Midday storm update
...Intensifying winter storm off the northern New Jersey coast early
will continue heavy snow across our area...bands of
intense snowfall moving north between Rutland and Burlington VT at 2 PM
and also toward southern Essex county NY. Snowfall will be 1-2 inches
per hour in these bands.
...Blizzard warnings continue across our area except heavy
warnings across the St Lawrence Valley of NY...
...State of Emergency declared in Clinton County NY...
...Please relay snowfall reports to NWS Burlington VT...
Heavy snow will continue this afternoon and into the early
night...before tapering off to light snow. Low pressure off the
northern New Jersey coast this afternoon...will track northeast
into the Gulf of Maine tonight. The Burlington NWS still expects total
snow accumulations to be as follows:
***8 to 16 inches St Lawrence Valley
***12 to 24 Inches Across
Rutland...Windsor...And Orange Counties of VT
***16 TO 26
Inches in New York's Adirondacks...Champlain Valley of VT/NY...and the
remainder of central/northern VT
Along with the heavy snow...we expect blowing and drifting snow
the winds increase this afternoon. Winds were already
gusting to 30 mph or so at the Diamond Island bouy on Lake Champlain.
Another hazard is the
cold temperatures across the area. Be careful if your
outside...as these conditions
will have a significant impact on all types of travel. With the cold
and heavy snow...conditions can become life threatening very
As blizzard conditions develop with the increasing winds
this afternoon and evening...whiteout conditions will be common. Travel
is definitely NOT recommended.
a few midday snowfall reports included...
Crown Point NY...15 inches
Hancock VT....17 inches
Sutton VT.....8 1/2 inches
Jericho VT... 12.3 inches
Montpelier VT...11 inches
Randolph VT....15 inches
Rutland VT....9 inches
This continues to evolve in a very dangerous storm. We note that a
State of Emergency has been declared in Clinton County NY (by the
county Emergency Manager) due to the storm. All unnecessary travel
should be avoided.
Dress in layers if outside to protect against the cold. Heed the advice
of local Emergency Management.
Please relay weather reports/snowfall reports via amateur radio/RACES
or telephone to
NWS Burlington VT.
Everyone should stay abreast of the latest weather information via NOAA
Weather Radio or local TV Radio media. Also check the NWS homepage
at weather.gov. Please refer to winter weather messages in the
ALBWSWBTV and ALBWSWALY winter weather messages.
Steve Hogan - WCM
NOAA - NWS Burlington, VT 05403
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