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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for 3/3/15

The NWS in Burlington, VT has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 6PM tonight through 7AM tomorrow morning. Unlike most of the storms this winter, it looks like this one will include some heavy wet snow and some mixed precipitation. Below is the statement issued by the NWS.

ORLEANS-ESSEX-LAMOILLE-CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-EASTERN FRANKLIN-
EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-EASTERN RUTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWPORT…ISLAND POND…JOHNSON…
STOWE…ST. JOHNSBURY…MONTPELIER…ENOSBURG FALLS…RICHFORD…
UNDERHILL…BRISTOL…RIPTON…EAST WALLINGFORD…KILLINGTON
312 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MODERATE SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM
THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN VERMONT…AND ALONG
THE SPINE OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES…MODERATE SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.

* MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATE…UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR…MAINLY THIS
EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE EARLY
EVENING HOURS…AND BECOME MODERATE AT TIMES THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT…WITH PERIODS OF FREEZING
DRIZZLE POSSIBLE DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS.

* IMPACTS…SLOW AND SLIPPERY TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT DUE TO
SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND LOW VISIBILITY.

* WINDS…SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…STEADY IN THE LOW TO MID 20S.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES…MAINLY BETWEEN
6 PM THIS EVENING AND 1 AM TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS
AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO…YOUR LOCAL MEDIA…OR
GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS
WEATHER SITUATION.

Getting ready for winter

Just a quick post to share a photograph from yesterday.  A red squirrel climbed up one of our sunflowers and broke of the flower.  After eating a little bit, it carried the rest off. I’m sure that won’t be the last one it takes. I guess he will eat well this winter.

red squirrel

Red squirrel stealing sunflower to get stocked up for winter

The winter that won’t quit

Even though Spring started a few days ago Winter doesn’t seem to want to give up here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, or much of the northeast US for that mater. On Thursday morning, the first day of Spring, we picked up 4 ” of new snow in Island Pond. Yesterday we had a light snow most of the day that didn’t amount to any accumulation. The sun angle is so strong this time of year that even though it’s hidden behind the clouds it’s hard for the snow to accumulate during the daylight hours unless it’s really coming down. We are expecting 2-4 inches of snow today /tonight as another cold front swings through the area. After the front comes through we will have to deal with more cold weather through most of the upcoming week.

As you can see from a current image from our webcam, there is still over 2 feet of snowpack on the ground here in Island Pond.

Current snow depth as of 3/22/14

Current snow depth as of 3/22/14