Monday, March 2nd, 2009

 

Summary:  2.6” snow total in Waterbury (495’) as of 4:00 P.M. EST

 

Monday, March 2nd, 2009:  4:00 P.M. update from Waterbury, VT

 

New Snow:  2.6 inches

Liquid Equivalent:  0.07 inches

Snow/Water Ratio:  37.1

Snow Density:  2.7%

Temperature:  14.0 F

Humidity:  68%

Dew Point:  2.5 F

Barometer:  29.62 in. Hg

Wind:  0-5 MPH

Sky:  Snow

Storm snow total:  2.6 inches

Storm liquid equivalent total:  0.07 inches

Current snow at the stake:  24 inches

Season snowfall total:  168.6 inches

 

I first saw some flakes in Waterbury this morning at around 6:45 A.M. and the snow intensified a bit as I headed west through Bolton Flats, but when I arrived in Burlington there was no precipitation.  Some snow did start up a bit later in Burlington, and picked up in intensity around midday.  All the snow I’ve seen falling this afternoon has been in the form of big, fluffy flakes, some up to an inch in diameter.  It appeared that at least a couple inches of snow had accumulated in Burlington when I left there around 3:30 P.M., and it was coming down pretty hard.  I expected the snowfall to intensify and the accumulations to grow as I headed toward Waterbury, but if anything there might even be a bit less accumulation here than what I saw in Burlington.  There’s still decent snowfall out there right now so we’ll see what this evening brings.

 

J.Spin

 

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Summary:  3.8” snow total in Waterbury (495’) as of 10:00 P.M. EST

 

Monday, March 2nd, 2009:  10:00 P.M. update from Waterbury, VT

 

New Snow:  1.2 inches

Liquid Equivalent:  0.05 inches

Snow/Water Ratio:  24.0

Snow Density:  4.2%

Temperature:  13.1 F

Humidity:  70%

Dew Point:  2.3 F

Barometer:  29.50 in. Hg

Wind:  Calm

Sky:  Snow

Storm snow total:  3.8 inches

Storm liquid equivalent total:  0.12 inches

Current snow at the stake:  25 inches

Season snowfall total:  169.8 inches

 

The snow had certainly tapered off earlier this evening, so I was surprised when I headed outside at 10:00 P.M. to find steady snow falling.  I could see the moon and some stars appearing after a while, and the snow had lightened up some, so we may be looking at more intermittent showers tonight.

 

J.Spin

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

 

Waterbury storm summary:  4.3” snow/0.14” liquid equivalent

 

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009:  6:00 A.M. update from Waterbury, VT

 

New Snow:  0.5 inches

Liquid Equivalent:  0.02 inches

Snow/Water Ratio:  25.0

Snow Density:  4.0%

Temperature:  7.0 F

Humidity:  78%

Dew Point:  -0.9 F

Barometer:  29.74 in. Hg

Wind:  Calm

Sky:  Cloudy

Storm snow total:  4.3 inches

Storm liquid equivalent total:  0.14 inches

Current snow at the stake:  25 inches

Season snowfall total:  170.3 inches

 

I had busy morning and couldn’t get this out until now, but we had a little more snow in Waterbury since the 10:00 P.M. snowboard clearing to bring the event totals to 4.3 inches of snow and 0.14 inches of liquid.  This certainly wasn’t a major storm cycle in this area, but I’ve included some of the Vermont ski area snow totals below, listed north to south along the spine:

 

Jay Peak:  8”

Smugg’s:  8”

Stowe: 7”

Bolton:  6”

Mad River: 4”

Sugarbush: 6”

Pico:  5”

Killington: 5”

Okemo: 4”

Bromley: 2”

Magic: 4”

Stratton:  4”

Mount Snow: 5”

 

J.Spin