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I will be on my way up to move to VT in the middle of next week! My apartment will be in Winooski (just outside BTV).

Nice! Congrats. Will you be right near the rotary in the center of Winooski? Breakfast at Sneakers is the right way to start the day up there too.

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Already 57F following a low of 34F. MOS has 72/73 for CON so I think we'll finish around the 70F mark. Looks like another nose bleeder with dews mixing down near the U20s in the afternoon. Looks like an awesome week of Spring weather. Leaf out should be rapid.

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Already 57F following a low of 34F. MOS has 72/73 for CON so I think we'll finish around the 70F mark. Looks like another nose bleeder with dews mixing down near the U20s in the afternoon. Looks like an awesome week of Spring weather. Leaf out should be rapid.

Yeah the rise in temps has been impressive...

From a low of 27F to 63F at 11am...like 35F in 4-5 hours.

The hourlies are like 28, 37, 48, 55, 63....Im assuming it will start leveling out soon.

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Was just looking back at some of my numbers for this date since I moved here...

 

2009 max: 90F

2010 max: 41F

 

I'll take today's ~70F over both of those, tyvm.

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Was just looking back at some of my numbers for this date since I moved here...

 

2009 max: 90F

2010 max: 41F

 

I'll take today's ~70F over both of those, tyvm.

Today is literally perfect. 66.8/31, can't ask for any better.

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Max/min was 69.3/34.0. Starting to see the first leaf out on the early trees.

 

this past week at work i noticed the oak buds are kickin it into high gear...they are the last to pop so now everything is growing...now i have to put a little more effort into where to put my ALB traps...was originally easy because the maples pop first, all i had to do was a quick look at the canopy and i could easily pick out the Maples...now I actually have to put my tree ID skills to work...

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I second that. 73F/30F here.

 

Reminds me... three years ago you would not have enjoyed the weather outside your window on this date.

 

I'm sure you know this lawn behind your parking area... I remember jumping out of bed when I woke up and saw that it was already snowing.  The forecast called for rain to change to snow but not nearly as quickly as it happened.  At the end of April you sort of assume the valley will take some time to change over, but not this system which was getting some nice NW flow cooling assist.

 

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It was just a soaking wet snow for a while, but did get drier throughout the day.  We got about 6" during the day on the 27th then another like 2-3" overnight into the 28th in Jonesville at 300ft.

 

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This radar image from J.Spin's website was just a little prior to the above two pictures when the rain changed to snow even in the valleys.  Quite an unimpressive looking storm (as upslope-favored events can be) region wide, but turned into one of the largest late season snowstorm on record.

 

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We *only* had a storm total of 8" or so in Jonesville down in the RT 2 corridor on April 27-28, 2010.  This photo is from Stage Road on the morning of the 28th...right behind the Post Office and just up the hill under the Interstate...we lost power for a good bit in this storm.

 

 

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But literally a few hundred feet higher up the road at that 800ft+ elevation band (not far from a certain West Bolton/Nashville resident) there was like two feet when it was all said and done.

 

I love the green leaves on the trees.  This was such an obscene event for April 28th.  We had snow cover on May 1st.

 

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A true Birch Bender.

 

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Jonesville, in the valley at 300ft on the last day of April, 2010

 

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Speaking of that April 27-28, 2010 event... that was one heck of an under-rated storm.  Even BTV had 5-6" outside of the cooling affects of upslope. 

 

It was one of those classic NW flow events where the forecasts kept increasing, and increasing, as the event went on.  Its funny how hard those are to predict but every once in a while, you get those upslope events that just seem to come together and exceed expectations as the power of the Green Mountains gets tapped.

 

I love how these events evolve when the upslope really comes together... its hard to bite sometimes on what models like the 4km NAM or BTV WRF spit out, but this was one of those events that just went to town.  A huge over-producer when you look at the initial forecast and the final forecast.

