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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-02 15:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2010-01-03 18:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Record Snowfall occurred across the greater Burlington area on January 2nd into January 3rd.
A powerful ocean storm southeast of Nova Scotia during the late afternoon of January 2nd, retrograded into the Gulf of Maine near Rockport, Maine by the morning of January 3rd and then proceeded to return to the Atlantic Ocean during the afternoon of January 3rd.
Wraparound snows moved into northern Vermont during the afternoon and evening hours of January 2nd and continued through the afternoon of January 3rd. The windward side (west) of the various mountain ranges in Vermont witnessed the heaviest snowfall due to upslope conditions with the leeward side (east) received less snow due to downslope. In addition, some training of mesoscale snow bands, likely a result of upslope and convergence within the Champlain Valley of Vermont accounted for record snowfall in the Burlington area.
Favorable upslope regions received 8 to 18 inches of snowfall with over 30 inches in the greater Burlington area. Meanwhile downslope regions received 2 to 6 inches of snowfall. In addition, brisk northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts caused considerable blowing and drfiting of the snow with 4 to 5 foot snow drifts reported.
A record 33.1 inches of snow fell with this storm at Burlington Int'l Airport in South Burlington, which surpassed the old record of 29.8 inches that occurred on December 25-28 in 1969.
Some other specific snowfall totals; 30 inches in Essex Junction and Colchester (Chittenden county), 25 inches in Monkton (Addison county) and Milton (Chittenden county), 24 inches in Charlotte (Chittenden county), 22 inches in Jeffersonville (Lamoille county), Underhill and Jericho (Chittenden county), 18 inches in Canaan (Essex county) and Sheldon Springs (Franklin county), 16 inches in Cambridge (Lamoille county), 14 inches in Barton (Orleans county), Danby (Rutland county) and Lincoln (Addison county).
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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 0 340.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 125.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 01/02/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 340.00K 0.00K