December 25th, 2012 – Waterbury Winter Weather Event Updates



Sunday, December 23rd, 2012



We’re about halfway to average December snowfall now, so with more potential storms in the pipe, this month has a chance to end up with a respectable total.  The point forecast suggests four rounds of snow in the near future, a little tonight with the weak upper level disturbance, another one of those Christmas Eve into Christmas day, and then potentially larger storms Wednesday/Thursday and Saturday/Sunday.


Speaking of respectable, I just saw that the Mt. Mansfield Stake came in at 42” today, and indeed this past event has pushed the snowpack up to and now beyond average.  The snowpack plot shows one heck of a catching up spike on it:




Tuesday, December 25th, 2012



powderfreak, on 25 Dec 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:


Man I-89 from Waterbury to Montpelier must be getting hit hard.


Yeah, not sure what time it started, but it looks like it’s a bit over two inches down.



J.Spin, on 25 Dec 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:


Yeah, not sure what time it started, but it looks like it’s a bit over two inches down.


2.5” was the total for today’s snow, I’ll have to run the liquid analysis tomorrow though.



Wednesday, December 26th, 2012



powderfreak, on 26 Dec 2012 - 1:57 PM, said:


Man all 12z guidance is just a big, big hit for 95% of NNE. Immediate coastline in ME may be the only question mark.

UKMET, Canadian, GFS, NAM, other meso-models... wow. Congrats all.

This looks about as good as it gets too for development at this stage. Just a classic east coast winter storm.


Heavy snow is called for in the next two periods on our point forecast, but essentially the whole rest of the month/holiday period is looking good:



Yesterday’s snow already puts our season snowfall well ahead of where it was at this point in 2006 (12.5”), 2011 (22.5”), and 2009 (26.2”), so it’s going to be fun to see where it is after this storm and the rest of the week.




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