Midday storm update

...Intensifying winter storm off the central New Jersey coast at noon will continue heavy snow across our area...

...Blizzard warnings continue across our area except heavy snow warnings across the St Lawrence Valley of NY...

Heavy snow will continue through the afternoon and into the evening. Low pressure off the New Jersey coast at midday...will track northeast into the Gulf of Maine tonight. Total snow accumulations are expected 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...expect blowing and drifting snow as the winds increase this afternoon. 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 quickly.

As blizzard conditions develop with the increasing winds this afternoon and evening...whiteout conditions will develop. Travel is definitely NOT recommended.

a few midday snowfall reports included...
Westport NY...12 inches
Monkton VT....12 inches
So Burlington VT...8 1/2 inches
St Johnsbury and Springfield VT...6 inches
Plattsburgh NY...5 1/2 inches

Again...this is a dangerous winter storm. Avoid all unnecessary travel. Dress in layers if outside to protect against the cold. Heed the advice of Emergency Management.

Please relay weather reports via amateur radio/RACES or telephone to NWS Burlington VT.

Steve Hogan

Steve Hogan - WCM
NOAA - NWS Burlington, VT  05403
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