January 6th, 2013 – Waterbury Winter Weather Event #2 Updates

 

 

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

 

 

Event totals: 0.8” Snow/0.02” L.E.

 

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT

109 PM EST SUN JAN 6 2013

 

.SYNOPSIS...

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING AND BRING LIGHT SNOW. A SECOND AND SLIGHTLY STRONGER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTH COUNTRY LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THUS BRINGING MORE LIGHT SNOWS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 1 TO 4 INCH RANGE.

 

Since the NWS is splitting apart the two events from today per the discussion text above, I’ll be doing the same in my records.  We had another 0.2” this morning to finish off the first event, and 0.8” so far in the second event with continued light snow.  We were skiing at Stowe this afternoon and there was light snow much of the time, but it was really picking up when we left.  The snow intensity dropped a bit down in the town of Stowe, and really fell off in Waterbury Center/Colbyville/Waterbury, and then picked up again back toward the house.  Nice snowfall at the resort though, I’d call it moderate when we left:

 

 

Details from the 7:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.8 inches

New Liquid: 0.02 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 40.0

Snow Density: 2.5% H2O

Temperature: 27.3 F

Sky: Light Snow (2-8 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 13.5 inches

 

 

 

Monday, January 7th, 2013

 

 

Event totals: 1.8” Snow/0.08” L.E.

 

There was an inch of new snow on the snowboard this morning to add to the accumulation from this most recent upper level disturbance.  Current snowfall at the house is at 106.2% of average according to my records, and the next shot at snow looks to be the Wednesday system.

 

Details from the 7:00 A.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 1.0 inches

New Liquid: 0.06 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 16.7

Snow Density: 6.0% H2O

Temperature: 15.4 F

Sky: Flurries (1-4 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 14.0 inches

 

 

Event totals: 2.0” Snow/0.08” L.E.

 

A couple more tenths of an inch of snow fell this morning to finish off this event.  It’s cold out there now with absolutely brilliant stars.

 

Details from the 9:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.2 inches

New Liquid: Trace

Temperature: 6.8 F

Sky: Clear

Snow at the stake: 13.0 inches

 

 

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

 

 

It doesn’t sound like we’re expecting too much snow with the cold front on Wednesday, so with a potential break from snowfall for a few days I decided to check the water content in the snowpack.  There’s roughly a foot out there right now, and it came in with 2.30” of liquid.  Current snowfall for the month is 9.5”, which is right on about average for ~¼ of the way through the month.  Season snowfall is still running a couple inches ahead of average, but with the average increasing by an inch or two a day, it will probably fall behind a bit as we head through this week.

 

 

Friday, January 11th, 2013

 

 

powderfreak, on 11 Jan 2013 - 6:17 PM, said:https://www.amwx.us/public/style_images/American_Weather/snapback.png

 

Some views of the snowy Greens... these mountains have just gotten crushed with snow over the past 3 weeks.

 

 

Love that shot – we’ll be on the mountain Sunday, should be some nice soft snow for turns.  Once things cool back down next week, we’ll probably need to get the upslope/LES or something cranking at some point for things to be softened up for MLK weekend.

 

 

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