A Christmas Eve Winter Storm on Nantucket
Nantucketers saw glimpses of a White Christmas this year, when a mild storm hit the island, covering it in snow. For the most part, blizzards and heavy snows are rare on Nantucket but have occurred, on average, about once every five years or so. The average annual snowfall for Nantucket is only 23”, among the lowest for the state of Massachusetts. Snow seasons have ranged from a low of 3.8” in 1952-1953 to a high of 82.0” in 1903-1904.
In the winter months, temperatures hover between 30 and 50 degrees, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy quality time outside. The off-season is the perfect time to explore - trails are quiet and beaches are open and dog-friendly! Bring your camera, and take in the picture-perfect scenery that Nantucket enjoys during the winter.
GPP Photographer Shane Riley went and explored the snowy island, and captured the below photos of some of our favorite places!