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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Begin Date 02/05/2011 19:00:00 EST-5
End Date 02/06/2011 04:00:00 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, potent upper atmospheric system, as well as a developing surface low, raced across the Ohio River Valley during the afternoon of February 5th. This system intensified and moved rapidly across south central New York during the evening (994 mb at 7pm EST) and New England into the Gulf of Maine by early morning of the 6th (980 mb at 1am EST).

This quick-hit storm started around dusk and was largely finished by midnight with snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour. A heavy wet snowfall (8:1 snow/water ratios) of 6 to 12 inches occurred across the northern third of Vermont, 4 to 8 inches of snow and sleet with some freezing rain across the central third of Vermont and primarily sleet and freezing rain with a few inches of snow across southern Vermont. In addition, there were several organized lines of thunderstorms that contained snow, sleet or freezing rain that moved across the entire state between 830 and 10 pm EST.

Snow depths (and Snow water equivalents) after this storm were generally 18 to 30 inches (4 to 6 inches in the valleys with 36 inches or greater (6+ inches) across the higher terrain. This resulted in heavy snow loads and nearly a dozen structure failures of garages, barns and carports. A few of these barn collapses have injured or killed livestock, including in the towns of Chester (Windsor county) and Enosburg Falls (Franklin county) to name a few.
Event Narrative A heavy wet snow as well as 15 to 30 minutes of thundersnows occurred with snowfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, including 10 inches in Island Pond.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 335.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 16:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 16:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 02/05/2011 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEST ADDISON ADDISON CO. VT 02/05/2011 21:15 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 335.00K 0.00K