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Event Winter Storm
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-01 11:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-02-02 03:00:00.0 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 An arctic high pressure system was located across New England and New York on January 31st into the morning hours of February 1st. Meanwhile, a powerful storm system moved from the southern Plains on the morning of January 31st into the Ohio River Valley by the morning of February 1st and then across New England during the night of February 1st. This storm system transported a great deal of moisture and milder air above a surface that had a cold, dry airmass established across the region.
This resulted in a significant wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain across portions of north central and northeast Vermont. Snow began by late morning on February 1st across Vermont and changed to sleet and freezing rain during the afternoon that continued during the night, before changing back to snow showers prior to ending during the early morning hours of the 2nd.
Combined snow and sleet accumulations across portions of north central and northeast Vermont was 3 to 7 inches along with accumulating ice between one quarter to under one half an inch. This wintry mix accounted for hazardous road conditions, numerous vehicle accidents and multiple school, civic and government closings on February 1st. In addition, very strong winds along the exposed hilltops in Washington, eastern Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans counties resulted in scattered wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and power outages.
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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 90.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA (ZONE) CALEDONIA (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ORANGE (ZONE) ORANGE (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ESSEX (ZONE) ESSEX (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) EASTERN FRANKLIN (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LAMOILLE (ZONE) LAMOILLE (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) VT 02/01/2008 11:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 90.00K 0.00K