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ctsnowstorm628

NNE Spring 2012

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Hey PF, do you know a kid on the terrain park staff at Stowe named Zack? I know Stowe is massive, but I wasn't sure if you did lol He went to my HS and is 2 years younger than me and said he worked at Stowe!

48F great, great, great day.

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Well, today has over-performed in the temperature department... 49.4F and rising still!

An update in the snow department: Bare spots emerging under larger trees and near the sides of buildings...in the shade we still have 9" at the stake...most sunny spots have 5-6".

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Wow, did we overperform on the warmth today...Many got up to their forecasted highs tomorrow! 54F currently here...here are some other local temps in Northern VT:

St. J: 54F
MVL: 56F
Montpelier: 56F
Newbury: 57F
Hartford: 57F
BTV: 56F
Rutland: 61F

Models hinting at 5-7F warmer tomorrow.

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[quote name='ctsnowstorm628' timestamp='1331155027' post='1433084']
After further review, temps may stay closer to today's values tomorrow in northern sections due to incoming cloud cover and precip tomorrow night.
[/quote]Yeah...that may be the case up in BTV land, but I think tomorrow ends up warmer down here. I think CON/MHT may tickle 65F.

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[quote name='dendrite' timestamp='1331156438' post='1433121']
Yeah...that may be the case up in BTV land, but I think tomorrow ends up warmer down here. I think CON/MHT may tickle 65F.
[/quote]

snow squalls Friday?

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[quote name='dendrite' timestamp='1331153944' post='1433041']
Max 56.3F. It feels nice...I must admit.
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Wow that was my exact max too! 56.3F Whats the chance of that happening!

Some misc musings..... On a more important note spring has arrived as I was able to completely close down the wood stove and clean it out. I have had a continuous firegoing for over 4 months till today. That March sun just heated the house even though it was in the 50's. Our town posted our roads today and I expect mud season to start in earnest tomorrrow as the dirt roads are starting to thaw out. Probably will not be too bad with a lack of precip this winter. Today the first small patch of lawn appeared on my steep southwest slope. My snow is quite durable after last weeks rain and subsequent deep freeze on top of the new snowfall. When I get to this time of year my mind set changes from looking forward to snow to getting rid of it. Always seems like the rest of the country experiences spring as we wait and wait for it up here in the North Country. Maybe this year will be different. Also have had 61" of snow this year. Not bad, my average is around 90" however a buch of that was the October storm that melted off. We never had deep snowcover at anypoint, probably the deepest was this past weekend with the 10-11" then the 2 1/2" the next morning before we went to a driving brief rain!

Enjoy the warm weather guys!

Gene

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[color=#000000][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Got up to 54F here today. Bare spots starting to emerge under trees now. In the sun, we still have 2-4" and in the shade , there is 7-9".[/size][/font][/color]

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Can't believe there's such a huge difference between those two towns as close as they are. Goes to show what clear skies and calm winds can do.

37.9 here at last check. Down to 3-4" in areas that get sun most of the day and about 4-4.5" in sheltered areas. Be surprised to make it through tomorrow with solid snowcover still. Actually have 2-3" on my NE facing roof still but the other side melted off by 3PM today

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[quote name='OceanStWx' timestamp='1331181650' post='1433704']
Easy keeping temperatures on track tonight...

Calm and 29 at Whitefield and gusting to 16 knots and 55 at Berlin. :axe:
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What's causing that? It's 53 at btv and 32 at vsf as well! Is it decoupling due to the calm winds?

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[quote name='ctsnowstorm628' timestamp='1331184278' post='1433733']
What's causing that? It's 53 at btv and 32 at vsf as well! Is it decoupling due to the calm winds?
[/quote]

Pretty much. A very shallow stable layer is getting easily mixed out whenever a gust does come up. IZG has bounced from 39 to 49 when the wind kicked up last hour.

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I briefly decoupled to 35F...45F now.

Looking at the RWIS obs...the Franconia Notch stations are in the mid 50s while Woodstock just to the south is 27F.

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Well, we [i]only[/i] hit 48F for a high here yesterday. Dropped back into the upper 20s last night--28F currently. P&C forecast was for a low of 40. I definitely raised an eyebrow when I saw that. It's rare that we don't decouple and radiate here.

Still have 14" at the stake too.

Took a ski tour yesterday morning before work up to the top of 1800' Gile Mountain in Norwich, VT. About the same snow depth at the top as we have here at the house--maybe a touch more. It was good skiing and the world was an odd hazy blue:

Franconia & Moosilauke to the northeast:

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6816316688_669138a950_z.jpg[/img]

And Killington to the west:

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6962434603_617004a050_z.jpg[/img]

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Holy crap--just looked at the morning temp round-up; 55 in Montpelier at 6am, 52 in Burlington, almost 60 in central NY.... :axe:

Up to 30 here now, lol.

