A study by UNH about how winters are not as severe as they used to be, not much about global warming, but not conclusive as to why it is happening, they will study that next. Guess that 66 degree weather we had last week is a harbinger of the future.. http://www.wmur.com/news/15047323/detail.html Even though New Hampshire just experienced its snowiest December on record and more snow was falling Monday, a new study shows that New England winters aren't packing the punch they used to. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire said that examining climate data shows that the winter weather in New England has become warmer and could become more erratic. "We see a lot of the colder weather migrating north," researcher Elizabeth Burakowski said. "The heavier snow totals are moving north. We're seeing less and less snowfall in the southern part of the region." Burakowski said less snow is falling in the region, and snow is staying on the ground fewer days of the year. She studied New England's climate from the past 40 years, working closely with professor Cameron Wake.