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February 5-7 Wintry Mess Potential

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Final totals appear to be :

BTV area 14-18 inches 

CYUL Montreal 36 cm / 14 inches 

Montréal island in general ranged 14-18 inches also 

CYOW Ottawa 26 cm / 10 inches  
 

highest total I’ve seen from NWS btv and environment Canada is Malone NY 22 inches.   That fits well with where the expected jackpot was going to be ...
 

MBY I’ll say approx  17 and call it a day.  There is a LOT of dense snow out there (giant piles and extended clean up in process ) .....agree with many that it’s one of the most picturesque snows in quite some time  caked to everything  (scenes right out of those sappy Holiday movies). 
 

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20 minutes ago, Organizing Low said:

Remarkable story really speaks to the power of the intense banded snow that moved through , btv airport closed for the first time In nearly 20 years. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/local-news/weather-closes-burlington-airport-for-first-time-in-nearly-20-years/amp/

They didn’t close for that big blocked flow event a decade ago?

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2 hours ago, dendrite said:

They didn’t close for that big blocked flow event a decade ago?

It was most certainly due to the evolution of the storm.  I’d call it one of the worst road surfaces you’ll see here... washboard ice.  Like a mud season rumblestrip but made out of ice and melt/compression holes.  

The first event probably made it wintry, but then there was prolonged light freezing rain at 23-25F in BTV that got real icy.  It was icy around here with ZR at at higher 28-31F temps here.  But low/mid 20s liquid gets icy on plowed stuff in a hurry.  

Top it off with a decent period of 1-2”/hr that drops a quick 8-10” at the airport... I bet that’s a tough combo to battle, prolonged light icing the heavy thump.

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8 hours ago, powderfreak said:

It was most certainly due to the evolution of the storm.  I’d call it one of the worst road surfaces you’ll see here... washboard ice.  Like a mud season rumblestrip but made out of ice and melt/compression holes.  

The first event probably made it wintry, but then there was prolonged light freezing rain at 23-25F in BTV that got real icy.  It was icy around here with ZR at at higher 28-31F temps here.  But low/mid 20s liquid gets icy on plowed stuff in a hurry.  

Top it off with a decent period of 1-2”/hr that drops a quick 8-10” at the airport... I bet that’s a tough combo to battle, prolonged light icing the heavy thump.

Excellent analysis PF thanks

i wasn’t Living here for the blocked flow event, but I do remember watching it unfold in Ottawa on the old forum. 

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9 hours ago, powderfreak said:

It was most certainly due to the evolution of the storm.  I’d call it one of the worst road surfaces you’ll see here... washboard ice.  Like a mud season rumblestrip but made out of ice and melt/compression holes.  

The first event probably made it wintry, but then there was prolonged light freezing rain at 23-25F in BTV that got real icy.  It was icy around here with ZR at at higher 28-31F temps here.  But low/mid 20s liquid gets icy on plowed stuff in a hurry.  

Top it off with a decent period of 1-2”/hr that drops a quick 8-10” at the airport... I bet that’s a tough combo to battle, prolonged light icing the heavy thump.

Wet snow followed by wicked cold can make a real mess.  In Jan 1994 in the BGR-area +SN changed to RA then back again as temps dove to subzero.  I-95 south of the city had immovable ice clumps 2-4" thick such that going much over 15 mph was hazardous to one's suspension.  Even the big graders couldn't scrape off much.

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Add to the fact that road crews leave some accumulation on the roads to soak up sleet and rain, when it gets real cold afterwards that stuff gets welded to the road. It’s like driving on slippery corduroy.  

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