Western Vermont Gets Wind-Whaled…Snow All Day Today

Wind Gusts

Woodstock Early Bird did not enjoy driving north to Randolph during an afternoon of downpouring rain. However, that was apparently nothing and no big deal compared to what our neighbors over the other side of the Green Mountains were NOT “enjoying.” Green Mountain Power reported widespread outages in the Middlebury area as well as downed limbs and power poles and lines. This graphic provided by the National Weather Service in Burlington gives a picture of how the wind gusts played out. BTW, the NWS has a forecast of snow for most of Saturday which we figure most Woodstock Early Birds will take. And NWS is predicting 6 to 8 inches total for the higher elevations of the Green Mountains! Ski? Ride? Excellent news if you do! (Truth in advertising: Early Bird was a New England Ski Areas Council ski reporter way back when so you know we are likely to praise snowy offerings from the Gods.)  Oh, and P.S.,  Sorry, that Mayan thing didn’t work out…)

351 AM EST SAT DEC 22 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK…CENTRAL
VERMONT…NORTHEAST VERMONT…NORTHWEST VERMONT AND SOUTHERN
VERMONT.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE NORTH COUNTRY
TODAY…BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AN OCCASIONAL
BURST OF MODERATE SNOW IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL
BECOME GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING…LEADING TO
BLOWING SNOW AS GUSTS WILL REACH UP TO 40 MPH. SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES BY SUNDAY
MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE UP THE ATLANTIC COAST
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY…BRINGING A CHANCE FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS.

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