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Event Frost/Freeze
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Begin Date 04/28/2012 02:00:00 EST-5
End Date 04/30/2012 08:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 50.00K
Episode Narrative Several consecutive days of sub-freezing temperatures from the morning of April 28th to the morning of April 30th lead to damaging and possibly devastating killing freezes for various fruit-bearing crops in Vermont. Although these temperatures may not be seasonably uncommon, the preceding record breaking late winter and early spring warmth accelerated bud development in fruit crops by 2-3 weeks.

The climatological milder Champlain and lower Connecticut River valleys likely witnessed the greater damage due to greater progression into the growing season, thus more susceptible. However, minimum temperatures in the teens and lower 20s likely impacted other regions as well. Fruit crop damage estimates may exceed 25 percent of normal harvest.
Event Narrative Minimum temperatures lower into the lower to mid 20s for three consecutive nights.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 1.150M
EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) EASTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) EASTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
WINDSOR (ZONE) WINDSOR (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 125.00K
WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) WESTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) WESTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) WESTERN CHITTENDEN (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) WESTERN ADDISON (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 125.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) EASTERN RUTLAND (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
GRAND ISLE (ZONE) GRAND ISLE (ZONE) VT 04/28/2012 02:00 EST-5 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 1.150M