Tuesday Evening Storm Update....

...The North Country will be impacted by a significant winter storm...

...Heavy Snow Warning remains in effect from 1AM Wednesday until 7 AM Thursday...

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Burlington VT continues the Heavy Snow Warning for Vermont and northern New York. Snow will overspread our area late tonight...and become heavy Wednesday into Wednesday night. Total snow accumulations from the storm by Thursday morning will be as follows...

***8 to 16 inches in the St Lawrence Valley of New York
***12 to 24 inches across Rutland...Windsor and Orange counties of Vermont
*** 16 to 26 inches elsewhere across the Adirondacks and Champlain valley of Vermont and New York and across the remainder of central and northern Vermont
...with some locally higher amounts in the mountains.

Along with the heavy snow...north or northwest winds will be increasing Wednesday afternoon and night resulting in blowing and drifting snow. This will result in near blizzard or whiteout conditions at times. If outside...it's easy to become disoriented. Combined with the cold weather...this will be a life threatening storm situation if extreme caution is not used. Advanced planning is critical when preparing for storms of this nature. Planning involves snow removal...helping our neighbors...the safe use of power generators...and the avoidance of unnecessary travel. During Wednesday...travel will become increasingly difficult and dangerous with these conditions continuing into Thursday morning. There may be disruptions in power.

An area of developing low pressure over the Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys late Tuesday will track northeast and reorganize along the North Carolina and Virginia coastlines early Wednesday. This storm will intensify and move to near Cape Cod late Wednesday and Wednesday night. The combination of heavy snow...increasing winds and cold temperatures will severely impact the region Wednesday and Wednesday night.

If you need to stock up on nonperishable foods and liquids as well as batteries and flashlights...this evening is the time to complete last minute preparations. All interests in the north country should monitor NOAA Weather Radio....local Radio and TV and heed the advice of Emergency Management. You may also monitor the NWS homepage at....weather.gov.

Steve Hogan
Steve Hogan - WCM
NOAA - NWS Burlington, VT  05403
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