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Event Details

Event Extreme Cold/Wind Chill
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-14 03:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2009-01-18 12:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An arctic cold front moved across Vermont during the early morning hours of January 14th which delivered some of the coldest temperatures across the region in several years. As the arctic front passed across northern Vermont, temperatures dropped over 20 degrees within several hours.
Temperatures averaged 20 to 25 degrees below normal values, which were already at climatological winter minimums. Daytime maximum temperatures ranged from single digits above and below zero during this stretch while nighttime minimums were 10 to 30 below zero with isolated readings colder than 40 below zero at times.
Some observed minimum temperatures for January 15th included: 32 degrees below zero at Island Pond (Essex county), 31 degrees below zero in Canaan (Essex county), 24 degrees below zero at North Troy (Orleans county), Granby and Gallup Mills (Essex county) with 22 degrees below zero at Plainfield and Marshfield (Washington county), 21 degrees below zero at Morrisville (Lamoille county) and 20 degrees below zero at Lyndonville (Caledonia county), Newport (Orleans county) and Waltham (Addison county).
Some observed minimum temperatures for January 16th included: 42 degrees below zero in Island Pond (Essex county), 37 below zero in Sutton (Caledonia county), 34 degrees below zero in Walden (Caledonia county), 32 degrees below zero in Gallup Mills (Essex county), 31 degrees below zero in East Berkshire (Franklin county), 30 degrees below zero in Granby (Essex county), Enosburg Falls (Franklin county), and St. Johnsbury (Caledonia county) and 29 degrees below zero at Plainfield and Waitsfield (Washington county) and Bethel (Windsor county).
Record cold daily temperatures were set on January 16th for the following sites; Morrisville-Stowe Airport with 32 degrees below zero, St. Johnsbury Fairbanks Museum with 30 degrees below zero, Montpelier-Barre Airport at 26 degrees below zero and Burlington International Airport at 21 degrees below zero.
These extremely cold temperatures led to numerous cold weather related problems including numerous dead vehicle batteries and broken home/business water pipes.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 01/14/2009 03:00 EST-5 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K