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NNE Winter Thread

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6 hours ago, adk said:

Yesterday was a real gift. Given where the mountain was late last week and where it is heading, this weekend had to save a lot of people's holiday plans. That 6" skied so nicely yesterday. Much better than the wind blasted 4" Friday night. 

Shame we're about to head into a 10 day stretch that is about as bad as it can be for Nor. VT in Feb.  Oh well. This season the window's of good skiing are tight. 

Would love BTV to fully melt out. We've got this rotten icy coverage here that just leeches water onto everything making a nasty sheen of ice every cold night. No need for that!

No way you have 10 bad days in fact you probably will have multiple snow chances after the mid week thaw.

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15 hours ago, adk said:

Yesterday was a real gift. Given where the mountain was late last week and where it is heading, this weekend had to save a lot of people's holiday plans. That 6" skied so nicely yesterday. Much better than the wind blasted 4" Friday night. 

 

Yeah, that additional snow was really the icing on the cake – we had a lot of fun finding bottomless out in the Bolton BC yesterday.  Passing along a couple of shots from yesterday’s tour:

 

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I measured the base out in the back yard yesterday.  It appeared to be about 17".  There is a base glacier of 7" from before the first thaw and then ten inches left from the last couple of weeks. 

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Decided to do a couple of days in Boston and wow. Walking out last night in a shirt felt completely comfortable. I love winter but this is pretty darn nice! Curious to see how much will be left on the ground when I get back tomorrow. Went from 39 to 61 in a very short time this morning at home! Wild

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The Winooski River is in flood stage at Essex Jct. Looks like a nice day to check out the falls again here.

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1 minute ago, eyewall said:

The Winooski River is in flood stage at Essex Jct. Looks like a nice day to check out the falls again here.

We need those before and after shots again. Maybe we can make it a yearly tradition...

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1 minute ago, alex said:

We need those before and after shots again. Maybe we can make it a yearly tradition...

The key is getting the after again in March :)

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Well the river was not very impressive this time at the falls. About a quarter of what I saw in January.

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12 minutes ago, alex said:

Definitely heading down 

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I was home around 2:30 after a dentist appointment so I opened up windows and started to do an outside chore. The temp on my home thermometer was 64 off a high of 68 and it had started to get cloudy. Around 3:00 it started to sprinkle and I finished my chore and came in. The thermo read 54. I just went and closed all the windows and the temp is 47. My home thermo is not particularly accurate but it seems to have identified a trend. 

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Made it to 68.6F.  Happened right before fropa.  There was a pesky band of high clouds that seemed to stream from WSW to ENE this morning into midday.  Really didn't clear out until early afternoon.  If we had had full sun all morning like N NH did we could have probably tacked on a few more degrees.

Lost much of our snow cover in the pasture but everyplace else around still has a good pack.

Quick 6 second clip of the snow melting.  Those are all turkeys in the beginning..

https://video.nest.com/clip/cac16803ce9d49a39ec046c2d7b579df.mp4

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Mount Mansfield set all-time February high temperature record today.

Mount Washington set their all-time February high temperature today and tied their all-time high winter temperature.

Montpelier/MPV set it's all-time February high temperature record today.

The 77F at Bennington/DDH may be the state of Vermont's highest February temperature ever recorded at an official site.

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Looks like things remain depressing until early March. Hopefully we can reel one in then and not end up with too much suppression. 

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29.8 and sleet. Seems like it just doesn't want to snow these days! Down to 8-10" of snowpack, although places as close as Twin Mountain are pretty much patches. Also almost down to nothing around the hotel, although that area is extremely wind scoured so not a good barometer

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Moderate freezing rain at the mountain... mix of IP/RN/ZR at home.  Its right at 32F, some surfaces are icing up, others not.

The mountain though is getting a rough go of it with temps of 26-31F from 4,000ft to 1,500ft.  Not a good way to start a ski weekend with freezing rain on Friday evening.

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31F  Light freezing rain.   This is a non event for 99% of the board but wow,  very slippery out there right now.  Precip started mid-afternoon as sleet and 32F.  Coating of ice pellets then the freezing rain which coated the sleet layer.  No salt on the roads so the winter weather advisory was a good call!

 

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Event totals: 0.1” Snow/0.15” L.E.

 

The precipitation was all rain when I left Burlington to head home in the late afternoon, and as far as I could tell, it was entirely rain all the way through to Bolton Flats.  Finally, as I ascended the pass at the Waterbury/Bolton line approaching home, frozen precipitation began to mix in.  There was a slushy tenth of an inch on the boards when I checked this evening, but that’s all the accumulation I’ve seen thus far for this event.

 

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

New Snow: 0.1 inches

New Liquid: 0.05 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 2.0

Snow Density: 50.0% H2O

Temperature: 34.7 F

Sky: Cloudy

Snow at the stake: 10.0 inches

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20 hours ago, wxeyeNH said:

33F  ice pellets.   Maybe 3-6" on Sunday.  The threat at the end of next week looks to be fading as everything goes under us.  Plenty of time for that to change.

Time to start the Winter 2018-2019 thread? ;)

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I haven’t received a text alert yet, but we’re under a Winter Weather Advisory in association with Winter Storm Polly that is expected to affect the area tomorrow.  It seems very strange that areas like Lamoille and Orleans counties aren't included in the advisory, but presumably they’re not hitting some threshold?  In any event, the latest BTV NWS advisory and projected accumulations maps are below.  The point forecast calls for accumulations in the 2” to 4” range at our location.

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23 hours ago, powderfreak said:

Moderate freezing rain at the mountain... mix of IP/RN/ZR at home.  Its right at 32F, some surfaces are icing up, others not.

The mountain though is getting a rough go of it with temps of 26-31F from 4,000ft to 1,500ft.  Not a good way to start a ski weekend with freezing rain on Friday evening.

I decided not to head up this weekend. I figured holiday crowds and crappy conditions weren’t worth the drive. Hopefully you guys score a few inches tomorrow. 

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90% sure my daughter and I are headed to ride Wildcat Mtn in NH this Wednesday evening. Hoping the storm hits them by Friday and we get some fresh turns. That 12z euro map paints that area with 1-2'. S Vermont looked good on that map too. Fingers crossed. I have until Monday afternoon to decide. 

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