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Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-21 09:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-12-21 22:00:00.0 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 A strong upper atmospheric low pressure system moved from south central Canada to the Great Lakes during the night of December 20th into the morning of December 21st. At the surface, the primary low associated with this upper level feature moved into the Great Lakes and weakened on the 21st. Meanwhile, a secondary coastal low developed off the Mid-Atlantic coast during the morning of the 21st and tracked into the Gulf of Maine during that evening.
Snow overspread Vermont around daybreak on the 21st and fell heavy at times during the late morning and early afternoon hours before dissipating during the evening. Snowfall accumulations of 6 to 10 inches were common across western Vermont with 10 to 18 inches across central and eastern Vermont. Some specific snowfall totals include; 18 inches in Marshfield (Washington), St. Johnsbury (Caledonia county), Rochester (Windsor county) and Randolph Center (Orange county) with 15 inches in Moretown and Waterbury Center (Washington county), North Promfret (Windsor county), Island Pond (Essex county).
This was the second significant snowfall within 36 hours which led to additional vehicle accidents and exhausted snow removal resources. Snowfall totals in excess of 24 inches within 36 hours led to blocked ventilation pipes and some carbon monoxide injuries as well as a few collapsed small farm structures due to the weight of the snow.
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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 0 185.00K 0.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 12/21/2008 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 185.00K 0.00K