 

From J.Spin's weather archives, here are the watches/warning and snowfall forecast evolutions...

 

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Comparing that last map to the first map, quite the difference in forecast and impact.  But I think 9 out of 10 times (or 10 out of 10) you play snow events in late April conservatively, lol.

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Reminds me... three years ago you would not have enjoyed the weather outside your window on this date.

 

I'm sure you know this lawn behind your parking area... I remember jumping out of bed when I woke up and saw that it was already snowing.  The forecast called for rain to change to snow but not nearly as quickly as it happened.  At the end of April you sort of assume the valley will take some time to change over, but not this system which was getting some nice NW flow cooling assist.

 

IMG_0759_edited-1.jpg

 

It was just a soaking wet snow for a while, but did get drier throughout the day.  We got about 6" during the day on the 27th then another like 2-3" overnight into the 28th in Jonesville at 300ft.

 

IMG_0753_edited-1.jpg

 

This radar image from J.Spin's website was just a little prior to the above two pictures when the rain changed to snow even in the valleys.  Quite an unimpressive looking storm (as upslope-favored events can be) region wide, but turned into one of the largest late season snowstorm on record.

 

27APR10A.gif

 

 

We *only* had a storm total of 8" or so in Jonesville down in the RT 2 corridor on April 27-28, 2010.  This photo is from Stage Road on the morning of the 28th...right behind the Post Office and just up the hill under the Interstate...we lost power for a good bit in this storm.

 

 

IMG_0843_edited-1.jpg

 

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But literally a few hundred feet higher up the road at that 800ft+ elevation band (not far from a certain West Bolton/Nashville resident) there was like two feet when it was all said and done.

 

I love the green leaves on the trees.  This was such an obscene event for April 28th.  We had snow cover on May 1st.

 

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A true Birch Bender.

 

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Jonesville, in the valley at 300ft on the last day of April, 2010

 

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Ah yes, what a nightmare (haha although it was definitely a novelty and interesting event, and that was when I was still over in Lyndonville and liked snow and winter a bit more!). The real surprising part was just how much snow accumulated in the lower elevations, including Burlington! I think we had 8-10" over in Lyndon.

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Ah yes, what a nightmare (haha although it was definitely a novelty and interesting event, and that was when I was still over in Lyndonville and liked snow and winter a bit more!). The real surprising part was just how much snow accumulated in the lower elevations, including Burlington! I think we had 8-10" over in Lyndon.

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NASHVILLE 1 E         23.5   200 PM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   NORTH UNDERHILL       23.5   317 PM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   JERICHO               17.0   805 AM  4/28   SPOTTER   HUNTINGTON 1.1 E      14.8   700 AM  4/28   COCORAHS   WESTFORD              14.7   626 AM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   HANKSVILLE            10.3   700 AM  4/28   COOP   WILLISTON VILLAGE     10.0   726 AM  4/28   SPOTTER   WILLISTON              8.5   821 AM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   ESSEX JUNCTION 1 N     7.5   800 PM  4/28   COOP   ESSEX CENTER           7.0   940 AM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   ESSEX CENTER           6.8   720 AM  4/28   NWS EMPLOYEE   SOUTH BURLINGTON       5.5   150 PM  4/28   NWS OFFICE   CHARLOTTE 2.9 NNE      2.7   700 AM  4/28   COCORAHS...ESSEX COUNTY...   ISLAND POND            4.0   850 AM  4/28   COOP...FRANKLIN COUNTY...   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Ah yes, what a nightmare (haha although it was definitely a novelty and interesting event, and that was when I was still over in Lyndonville and liked snow and winter a bit more!). The real surprising part was just how much snow accumulated in the lower elevations, including Burlington! I think we had 8-10" over in Lyndon.

