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 - WCM
NOAA - NWS Burlington, VT 05403
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