March 7, 2011

Wicked Winter Weather

Son Mark's home in Shoreham, VT.






My driveway at 0800:




Looks like the storm is over. Only very light snow in Colchester at 1500. Here are the snowfall totals from around VT. I'd say we have close to 22-24" here.

VERMONT

...ADDISON COUNTY...
   CORNWALL              22.0  1030 AM  3/07  SPOTTER

...CALEDONIA COUNTY...
   LYNDONVILLE           21.0  1215 PM  3/07  LYNDON STATE
   2 SW SUTTON           19.5  1220 PM  3/07  COOP
   ST. JOHNSBURY         17.8  1200 PM  3/07  FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

...CHITTENDEN COUNTY...
   JERICHO               30.0  1136 AM  3/07  TOWN HIGHWAY
   JERICHO CENTER        23.5  1019 AM  3/07  GENERAL PUBLIC
   1 NE SOUTH BURLINGTO  23.3  1250 PM  3/07  NWS OFFICE

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   SWANTON               18.1  1120 AM  3/07  PUBLIC
   HIGHGATE CENTER       17.5  1117 AM  3/07  PUBLIC

...LAMOILLE COUNTY...
   STOWE                 27.0  1245 PM  3/07  PUBLIC
   MORRISVILLE           24.5  1220 PM  3/07  PUBLIC
   2 S EDEN              22.0   100 PM  3/07  COOP OBSERVER

...ORLEANS COUNTY...
   1 NE NEWPORT          24.5  1135 AM  3/07  COOP OBSERVER

...RUTLAND COUNTY...
   WALLINGFORD           10.0   839 AM  3/07  GENERAL PUBLIC

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   MORETOWN              19.0  1020 AM  3/07  SPOTTER
   BARRE                 15.0   824 AM  3/07  MEDIA
   CABOT                 15.0  1230 PM  3/07  PUBLIC
   EAST CALAIS           10.5   929 AM  3/07  GENERAL PUBLIC


Updated from Weather Service...



924 AM EST MON MAR 7 2011

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE AREAS OF
NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS MOST OF THE NORTH COUNTRY. THESE CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE EXTREMELY POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS AND NO
UNNECESSARY DRIVING IS ADVISED.



This from the national Weather Service...


It's snowing very hard with strong winds at 0800. Visibility is less than 1/8 mile. 12-14" already. Will be shoveling soon! See NOAA forcasted snow amounts below.






URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
314 AM EST MON MAR 7 2011

NYZ028-035-VTZ001>009-016>018-071600-
/O.CON.KBTV.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-110307T1800Z/
EASTERN CLINTON-EASTERN ESSEX-GRAND ISLE-WESTERN FRANKLIN-ORLEANS-
ESSEX-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-
WESTERN ADDISON-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-
EASTERN ADDISON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PLATTSBURGH...PORT HENRY...
TICONDEROGA...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...ST. ALBANS...NEWPORT...
ISLAND POND...BURLINGTON...JOHNSON...STOWE...ST. JOHNSBURY...
MONTPELIER...MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...ENOSBURG FALLS...RICHFORD...
UNDERHILL...BRISTOL...RIPTON
314 AM EST MON MAR 7 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WELL AS
PARTS OF NORTHERN VERMONT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE
  SLOWLY TAPERING OFF THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. GUSTY
  NORTH WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG
  WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

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