I find that event fascinating because it was obviously NW flow upslope enhanced, however, it still bombed areas of the NEK like Lyndon that don't usually do well with that wind flow. Usually if there is a set up that brings 20"+ to the usual west slope suspects like North Underhill, Jeffersonville, Nashville, West Bolton, etc, then it's not snowing big in the NEK.

It makes me think about what the Froude numbers were, as there was obviously blocking going on. But what is also interesting to me is that Stowe Village was down sloped relative to what happened on the west slope. I was looking through my pictures and it looks like Mansfield had 26" on Stowe's twerrain above 3000ft (coop had 21", which is at least in the ballpark), though pics show not much snow in the Stowe village area (PNS shows 6-8") which would indicate down sloping given comparable 700ft+ elevations on west side had 20+.

That would make me think Froude numbers were in that 0.5 value area...but doesn't explain the NEK big snows. The precip pattern looks like a widespread synoptic event but with orographic undertones, lol. Really odd because by the look of spots further south in the Orange Heights, snowfall was quite low, but one county north snowfall really ramps up north of I-89, not necessarily an upslope signature.

It's almost like there was an upslope event going on while NEK got hit with a developing CCB from the low to the northeast of the region.

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I find that event fascinating because it was obviously NW flow upslope enhanced, however, it still bombed areas of the NEK like Lyndon that don't usually do well with that wind flow. Usually if there is a set up that brings 20"+ to the usual west slope suspects like North Underhill, Jeffersonville, Nashville, West Bolton, etc, then it's not snowing big in the NEK.

It makes me think about what the Froude numbers were, as there was obviously blocking going on. But what is also interesting to me is that Stowe Village was down sloped relative to what happened on the west slope. I was looking through my pictures and it looks like Mansfield had 26" on Stowe's twerrain above 3000ft (coop had 21", which is at least in the ballpark), though pics show not much snow in the Stowe village area (PNS shows 6-8") which would indicate down sloping given comparable 700ft+ elevations on west side had 20+.

That would make me think Froude numbers were in that 0.5 value area...but doesn't explain the NEK big snows. The precip pattern looks like a widespread synoptic event but with orographic undertones, lol. Really odd because by the look of spots further south in the Orange Heights, snowfall was quite low, but one county north snowfall really ramps up north of I-89, not necessarily an upslope signature.

It's almost like there was an upslope event going on while NEK got hit with a developing CCB from the low to the northeast of the region.

I would think you have it correct right there. It was likely a synoptic event with NW flow continuing behind it, allowing the upslope blocked flow to persist after the main precipitation shield moved east.

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I would think you have it correct right there. It was likely a synoptic event with NW flow continuing behind it, allowing the upslope blocked flow to persist after the main precipitation shield moved east.

Here you have it, looks like a coastal low that probably initially favored the NEK as it bombed out, with upslope continuing behind it in the NW flow following it.

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I would think you have it correct right there. It was likely a synoptic event with NW flow continuing behind it, allowing the upslope blocked flow to persist after the main precipitation shield moved east.

 

 

I find that event fascinating because it was obviously NW flow upslope enhanced, however, it still bombed areas of the NEK like Lyndon that don't usually do well with that wind flow. Usually if there is a set up that brings 20"+ to the usual west slope suspects like North Underhill, Jeffersonville, Nashville, West Bolton, etc, then it's not snowing big in the NEK.

It makes me think about what the Froude numbers were, as there was obviously blocking going on. But what is also interesting to me is that Stowe Village was down sloped relative to what happened on the west slope. I was looking through my pictures and it looks like Mansfield had 26" on Stowe's twerrain above 3000ft (coop had 21", which is at least in the ballpark), though pics show not much snow in the Stowe village area (PNS shows 6-8") which would indicate down sloping given comparable 700ft+ elevations on west side had 20+.

That would make me think Froude numbers were in that 0.5 value area...but doesn't explain the NEK big snows. The precip pattern looks like a widespread synoptic event but with orographic undertones, lol. Really odd because by the look of spots further south in the Orange Heights, snowfall was quite low, but one county north snowfall really ramps up north of I-89, not necessarily an upslope signature.

