, Berkshires and southern Green Mountains will still warm to around average. Areas closer to the coast will be cooler as an easterly wind pushes the sea breeze further inland.
The Largest One Day Rain Events in New England History
One of New England's biggest vulnerabilities when it comes to extreme weather events is flooding. This region has seen many large flooding and rainfall events throughout its history. Here's a look at each state's highest 24 hour rain total. (Remember, these are not one storm totals as many of New England's worst flooding storms unfolded over multiple days).
Beware of Midnight Doorbell Surprises: A Close Encounter with a Curious Black Bear
Amherst, MA - Imagine being jolted awake by the sound of your doorbell ringing in the dead of night. Panic sets in as thoughts of an impending disaster race through your mind. This is exactly what happened to our neighbor John, a resident of Amherst, Massachusetts, whose peaceful slumber was abruptly disrupted at 12:30 am by an unexpected visitor. Little did he know that the seemingly urgent ring of the doorbell would unveil a remarkable encounter with nature.
5 Fun-Filled Day Trips in New England for Families
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Shift in Position: Gov. Sununu No Longer Against Marijuana Legalization in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Governor Sununu Changes Stance on Marijuana Legalization. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu indicated that he is no longer opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. This change in stance marks a notable shift from his previous position on the issue.
The Devil's Den is a Great Hike in Fairfield County
The Devil’s Den Preserve in Connecticut is over 1,700 acres of pristine forested New England land perfect for hiking and spending time in nature. I visited the preserve during my two-year road trip as a nomad traveling in my van, hiking, seeing historic areas, and staying in short-term rentals, and I returned several times.
Best Vermont Antique Stores
Check out the best Vermont antique stores you have to stop at. These shops have the best antiques and collectibles for vintage shoppers. If you're planning a day trip to Vermont, make sure you take some time to stop at these antique shops. They have unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that can't be found anywhere else.
Remains of one of America’s First Colonists Found in Maryland
It’s always been hard to say just who first set foot on the shores of New England when European settlers began to arrive in America. Like many colonial endeavors, the colonization was performed by people on the fringes of society: religious radicals, soldiers of fortune, and so on. That the vast majority of their personal histories don’t survive is no surprise.
Vermont opens door to assisted suicide for all
Dr. Jack Kavorkian, known by supporters and detractors alike as "Dr. Death," was the forerunner of the controversial "physician-assisted suicide" movement of the '90s. His death machine, the "Thanaton," allowed terminally ill patients the opportunity to end their suffering by pushing a button to deliver euthanizing drugs mechanically through an IV.