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.