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[quote name='Allenson' timestamp='1331208078' post='1433904']
Holy crap--just looked at the morning temp round-up; 55 in Montpelier at 6am, 52 in Burlington, almost 60 in central NY.... :axe:

Up to 30 here now, lol.
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Yeah the temerature really spiked at my place. 38° at 6:00 when I got up and 45° less than an hour later. On a more wintry note, I went snowmobiling last night in Groton. Bout 3 feet on the ground in the higher elevations and it was starting to firm back up again when I was leaving at 9:00.

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52.5 at quarter to nine. Had dropped to about 38 for a low last night but it must have been rising ever since. Still some snowcover on the roofs but it definitely took a 1-2" hit overnight. Its futile to think the snow will stick around much longer but just curious how far it will go

Already up another 1.1 to 53.6 in the ten minutes since this post.

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High of 45 yesterday, from a low of 3. Champ for diurnal range was PQI with 43/-6. It was near 30 last evening with thin overcast, up to 38 by 6 this morning. Still 16" at the stake, but I expect that to lose 2-3" (it's solid 4:1 stuff) by this evening.

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[quote name='Allenson' timestamp='1331208078' post='1433904']
Holy crap--just looked at the morning temp round-up; 55 in Montpelier at 6am, 52 in Burlington, almost 60 in central NY.... :axe:

Up to 30 here now, lol.
[/quote]

We just hemorraged snow in town last night... wow. Still solid snow cover but no where near your 14"... I'd say anywhere from 3-10" depending on where it is. Tons of bare spots on south facing roadside pitches and under big evergreens.

Last night at 10pm it was 36F and falling and I figured we'd be frozen solid this morning... nope, judging by the MVL obs the temps we shot from the upper 30s into the low 50s at midnight, hitting 54F at 3am. Wow. 55F out there this morning with dews above freezing. Did not see a night in the 50s coming.

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Hate to interupt the warmth discussion (not really) but any chance of uplsope snow friday night in the northern greens. BTV mentions "instability" and northwest winds and I start drooling.

.SHORT TERM /7 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 422 AM EST THURSDAY...COLD [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=FRONT"]FRONT[/url] DOES NOT MOVE THROUGH
VERMONT UNTIL LATE TONIGHT AND 850 TO 700 [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=MB"]MB[/url] [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=FRONTOGENESIS"]FRONTOGENESIS[/url]
STRENGTHENS OVER NORTHERN NEW YORK TONIGHT FOR SECOND [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=BURST"]BURST[/url] OF
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA. AT THIS TIME...TEMPERATURES WILL BE
FALLING SHARPLY ABOVE THE SURFACE AND THE RAIN SHOULD CHANGE OVER
TO SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. LOOKING AT ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 4
INCHES OF SNOW BY FRIDAY MORNING. LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL BE THE
SLOWEST TO COOL DOWN AND THUS LOOKING AT AN INCH OR LESS. WINDS
WILL STILL BE GUSTY...BUT WILL HAVE DROPPED BELOW ADVISORY
CRITERIA. WHAT IS INTERESTING FOR FRIDAY IS THAT THE LOW LEVEL
WINDS ARE WEAKER THAN TODAY...BUT DEEPER MIXING OCCURS...GENERALLY
UP TO 700 [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=MB"]MB[/url]...AND THIS SHOULD RESULT IN MORE GUSTY WINDS BY
FRIDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS MOST OF THE NORTH COUNTRY. LOOKING AT WIND
GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE. [b]THE STEEPER LAPSE RATES SUGGEST
[url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=INSTABILITY"]INSTABILITY[/url] WILL DEVELOP ON FRIDAY AND COMBINED WITH UPPER [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=TROUGH"]TROUGH[/url]
AXIS MOVING IN...EXPECT [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=SCATTERED"]SCATTERED[/url] RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE
AREA WITH A RETURN TO MORE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. EVENTUALLY WINDS
AND PRECIPITATION WILL DECREASE FRIDAY NIGHT AS [url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=FLOW"]FLOW[/url] ALOFT BECOMES
MORE NORTHWEST WITH TIME AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.[/b]
THUS LOOKING AT DRY WEATHER FOR SATURDAY WITH A BIT MORE
SUNSHINE...BUT HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES BELOW
[url="http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=NORMAL"]NORMAL[/url].

couple if inches would be really welcome on top of the inevitable hardpack. My daughter (11) qualified to compete in the castlerock challenge freestyle competition on saturday morning, so I'd love for her to have something other than ice and rocks to ski on.

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