January 4th, 2013 – Waterbury Winter Weather Event Updates

 

 

Friday, January 4th, 2013

 

 

Event totals: 0.3” Snow/0.01” L.E.

 

Steady light snow greeted me at observations time this morning.  It tapered off a bit as I headed east into Waterbury, but it was still there.  Our point forecast calls for 2 - 6” summed through tonight, although that seems notably higher than Roger Hill’s thoughts this morning.

 

It seems like there’s some nice moisture pushing into the mountains though, radar and the near term BTV NWS forecast discussion below:

 

 

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING/...

AS OF 627 AM EST FRIDAY...DYNAMIC FORCING BEGINNING TO INCREASE OVER THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AND SEEING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS ALREADY. SO HAVE TWEAKED THE PRECIPITATION CHANCES UP JUST A BIT TO ACCOUNT FOR WHAT IS SHOWING UP ON RADAR/BEING REPORTED. OVERALL IDEA OF FORECAST ON TRACK WITH MINOR ACCUMULATIONS MOST AREAS BY LATE IN THE DAY TODAY. SEEING THE GUSTY WINDS ALREADY DEVELOPING OVER THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY AND STRONGER WINDS WILL KEEP MOVING EAST ACROSS THE AREA. LOOKING AT WIND GUSTS IN THE 30 TO 40 MPH RANGE THIS AFTERNOON. FORECAST SNOW AMOUNTS ON TRACK AND WILL LEAVE ALONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Details from the 6:00 A.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.3 inches

New Liquid: 0.01 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 30.0

Snow Density: 3.3% H2O

Temperature: 10.0 F

Sky: Light Snow (1-5 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 14.0 inches

 

 

powderfreak, on 04 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM, said:https://www.amwx.us/public/style_images/American_Weather/snapback.png

 

1.5" in my driveway from today's snow showers. Just flurries now.

Had about 2" at the ski area as of 3pm.

 

Yeah, I just checked the latest update to our point forecast and it looks like plenty of chance for more through the weekend; 3 – 7” through tomorrow if the individual period forecasts were summed, but in any event it should keep things fresh.

 

 

 

Event totals: 0.5” Snow/0.02” L.E.

 

Light snow with some graupel in there tonight.  I was out with the boys shoveling away the latest driveway berm from the town plow – very pleasant with temperatures around the freezing mark.

 

Details from the 6:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.2 inches

New Liquid: 0.01 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 20.0

Snow Density: 5.0% H2O

Temperature: 32.5 F

Sky: Light Snow/Graupel (1-3 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 12.5 inches

 

 

powderfreak, on 04 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM, said:https://www.amwx.us/public/style_images/American_Weather/snapback.png

 

Bolton to Mansfield stretch of the Greens along the Chittenden County border is getting lit up.

J.Spin's area where I-89 hits the county border is also in the band, as usual.

 

Just light snow so far in terms of ground observations, but nice nonetheless.

 

 

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

 

 

Event totals: 0.7” Snow/0.03” L.E.

 

Under an inch of new snow down here at the house, but up to the north it looks like Jay Peak did get into some good snowfall as was expected.  Snowfall seemed to be focused in the northern half of the state, but there was certainly a lot of variability up and down the spine.  The north to south listing of some 24-hour snowfall totals from the Vermont ski areas is below:

 

Jay Peak: 12”

Burke: 7”

Smuggler’s Notch: 3”

Stowe: 5”

Bolton Valley: 1”

Mad River Glen: 3”

Sugarbush: 6”

Middlebury: 2”

Pico: 5”

Killington: 5”

Okemo: T”

Bromley: T”

Magic Mountain: 1”

Stratton: 1”

Mount Snow: 1”

 

Details from the 6:00 A.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.2 inches

New Liquid: 0.01 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 20.0

Snow Density: 5.0% H2O

Temperature: 28.0 F

Sky: Mostly Cloudy

Snow at the stake: 12.0 inches

 

 

powderfreak, on 05 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM, said:https://www.amwx.us/public/style_images/American_Weather/snapback.png

 

I'm at roughly 44" at my house... I think I'm running like 3-4" higher than the Village CoCoRAHS, but he hasn't reported in the past couple days. J.Spin's got me by 14" though but that's about par for the course. He gets better snows in the west slope events, while also getting snow in the east side events, lol. Maybe a couple inches also builds up from dedicated 6-12 hour measurements? But he's definitely had more snow this season. Our snowpack seems pretty similar though, as I was at 12.5" this morning after about 1.8" yesterday/last night. Now back to 12.0" this evening as that settled out.

 

Yeah, 12.0” here as well as of today’s observations.

 

 

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