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Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-02-22 07:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2009-02-23 16:00:00.0 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 very vigorous upper level disturbance ejected from south central Canada toward the Mid-Atlantic coast on February 22nd, which resulted in the development of a coastal storm south of New England by the afternoon. This storm rapidly intensified during the evening and night of the 22nd as it moved across Cape Cod into the Gulf of Maine. By the morning of February 23rd, a very intense storm system was slowly moving across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the Canadian Maritimes.
Light snow overspread Vermont during the morning of February 22nd and became moderate to heavy across much of central and eastern Vermont during the evening hours to early Monday Morning (23rd). Snowfall totals by the morning of the 23rd ranged from 6 inches in the Champlain Valley and southern Vermont to 10 to 18 inches across much of central and eastern Vermont. Some snowfall totals included; 20 inches in Sutton (Caledonia county), 19 inches in Newark (Caledonia), 16 inches in Lyndonville (Caledonia county), 14 inches in Canaan (Essex county), 13 inches in Cambridge (Lamoille county), Chelsea (Orange county), Marshfield (Washington county) and 12 inches in Windsor (Windsor county).
On February 23rd, wrap around moisture from the intense Canadian Maritime storm along with northwest winds created ideal up slope conditions across the higher terrain of northern Vermont. Snow redeveloped just after daybreak and ended just before Midnight. Several inches of additional snowfall occurred in the northern valleys with 6 to 12 inches in higher terrain communities along the western slopes across the northern Green mountains (Eastern Franklin, Lamoille, western Orleans and eastern Chittenden counties).
In addition, brisk northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph developed during the evening of February 22nd and continued through February 23rd. This resulted in considerable blowing and drifting of the snow which impacted travel across the region.
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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 0 140.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 02/22/2009 07:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 140.00K 0.00K