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Thank you once again @J.Spin for the detailed info on Bolton. Unfortunately, I cannot make it up this time. I will strongly consider these options in the future. I haven’t been to Bolton since I was a kid with my family around 1982. 

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Event totals: 0.3” Snow/0.06” L.E.

 

Even in Burlington it snowed most of the day today, but temperatures were marginal, so accumulations were minimal down in the valleys.  Toward evening it seemed to mix with/change to a bit of drizzle before shutting off.

 

Details from the 6:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

New Snow: 0.1 inches

New Liquid: 0.01 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 10.0

Snow Density: 10.0% H2O

Temperature: 34.7 F

Sky:  Cloudy

Snow at the stake: 12.0 inches

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21 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

One hell of multi lake band...thing is like 500 miles..lol

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I saw that when I took a look at some of the models earlier – very neat to see it roll out all the way over into Maine, but sometimes that happens.  The frame you chose has that band going right over me and PF in the Bolton-Stowe region.

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7 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

It is absolutely crushing snow right now.  Up to 6-8" range on the upper mountain.

Stuck sideways to everything now at 1,500ft.  Street signs rendered useless, ha.

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Yeah, I see that snow is passing the 8” mark on the Stowe Snow Stake Webcam – and that’s after the accumulation was cleared this morning.  Even the lower valleys are accumulating now – we’ve had pounding snow at times here in BTV over the past couple of hours and we’ve got about ½” – 1” of accumulation here at UVM now that the temperature has come down.  At the house in Waterbury I see that we’ve picked up about 1” or so.

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7 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

It is absolutely crushing snow right now.  Up to 6-8" range on the upper mountain.

Stuck sideways to everything now at 1,500ft.  Street signs rendered useless, ha.

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Yeah, I see that snow is passing the 8” mark on the Stowe Snow Stake Webcam – and that’s after the accumulation was cleared this morning.  Even the lower valleys are accumulating now – we’ve had pounding snow at times here in BTV over the past couple of hours and we’ve got about ½” – 1” of accumulation here at UVM now that the temperature has come down.  At the house in Waterbury I see that we’ve picked up about 1” or so.

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Just now, J.Spin said:

Yeah, I see that snow is passing the 8” mark on the Stowe Snow Stake Webcam – and that’s after the accumulation was cleared this morning.  Even the lower valleys are accumulating now – we’ve had pounding snow at times here in BTV over the past couple of hours and we’ve got about ½” – 1” of accumulation here at UVM now that the temperature has come down.  At the house in Waterbury I see that we’ve picked up about 1” or so.

I'm about to head out skiing for the afternoon... buddy Dylan from the skivt-l days reporting that its skiing deeper than it seems.  Nice dense snow, that stuff skis so well when you can power the turns with no regrets.

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7 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

It is absolutely crushing snow right now.  Up to 6-8" range on the upper mountain.

Stuck sideways to everything now at 1,500ft.  Street signs rendered useless, ha.

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Yeah, I see that snow is passing the 8” mark on the Stowe Snow Stake Webcam – and that’s after the accumulation was cleared this morning.  Even the lower valleys are accumulating now – we’ve had pounding snow at times here in BTV over the past couple of hours and we’ve got about ½” – 1” of accumulation here at UVM now that the temperature has come down.  At the house in Waterbury I see that we’ve picked up about 1” or so.

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Event totals: 5.0” Snow/1.46” L.E.

 

My wife and the boys were home today due to school vacation, so they were able to get an intermediate sampling for water analysis.  The morning started as the cat paws I reported on before, which brought an impressive 0.58” of liquid, then it changed over to snow and brought 1.9” of snow with 0.36” of liquid equivalent, and finally the afternoon session brought 2.8” of snow with an additional 0.16” of liquid equivalent.

The snow had shut off in Burlington by the time I was heading home today, and there was essentially nothing falling all the way through Bolton Flats.  Then I started ascending the pass toward the house and the snow suddenly started to appear.  It had picked up to a steady moderate snow by the time I reached the house, and we’ve had light to moderate snow going on since I’ve been here.

 

Details from the 6:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

New Snow: 4.7 inches

New Liquid: 0.52 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 9.0

Snow Density: 11.1% H2O

Temperature: 27.7 F

Sky:  Snow (3 to 20 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 15.0 inches

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Event totals: 7.0” Snow/1.56” L.E.

 

Below I’ve got my updates from the past couple rounds of observations at our site.  Snow is off and on, and at times rather heavy as we get influenced by the lake moisture assist from upstream in the Great Lakes.

