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Here's the NWS snowfall totals as of this afternoon.  Can anyone verify 
the Starksboro 10" report?  Mansfield's had 7" new a few hours ago.  Base 
area sounds like its 4-5".  I drove up to Bolton Valley this afternoon to 
do some recon and there was about the same amount on the UVM campus as 
there was at the bottom of the road where it crosses under I89.  Even at 
Timberline the new snow was only 2-3" but between Timberline and the main 
lodge, snowfall seemed to double to 5-6".  

Snow should be transitioning to a lighter, fluffier stuff (in relative 
terms).  Snow earlier today was of the 2-4" of snow per 1" of liquid 
variety...basically slush.  Mountains seemed to have a 6-8 to 1 ratio but 
now should be heading towards 12-15:1 as temps fall into the low to mid 
20's above 2,000ft.

The timing of this system could not have been any worse.  A lot of people 
I talked to today were surprised that the sun angle had anything to do 
with it...there's no sun, its cloudy!  Had the same event occured 12hrs 
earlier or later, snowfall probably would've been 1.5-2.0 times more than 
what it was, especially in the valleys.  The April sun is strong no matter 
how many clouds we have, being on the summer side of the solar cycle.

It was fun to track one last snowfall...still should be bouts of snow for 
the next 36hrs, especially in upslope favored regions.

-Scott  

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
242 PM EDT TUE APR 4 2006

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24 
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE 
OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS 
SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT

NEW YORK

...CLINTON COUNTY...
   PERU                   0.1   239 PM   4/4   MELTED AS IT FELL

...ESSEX COUNTY...
   ELIZABETHTOWN          0.3   240 PM   4/4   MELTED AS IT FELL

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   MALONE                 3.0   239 PM   4/4  
   TUPPER LAKE            2.5   239 PM   4/4  

VERMONT

...ADDISON COUNTY...
   STARKSBORO            10.0   218 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   MIDDLEBURY             6.0   217 PM   4/4   2 MILES EAST
   NEW HAVEN              4.0   219 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   SOUTH LINCOLN          3.5   130 PM   4/4  

...CALEDONIA COUNTY...
   SUTTON                 1.0   133 PM   4/4  
   SAINT JOHNSBURY        0.6   141 PM   4/4  

...CHITTENDEN COUNTY...
   SOUTH BURLINGTON       0.5   144 PM   4/4   AIRPORT

...LAMOILLE COUNTY...
   STOWE                  4.0   219 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   EDEN                   3.0   220 PM   4/4   COOP
   MORRISVILLE            2.0   136 PM   4/4  

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   RANDOLPH CENTER        5.5   114 PM   4/4  
   BROOKFIELD             5.0   220 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   RANDOLPH               4.0   215 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   CORINTH                0.5   141 PM   4/4   COOP
   TOPSHAM                0.5   118 PM   4/4  

...ORLEANS COUNTY...
   JAY                    5.5   216 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   EAST ALBANY            4.0   138 PM   4/4   COOP
   WESTFIELD              2.5   216 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT

...RUTLAND COUNTY...
   MENDON                 5.0   214 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   KILLINGTON             4.0   105 PM   4/4  
   DANBY FOUR CORNERS     1.5   106 PM   4/4  
   RUTLAND                1.5   109 PM   4/4  

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   PLAINFIELD             2.5   104 PM   4/4  
   MONTPELIER             1.5  1258 PM   4/4  

...WINDSOR COUNTY...
   ROCHESTER              5.0   112 PM   4/4  
   LUDLOW                 3.0   214 PM   4/4   HIGHWAY DEPT
   LUDLOW                 2.0   110 PM   4/4  
   TYSON                  1.5   112 PM   4/4  

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