It's almost like there was an upslope event going on while NEK got hit with a developing CCB from the low to the northeast of the region.

If you view this radar loop, it looks like that assumption is correct. The developing band from the coastal clobbered the NEK followed by the wrap around upslope.

 

http://locust.mmm.ucar.edu/imagearchive/popup1.html?date=20100428&prefix=RadarComposites/new_england/20100&suffix=0.gif&longstring=new_england_20100&all_middles=428/$428000%20428/$428003%20428/$428010%20428/$428013%20428/$428020%20428/$428023%20428/$428030%20428/$428033%20428/$428040%20428/$428043%20428/$428050%20428/$428053%20428/$428060%20428/$428063%20428/$428070%20428/$428073%20428/$428080%20428/$428083%20428/$428090%20428/$428093%20428/$428100%20428/$428103%20428/$428110%20428/$428113%20428/$428120%20428/$428123%20428/$428130%20428/$428133%20428/$428140%20428/$428143%20428/$428150%20428/$428153%20428/$428160%20428/$428163%20428/$428170%20428/$428173%20428/$428180%20428/$428183%20428/$428190%20428/$428193%20428/$428200%20428/$428203%20428/$428210%20428/$428213%20428/$428220%20428/$428223%20428/$428230%20428/$428233

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Nice! Congrats. Will you be right near the rotary in the center of Winooski? Breakfast at Sneakers is the right way to start the day up there too.

 

It is walkable to downtown but just a little outside of it.

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Had a gorgeous 68/27 yesterday, and 29 or 30 this morning.  Forsythia blossoms about halfway open, and the bush will flower all over (instead of only under the January snow line) for the 3rd time in 15 years here, as last winter never hit the magic -20.  Some slight greening on the willows, and given the run of 60s being forecast, I expect to see the quaking aspen follow suit this week.  Maple leaves are two weeks away, though red maple blossoms are out in full.  Looks like it will be pretty much an average timing for leaf-out, so far.

 

Moosehead had considerable ice at the south end last Saturday, and was open in Rockwood, thanks to the Moose River.  A bit to the north, Seboomook was mostly ice covered, and the south branch of the Penobscot was too high for the fishing to be any good.  (As we left Pittston Farm Saturday, the river had dropped - less water being released at Canada Falls - but too late for the trout-chasers.)  Ground is about 1/3 snowcovered there, but only in the woods.

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It is walkable to downtown but just a little outside of it.

As long as you're not down by the railroad tracks (River, Allen, Canal Streets).

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If you view this radar loop, it looks like that assumption is correct. The developing band from the coastal clobbered the NEK followed by the wrap around upslope.

 

http://locust.mmm.ucar.edu/imagearchive/popup1.html?date=20100428&prefix=RadarComposites/new_england/20100&suffix=0.gif&longstring=new_england_20100&all_middles=428/$428000%20428/$428003%20428/$428010%20428/$428013%20428/$428020%20428/$428023%20428/$428030%20428/$428033%20428/$428040%20428/$428043%20428/$428050%20428/$428053%20428/$428060%20428/$428063%20428/$428070%20428/$428073%20428/$428080%20428/$428083%20428/$428090%20428/$428093%20428/$428100%20428/$428103%20428/$428110%20428/$428113%20428/$428120%20428/$428123%20428/$428130%20428/$428133%20428/$428140%20428/$428143%20428/$428150%20428/$428153%20428/$428160%20428/$428163%20428/$428170%20428/$428173%20428/$428180%20428/$428183%20428/$428190%20428/$428193%20428/$428200%20428/$428203%20428/$428210%20428/$428213%20428/$428220%20428/$428223%20428/$428230%20428/$428233

 

Awesome radar loop and reanalysis!

 

I usually have stuff saved from past big storms but lost a laptop back around that time, so I only have photos that I uploaded online back in the day.

