Snow fell from the sky for most of the day here in Island Pond. By early afternoon about 2 inches had accumulated in shady areas and grassy surfaces. Around 5PM we stated to see a sharp clearing line move overhead. With full sun and the temperature up to 38° most of the snow has melted 🙂
After several very warm days here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont the temperatures are going go the other way for the foreseeable future. We may even see lows in the single digits on several nights this week. I guess we need to pay the price at some point for the mild weather that was around the northeast for most of the winter.
Even with all of the mild weather the ice has been hanging tough on most of the lakes and ponds here in the NEK. This quad-coper (drone) video shot yesterday shows Island Pond still has ice covering most of the lake.
Today was a chilly day in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The high for the day, 26 degrees, occurred at 12AM and dropped off from there . The weather station displayed temps around 11-12 degrees this afternoon. The current temperature as I write this blog post is 5 degrees at 6PM here in Island Pond, VT. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for a low tomorrow morning of -7F. The forecast for tomorrow, Monday December 8th is calling for mostly sunny skies ahead of a storm system that will be moving in on Tuesday morning.
Below is the text of the Winter Storm Watch issued by the NWS in Burlington, VT.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK EXCEPT THE ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. THERE MAY ALSO BE UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE IN EASTERN VERMONT. * MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATE...UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR...MAINLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TUESDAY BECOMING HEAVY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND WILL MIX WITH SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND RAIN AT TIMES ESPECIALLY IN VERMONT TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. * IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR THE TUESDAY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTES. THERE MAY BE SOME POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE HEAVY WET SNOW AND SOME ICING. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. * VISIBILITIES...REDUCED TO A QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.