Winter Storm Warnings REMAIN in effect for ALL of Vermont (Rutland/Windsor northward) and Northern New York from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.
Confidence remains VERY HIGH for a HIGH impact event across much of Vermont and Northern New York. This will be a DANGEROUS STORM for anyone traveling especially late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
Overall Overview/Highlights for this Upcoming Storm
• Snowfall should begin pre-dawn in NY, around dawn in southern VT and by mid-morning in Northern VT on Wednesday.
• Precipitation will MAINLY be SNOW for Northern New York and much of Vermont, except southern sections (see attachment).
• Heaviest snowfall with snowfall rates possibly in excess of 1-2 inches per hour at times will be during the Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night time frame.
• Snowfall by 2 pm EDT Wednesday...Generally 1-3 inches.
• Snowfall by 8 pm EDT Wednesday...Generally 3-6 inches Northern VT, 4-8 inches elsewhere. Lesser along Massachusetts border due to mix/rain. (See attachment)
• Storm total snowfall is expected to be 12-20+ inches across a large portion of Vermont and northern New York. Lesser amounts possibly in the St. Lawrence River Valley due to less moisture and southern Vermont where a wintry mix or even rain at times is possible. (See attachment)
• Higher density, greater water content snowfall through Wednesday evening...then a drier, less water content variety Wednesday night-Thursday.
• Brisk North winds of 15-30 mph will create some blowing/drifting and VERY COLD Wind Chills by Thursday morning.
• Temperatures will plummet Wednesday night into Thursday. Starting in the 20s to mid 30s Wednesday afternoon to Teens/20s at Midnight and Zero to 15 by 8 am Thursday.
Near Blizzard Conditions (Snow, Blowing Snow, Wind Gusts >30 mph, <1/4 mile Visibility)
St. Lawrence Valley - Near Blizzard conditions AT TIMES will likely develop by mid to late Wednesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday night with gradual improvement on Thursday. Northeast winds increasing to 20 to 30 with gusts to 35 mph at times by late Wednesday becoming North 15 to 30 mph Wednesday Night and Northwest 15 to 25 mph on Thursday.
Northern Adirondacks - Near Blizzard conditions AT TIMES will likely develop by late Wednesday afternoon/evening and continue through Wednesday night with gradual improvement on Thursday. The main areas here will be along the northern slopes. Northeast winds increasing to 15 to 25 with gusts to 35 mph at times by Wednesday evening becoming North 20 to 30 mph Wednesday Night and Northwest 15 to 25 mph on Thursday.
Champlain Valley - Near Blizzard conditions AT TIMES will likely develop Wednesday night and continue through Thursday morning with gradual improvement on Thursday. Northeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 mph by Wednesday evening, becoming North at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph AT TIMES during Wednesday night and through Thursday morning, becoming Northwest 15 to 25 mph by afternoon.
Gradual improvement will mean Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph and gradual tapering of snow to snow showers. This will still allow for HAZARDOUS travel with blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will only be in the teens, thus Wind Chills Below Zero.
• Hazardous/Treacherous travel will begin by Wednesday afternoon but become EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS Wednesday night through midday Thursday. TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF POSSIBLE.
• Isolated to scattered power outages are possible due to snow and wind as well as some ice accumulation possible in extreme southern VT.
• Blowing/Drifting snow could cause blocked heating/exhaust vents. Please be diligent by checking and removing snow from these vents as blocked vents could lead to Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
You can also view live weather updates on the 42” flat screen TV located aCross from the Yoga Room on the second floor.