November 26th, 2012 Ė Waterbury Winter Weather Event Updates



Monday, November 26th, 2012



I didnít detect any obvious snowfall at the house this morning around 6:00 A.M., but as I headed east into town I started to catch faint glimpses of snow falling in the brighter lights along the way, and at the Waterbury Park and Ride there was definitely snow falling and what appeared to be a fresh coating on the ground and other surfaces.† There donít seem to be any large winter storms coming through the area this week, but the call is for a number of little systems to traverse the area and keep things wintry and somewhat interesting on the weather front.



When I arrived in Burlington this morning there were a few flakes in the air and a light dusting of accumulated snow on the ground, but the snowfall became a lot more vigorous at some point.† I happened to look out a window at around 9:00 A.M. and it was dumping snow.† The vigorous snowfall around here meant numerous accidents and travel delays on the roads - many folks making their way to UVM from various directions were delayed a couple of hours.† I checked outside, and as of 11:00 A.M. the accumulation was only ~ĺĒ here on the UVM/FAHC campus, but it was certainly a very robust round of snow in terms of travel disruptions.† Iíve added a radar shot from earlier today in winter mode, itís similar to what PF put up but itís got a few different frames as well.† You can really make out some of those streamers of moisture coming into Central Vermont:




Event totals: 0.5Ē Snow/0.03Ē L.E.


With the addition of todayís snowfall from the shortwave, thereís now at least a light coating of snow on the ground all the way from Burlington through the Winooski Valley corridor to Waterbury.† Accumulations have definitely been higher to the north and east though; E and the boys said that they picked up 2 to 3 inches at their school in Morrisville.† I found 0.5 inches of new snow here at the house, and I was surprised how much substance was there when I stacked a couple of cores off the snowboard.† It sounds like the next potential for some snow is tomorrow with the incoming upper level disturbance.


Some details from the 5:00 P.M. Waterbury observations are below:


New Snow: 0.5 inches

New Liquid: 0.03 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 16.7

Snow Density: 6.0% H2O

Temperature: 24.8 F

Sky: Clear

Snow at the stake: 0.5 inches



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