Since mid-month, our weather pattern has shifted to a more seasonable, and even below average one with respect to temperatures here in Vermont. After our first mountain snows of the season over the weekend, there was a touch of snow Tuesday night in the upper elevations to put down the second coating of the season.
This season’s most notable snowfall so far affected the area from Wednesday into Thursday. Colleagues of mine at UVM reported seeing frozen precipitation for a time around midday Wednesday, and as the afternoon wore on, snow levels began to drop more consistently. Snow levels were approaching the bottoms of the mountain valleys as evening approached, and by 7:00 P.M. we were starting to get accumulation at our house. By Thursday morning we’d picked up 1.2 inches of snow to mark the first accumulation of the season at our house.
Killington opened for skiing today, and there are still additional chances for snow in the forecast over the next week, so we’ll be on the lookout for whatever wintry weather Mother Nature might bring our way next.