Snow fall amounts in Vermont are piling up fast for March 7, 2011. The National Weather Service (NOAA) forecast for heavy snow totals of up to 24 inches have already been reported around Burlington and the rest of upstate Vermont on Monday. And while spring may be right around the corner for the rest of the country, this massive March Vermont snowstorm is not over yet. NOAA upgraded the Winter Storm Warning and expects it to last until at least 7:00pm tonight.
Epic Vermont Snowfall Totals
Although some portions of southern Vermont have received between 8-10 inches, other areas such as Jericho have already reported 30-inches of heavy snow. At 12:50pm Monday, South Burlington was reporting snowfall amounts of 23.3 inches. Monday's snowstorm will likely go down in the history books as record-breaking in some Vermont counties.
The Burlington Free Press published an article in Monday's paper. "Epic snowfall wreaks havoc across Vermont. The snow is still falling across Vermont at midday as residents weather a storm that has affected nearly every aspect of life. Not only are schools closed, but all but the most essential state government workers have stayed home. And Burlington’s police chief is making an urgent request. "Stay off the roads. Don’t drive," Chief Mike Schirling said. "Give us a couple of hours to let the Department of Public Works do its job."
School closings were announced late Sunday night for Burlington and surrounding areas for Monday, March 7, 2011. Stay tuned for updates as some area schools will most likely be closed again on Tuesday, March 8th.
Burlington Vermont Winter Storm Warning Until 7 PM EST March 7, 2011
- Locations: Central and northern Champlain Valley as well as parts of northern Vermont.
- Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow.
- Accumulations: 18 to 28 inches of snow.
- Timing: Snow, heavy at times will slowly taper off this afternoon.
- Impacts: Hazardous travel conditions will continue. Gusty north winds will create areas of blowing and drifting snow along with reduced visibilities.
- Winds: Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Vermont Snowfall Totals March 7, 2011
- Cornwall 22.0 inches
- Lyndonville 21.0 inches
- SW Sutton 19.5
- St. Johnsbury 17.8
- Jericho 30.0 inches
- Jericho Center 23.5
- NE South Burlington 23.3
- Swanton 18.1 inches
- Highgate Center 17.5
- Stowe 27.0 inches
- Morrisville 24.5
- S Eden 22.0
- Newport 24.5 inches
- Wallingford 10.0 inches
- Moretown 19.0 inches
- Barre 15.0
- Cabot 15.0
- East Calais 10.5
Sources: Burlington Free Press; The National Weather Service (NOAA); Weather Underground
Photo: Erika Martin