 

That does show why the precipitation pattern was like it was... the NEK and N.VT in general, was in the all important pivot point, with a sharp cut-off to the south.  You can see how that radar just lifts north of I-89 and stalls...looks like it was almost like a NE flow aloft based on the pcpn pattern and moisture feed, so the usual NEK downslope off the Whites didn't apply. 

 

I'm also thinking in terms of how this would've affected my current spot in Stowe, and we probably got in on the same snow that the NEK did (albeit a little less being further away from that firehose), then got shadowed with low Froude Numbers later on in the storm. 

 

Very fascinating event, thanks for the graphics.

 

 

 

Still props to BTV for the Froude Number breakthrough ;)  I love looking back at past events and guessing what the number would've been.

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Max of 69F so far after a min of 39F. Pretty nice day with a lot of sun for most of the day...leaning toward BKN skies now.

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Awesome radar loop and reanalysis!

 

I usually have stuff saved from past big storms but lost a laptop back around that time, so I only have photos that I uploaded online back in the day.

 

That does show why the precipitation pattern was like it was... the NEK and N.VT in general, was in the all important pivot point, with a sharp cut-off to the south.  You can see how that radar just lifts north of I-89 and stalls...looks like it was almost like a NE flow aloft based on the pcpn pattern and moisture feed, so the usual NEK downslope off the Whites didn't apply. 

 

I'm also thinking in terms of how this would've affected my current spot in Stowe, and we probably got in on the same snow that the NEK did (albeit a little less being further away from that firehose), then got shadowed with low Froude Numbers later on in the storm. 

 

Very fascinating event, thanks for the graphics.

 

 

 

Still props to BTV for the Froude Number breakthrough ;)  I love looking back at past events and guessing what the number would've been.

 

We had a solid coating to 1/2" of snow even down here from that event. A fair amount of it was cold rain before flipping to snow, so it probably would've been a 2-4" event here if temperatures were colder. PSF had 0.2" of LE. It was the latest snow event since 5/18/02.

 

Judging by the radar loop, Froude numbers were definitely quite low as the precipitation is focused along the west slopes of the Berkshires and Green Mountains.

 

We had a similar upslope event here on 11/27-28/09 that would've produced a solid warning level snowfall had temperatures been a few degrees colder as PSF had 0.74" of LE on a W to NW flow. I remember a rain/snow mix, but it couldn't quite make the transition to all snow that would accumulate and was a bit disappointed to say the least.

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We had a solid coating to 1/2" of snow even down here from that event. A fair amount of it was cold rain before flipping to snow, so it probably would've been a 2-4" event here if temperatures were colder. PSF had 0.2" of LE. It was the latest snow event since 5/18/02.

 

Judging by the radar loop, Froude numbers were definitely quite low as the precipitation is focused along the west slopes of the Berkshires and Green Mountains.

 

We had a similar upslope event here on 11/27-28/09 that would've produced a solid warning level snowfall had temperatures been a few degrees colder as PSF had 0.74" of LE on a W to NW flow. I remember a rain/snow mix, but it couldn't quite make the transition to all snow that would accumulate and was a bit disappointed to say the least.

 

hey Mitch, how are ya? haven't talked to ya in a while...

 

anyway, seems like this omega block has brought some nice but boring weather...can't wait to get out on the hiking trails...gotta save up some money so i can go camping and hiking this summer

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Nice launching pad in the upper 40s this morning. The 00z MET had CON down to 36F at 9z...oops. Looks like another nose bleeder with low RH.

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Nice launching pad in the upper 40s this morning. The 00z MET had CON down to 36F at 9z...oops. Looks like another nose bleeder with low RH.

not even close, my low was 47

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Clear skies farther east, and temp near yesterday's low of 28, should get up near the 68 reached the last two afternoons. Diurnal leaps of 40F - a spring thing.

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