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Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-04-27 14:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2010-04-28 15:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Surface low pressure across the Ohio River Valley on April 26th slowly moved across the southern New England coast into the Gulf of Maine on the 27th and 28th. Meanwhile, a cold, strong upper atmospheric area of low pressure moved from Quebec across northern New England.
This resulted in an abnormally cold, unstable and moist air mass across northern New York and northern Vermont which produced largely orthographically enhanced snowfall across the Vermont-Canadian border as well as the higher terrain of the northern Green Mountains, northern Champlain Valley and northern Connecticut River Valley.
The snow began in western Vermont by mid-morning of the 27th and across eastern Vermont during the afternoon and continued overnight before it slowly diminished during the late morning and afternoon hours of the 28th. Accumulations of a heavy, wet snow ranged from 4 to 12 inches in the valleys with 10 to 24 inches above 800 feet elevation in favored northwest facing slope communities. This heavy wet snowfall resulted in numerous downed tree limbs, branches and trees which caused scattered power outages that affected over 20,000 customers.
Some specific snowfall totals included; 4 inches in Cornwall (Addison county), Isle La Motte (Grand Isle county), Chelsea (Orange county), 6 inches in Swanton (Franklin county), NWS Burlington in South Burlington (Chittenden county), 8 inches in Essex Junction (Chittenden county), Stowe (Lamoille county), Newport (Orleans county) and Waterbury (Washington county) with 12 inches in South Lincoln (Addison county), Lyndonville (Caledonia county), Enosburg Falls (Franklin county), Brownington (Orleans county) and Marshfield (Washington county), 16 inches in Hardwick (Caledonia county), Sheldon Springs (Franklin county) and North Calais (Washington county), 20 inches in Walden (Caledonia county) and 24 inches in Jeffersonville (Lamoille county), Nashville and North Underhill (Chittenden 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 0 150.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 08:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 08:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 09:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 10:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 10:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 12:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 12:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 13:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 14:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 04/27/2010 15:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K