Archive for December 26th, 2012

Snow Lovers On The Way…

We’ve had a report of streams of traffic heading up I-91 North this afternoon as folks apparently want to be “in place” for some expected “freshies” at their snow sliding slope of choice with a snow storm expected to start this evening and continue through Friday morning. (NWS predicting storm total – by Friday morning — of up to 14″ locally).

We made a visit to Mac’s which offered a full parking lot and featured shortage of milk and some other items as shelves were cleared by obvious snow-loving visitors (Key detail: walking around in snowsuits and ski boots).

Here’s how the National Weather Service in Burlington summarizes what’s on the way…

And, BTW, we are NOT “on board” with the Weather Channel’s efforts at naming every single storm as if it is a major hurricane. So you will hear about but “Euclid” but we understand this as your basic winter N’oreaster….Here is the NWS report:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
…WHITE RIVER JUNCTION…BRISTOL…RIPTON…EAST WALLINGFORD…
KILLINGTON
344 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON CONTINUES THE WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST
FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS…CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VERMONT.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…10 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING. THE
SNOW WILL FALL HEAVILY LATER TONIGHT AND INTO MUCH OF THURSDAY. SNOW
WILL TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT AND END BY FRIDAY
MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL AND AVIATION IMPACTS ARE LIKELY
DUE TO HEAVY SNOW…GUSTY WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITY.

* WINDS…NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS AROUND 30.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS 1/4 MILE POSSIBLE AT TIMES DUE TO
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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

This photo was taken by a Woodstock Early Bird near Brattleboro showing a back-up at a one-lane area of I-91 North earlier this afternoon:

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