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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Begin Date 12/11/2008 20:00:00 EST-5
End Date 12/12/2008 12:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An area of high pressure was located across New England and New York on the morning of December 11th. Meanwhile, complex low pressure that originated in the Mississippi River, traveled north along the Mid-Atlantic Coast during the morning of December 11th. This low quickly raced up the coast and was located over Long Island by the morning of December 12th and Downeast Maine by the afternoon. This system tapped into mild, moist Atlantic air which then traveled above the colder air mass entrenched across the region.

Precipitation began and predominantly fell as freezing rain across southern Vermont from late afternoon of the 11th through the morning of the 12th. Snow began across central and northern Vermont during the night of the 11th, then changed over to freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet across central and northern Vermont early on December 12th, before it changed back to a brief period of snow prior to ending around midday.

Combined snow and sleet accumulation in central and northern Vermont ranged from 5 to 9 inches along with a glaze coating of ice. Ice accumulation across southern Vermont ranged from one quarter to one half an inch. This storm caused hazardous driving conditions, numerous school closings, civic and government closings, and power outages on the evening of December 11th and during the day on December 12th.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 515.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 16:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 16:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 12/11/2008 20:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 515.00K 0.00K