Here in Northern New England there were killing frosts in eleven months, August the lone exception, so no crops, not even hay, were grown. Snow came as late as June and in Quebec there was 30 inches of snow in June. It was not a fun time.
Now in 2014 we haven't seen much evidence of warmer weather, yet. Today is promised to reach 40 degrees, it did reach 34 yesterday with a cold NW wind. I haven't heard of any volcanos going off so maybe we're safe.
|Examples of the amount of ash from Tambora|
|Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor|
Photo: Linda Grant