 

Details from the 12:00 A.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 1.8 inches

New Liquid: 0.10 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 18.0

Snow Density: 5.6% H2O

Temperature: 23.4 F

Sky:  Light Snow (1 to 8 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 15.5 inches

 

 

Details from the 6:00 A.M. Waterbury observations:

 

New Snow: 0.2 inches

New Liquid: 0.01 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 20.0

Snow Density: 5.0% H2O

Temperature: 21.4 F

Sky:  Light Snow (1 to 2 mm flakes)

Snow at the stake: 14.5 inches

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Glad you guys are cashing in!  Looks great.  I won't be able to make it up that way to ride til monday as I work in Pa sat night. Might take a different route early sunday am and stop at Tug Hill for some snowshoe/snowboarding (need a split) on the way up.  Would be quite interesting with 3ft+ untracked, and an adventure in the least.  I think that'll be more fun than stopping at friends in MA or somewhere in SVT on sunday.  Would love to get a touring setup to checkout the RASTA and Bolton areas, but living in PA that doesn't make much sense, nor do I have a willing partner.  Eventually. 

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Here’s the north to south listing of available totals from the Vermont ski areas for Winter Storm Odell thus far.  Some resorts may have done midday updates, so those will have some of this morning’s snow included already.  There’s still moisture from the Great Lakes affecting the area, so the numbers may still change a bit in the next day or so.

 

Jay Peak: 20”

Smuggler’s Notch: 20”

Stowe: 14”

Bolton Valley: 20”

Mad River Glen: 14”

Sugarbush: 10”

Middlebury: 6”

Pico: 6”

Killington: 6”

Okemo: 2”

Bromley: 6”

Magic Mountain: 4”

Stratton: 6”

Mount Snow: 3”

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1 hour ago, J.Spin said:

Here’s the north to south listing of available totals from the Vermont ski areas for Winter Storm Odell thus far.  Some resorts may have done midday updates, so those will have some of this morning’s snow included already.  There’s still moisture from the Great Lakes affecting the area, so the numbers may still change a bit in the next day or so.

 

Jay Peak: 20”

Smuggler’s Notch: 20”

Stowe: 14”

Bolton Valley: 20”

Mad River Glen: 14”

Sugarbush: 10”

Middlebury: 6”

Pico: 6”

Killington: 6”

Okemo: 2”

Bromley: 6”

Magic Mountain: 4”

Stratton: 6”

Mount Snow: 3”

24 inches at Whiteface

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17 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

30" total as of 4pm.

Here are the two readings... first stack was 25" at 11am and then 5" from 11a to 4p.

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That is a nice hit. I am guessing Jay Peak will slant stick 65" ;)

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44 minutes ago, eyewall said:

That is a nice hit. I am guessing Jay Peak will slant stick 65" ;)

They seem reasonable.  Were saying 20" this afternoon at Jay. 

The lake band has migrated up there now.

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11 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

They seem reasonable.  Were saying 20" this afternoon at Jay. 

The lake band has migrated up there now.

How much at your house?

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Event totals: 7.8” Snow/1.60” L.E.

 

Details from the 6:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

New Snow: 0.8 inches

New Liquid: 0.03 inches

Snow/Water Ratio: 26.7

Snow Density: 3.8% H2O

Temperature: 21.7 F

Sky:  Partly Cloudy

Snow at the stake: 14.5 inches

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1 minute ago, powderfreak said:

Finished with 10", just got home.

18" at 1,500ft and 30" at 3,000ft. 

Nice gradient.

That's a steep gradient. I know being at 3K helped in the SE flow part of the storm when temps were warmer, but I didn't think 3K had more than 4-5" more vs 1500ft in that first part?

 

Either way, that's a sweet dump.

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1 hour ago, powderfreak said:

30" total as of 4pm.

Here are the two readings... first stack was 25" at 11am and then 5" from 11a to 4p.

Thanks PF, I figured you guys would update the storm total beyond the 14" that was on the website once you had time.  It was pretty obvious that there was significantly more than that based on the reports from the surrounding resorts, and then your of course your images.  I’ve updated the storm total list below – you guys are the only northern resort that has made an evening update thus far, but we’ll see what updates are made tomorrow.

 

Jay Peak: 20”

Smuggler’s Notch: 20”

Stowe: 30”

Bolton Valley: 20”

Mad River Glen: 14”

Sugarbush: 10”

Middlebury: 6”

Pico: 6”

Killington: 6”

Okemo: 2”

Bromley: 6”

Magic Mountain: 4”

Stratton: 6”

Mount Snow: 3”

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2 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

That's a steep gradient. I know being at 3K helped in the SE flow part of the storm when temps were warmer, but I didn't think 3K had more than 4-5" more vs 1500ft in that first part?

 

Either way, that's a sweet dump.

No it didn't... but it really spaced itself out in this lake effect band.  It just must be snowing harder up in the cloud?  lol. That high elevation just fluffs snow in upslope/lake bands.  I dont' know if the flakes are bigger or what.  If it's 1"/hr at the base it's 2"/hr at 3,000ft in these meso-scale situations.  It just snows so hard up there.

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38 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

They seem reasonable.  Were saying 20" this afternoon at Jay. 

The lake band has migrated up there now.

The models do suggest that lake moisture will move back south as the winds shift and things eventually dissipate.  It certainly doesn’t look as intense as the moisture passes back through the area, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some additional flakes.  Some of the models have flakes lingering through Sunday morning.  We just got hit by another pulse that dropped a fresh couple of tenths:

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