Sunday, January 17th, 2010



First flakes seemed to arrive here in Waterbury around 11:15 P.M., but so far the intensity of snowfall has been very light in the form of flurries.



Monday, January 18th, 2010



Waterbury event totals:  1.4” snow/0.07 L.E.


Monday, January 18th, 2010:  7:00 A.M. update from Waterbury, VT


New Snow:  1.4 inches

Liquid Equivalent:  0.07 inches

Snow/Water Ratio:  20.0

Snow Density:  5.0%

Temperature:  32.7 F

Humidity:  98%

Dew Point:  32.0 F

Barometer:  1013 mb

Wind:  Calm

Sky:  Flurries (1-3 mm flakes)

Storm snow total:  1.4 inches

Storm liquid equivalent total:  0.07 inches

Current snow at the stake:  13 inches

Season snowfall total:  69.2 inches


The first flakes appeared here around 11:15 P.M. last night.  I saw just flurries until about midnight, when the flake size and intensity picked up substantially.  Even though temperatures have been right around freezing in our location, the larger flakes still made for a fairly airy accumulation.  But, there’s still plenty of moisture in the snow, so once you compact it you can tell that it’s somewhat wet.  The 1.4 inches picked up from this event is right in line with where the BTV NWS suggested we would be according to their “Storm Total Snow Forecast” map.


With regard to the Vermont mountains, below are the 24-hour totals I’ve seen for some of the Vermont resorts in association with this event.  The list is north to south, and as expected, the snowfall increases as one heads southward:


Jay Peak: 1”

Burke: 1”

Smuggler’s Notch: 1”

Stowe: 1”

Mad River Glen: 3”

Sugarbush: 3”

Pico: 3”

Killington: 3”

Okemo: 6”

Bromley: 4”

Magic Mountain: 7”

Stratton: 5”

Mount Snow: 4”