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  1. dmcginvt

    Nov 15/16 First Weenie Obs

    1.5 inches so far in montpelier
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    NNE Fall Thread

    I think that met is clearly expecting a photo from you in 2 days .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 444 PM EDT Monday."Wouldn`t be surprised to see an image from Mt Mansfield with 3-6 inches total from Tuesday night through Wednesday."
  3. Went for a snowshoe and found snow
  4. i was driving down the road one day (someone hit a possum), nope, deep snow
  5. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    At first it seems like the data doesnt match but its because yours show it so much better and Im just an idiot.
  6. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    I dont see all those reports on your report though even after selecting 72 hour. What am I doing wrong? The answer is i'm just a tool! And fool.
  7. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Thanks but it doesnt have as much info as https://www.weather.gov/btv/spotterReports wish it did beause it's a much better presentation
  8. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Green River Reservoir approx 1300'. This boardwalk had zero snow on it 2.5 weeks ago sterling Valley gorge rd
  9. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    It was above freezing most of the day in the village of Waterbury. It snowed all day and never accumulated.
  10. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    I recall whan PF moved to somewhere near MRG. And his goal was to get the snow. He found it, by getting hired by Stowe. Yay!!. Move to the snow Eyewall!! Mt Baker is calling you name!!
  11. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    i am a passionate weenie who goes by his gut, but typically only posts after a few beers so it's nonsense. I know more about the weather than most around me, but on this forum I know nothing. I lurked on ne.weather in the 90's and 2000's, then easternwx and now americanwx. Even when PF was still in the Albany area (i think) (he had an amazing understanding of the local clime in Vermont) I knew he knew more than most mets at the time as afar as local climate went.. But everytime this situation happens no one seems to pick up on it, not even PF! It's a west trend everytime and btv goes 3-6, 4-8. 5-10, 6-12, 8-16. It happens everytime a model shows a low is coming up the e coast an going over the canal and everyone (the models) agrees except the euro. It's a rare synoptic snowfall that happens in VT as opposed to the nickel and dime. Hey Eyewall, it usually overperforms with a low froude number < .5 that indicates blocked and hit the cpv on the backside. You get shadowed initially in the easterly flow but then that blocked flow equals bonus snow. You might get more Thurs into Sat than you get weds. Either way I love you all. Also as a met you are even more weenie than me eyewall, knock it off and move to the Garfield area of Morrisville\Hyde Park if you want snow.
  12. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    yup crazy squall leaving Stowe tonight around 6:45 (lower village)
  13. dmcginvt

    NNE Spring Thread

    will confirm 4 inches in the village of waterbury,
  14. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Damn, wish I knew you were coming, I would have had you bring some snapper soup and cape may salts from the lobster house
  15. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Just drove from Stowe to Waterbury, confirmed cranking and simply lovely out there. Roads in good shape though, the boys in big orange trucks are doing a fine job. Also from the AFD, this line is great! GEM/GFS and ECMWF show favorable upslope flow of 25 to 35 knots and plenty of deep moisture across our region on Thursday...so free refills along the western slopes and northern dacks looks likely.
  16. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Not a regular poster obviously, but I've been a lurker since the 90's on ne.weather, then the easternuswx board, and now Americanwx. Story time on variability So much variability out there. Got free tickets to go see Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt in Rutland. Drive down was fine until I got to where 107 becomes 100 in Pittsfield. The snow started to pick up; falling, depth, and on the road it was rather dramatic sort of like Harlow Hill in Stowe. A couple of inches un-plowed, even after seeing several plows along the way, indicated there had been a nice squall recently. No big deal though and clear roads and no snow once I passed Mendon. Good show, funny banter, had never been to the Paramount, nice place. Coming home no snow around Killington anymore but started to pick up as i got near Bethel. Hopped on the interstate and WHAMMO. As expected that stretch from Exit 3 to exit 7 did not disappoint. In fact it was so bad I had to get off at exit 4 knowing that next stretch would get worse before it got better since the highway goes from 1200-1700' over 10 miles. Several inches of unplowed highway with me breaking the trail. No signs of life with visibility in the hundreds of feet, SN+ and 20-30mph gusts, my eyes were tired and I couldn't take it. I figured I'd take the low road and got off at exit 4 to rt 12. That was a great decision as it was 4 inches of totally un-plowed road for 15-20 miles on Rt 12, but because there was no wind here and I could see and it was an absolutely stunning winter wonderland! I got back on the highway at exit 5 where again it was snowing hard and windy but the right lane was passable and visibly traveled. By the time I got to exit 7 the road was just wet with smooth sailing back to Waterbury. TLDR; a great deal of variability with temps as low as 21 as high as 30 and wet roads vs calm 4 inches unplowed, vs near blizzard conditions. Snow depth differences are unreal where every few miles shows massive changes, seemingly more so than most of the past 20 years that I've traveled to every nook and cranny of the state delivering my kid to hockey games. Took 1.75 hours to get to Rutland (traffic near Killington) but 2.5 hours to get home. Only an inch in the village of Waterbury, curious to hear what Jspin saw. postscript I'd love to know who thought the interstate's best route should go up to 1700ft! I would also love to see that sign come back that told you you were at the highest point. I think it used to say 1731'. Did a cursory look and found a Rutland Herald article saying it's been gone since 2000 and was removed because it didn't met federal guidelines for signage and when they went to replace it the feds would not cover the cost because it wasn't pertinent information and the state didn't want to spend the 4 grand. Final Thoughts I agree with PF's attitude. After surviving last winter, this winter is fine by me. Not the best January but I am finding snow where snow should be more often than not. I feel bad for eyewall moving here when he did and having to wait for what Vermont can truly deliver, your time will come. After what I saw today, there should be plenty of places for you to take your snow machine Mreaves. Go to Brookfield or Williamstown after what I saw tonight. I dont know about VAST trails as I'm not a snowmobiler but man the snow looked great there and the four wheeler I ran into on un-plowed rt 12 was having fun. I'm not sure about the research Judah Cohen is doing and I think it needs work, but I do think there might be something to a 2009-2010 analog (I'm wishcasting) with a SSW and weak PV event, an Eastern us trough and great few weeks in FEB. Will the trough stay or go. We shall see. Choochoo the hype train is passing through. (actually i live right next to the tracks in Waterbury and a real train just came through)
  17. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Yep, plenty of parking right at the resort
  18. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    You don't have to hike Mansfield itself, you can just hike up into the Notch right on the road. You can go up to Sterling Pond from there too if you decide you want more. Also look into Nebraska Notch, the Pinnacle, and Beaver Meadow
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    NNE Winter Thread

    A REPORT FROM A TRUSTWORTHY SPOTTER AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ON MT. MANSFIELD INDICATE CLEAR SKIES ABOVE 2500-3000FT ABOVE THE INVERSION SO TRIED TO INDICATE THAT IN THE GRIDS AS WELL. TEMPS WILL RUN MAINLY IN THE 30S...RISING ONLY A FEW DEGREES FROM CURRENT READINGS. PF is internet weather geek famous he made it into an afd
  20. dmcginvt

    NNE Winter Thread

    Yep it's some heavy stuff, power just went out here in Mansfield View. Heard a loud pop!
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