We are getting more daylight now that we are closing in on mid February. The sun is also getting a lot stronger. The stronger sun is really noticeable when getting in to a car that has been sitting in the sun on a cold day like today. It’s not as frigid in the car as it was during the same type of day in the beginning of January.
Here’s an image from our webcam at around 5:30pm yesterday. A month ago it would have been dark at that time.
Longer days are starting to be more noticeable
Well, we finally got a snow storm that matched, or exceeded the predicted amounts. Snow totals from around the Northeast Kingdom ranged from 6 to 10 inches of light fluffy snow. The highest total I found was 10.1 inches in Sutton. Here in Island Pond we received 8.5 inches. This should really help bring the snowmobile riders out, and give a much needed boost to the local businesses. It also makes for a beautiful winters day with all the white snow on the trees.
Snow clings to the trees after Tuesdays storm
Snow has been falling here all day. With the exception of a few bursts, it has been fairly light. We currently have around 6″ as snow continues to fall. Here’s a recent image from our webcam. I think that is the most snow that we have seen on the snow stake all season.
Snow continues to fall in Island Pond, VT