You know, I haven't put away my ski equipment yet. My ski pants and jacket still hang from hooks in my entryway. My boot bag has been waiting patiently in the corner of my office. I think I might have to take my gear out for another spin at the end of the week because IT IS SNOWING in northern Vermont again!
This was the word from the National Weather Service as of 7 a.m. today:
* 6 TO 12 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED BEGINNING THIS MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND NORTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED AREAS WILL HAVE SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ... ESPECIALLY IN THE JAY PEAK AREA.
* HEAVY WET SNOW COULD RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES...WHICH IN TURN MAY CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THIS WILL BE A CONCERN TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.
A look at this chart of expected storm totals shows that the highest peaks along the spine of the northern Green Mountains (Mt. Mansfield, Bolton, Madonna, Jay, and their neighbors...) could get more than a foot of snow: <link http: www.erh.noaa.gov btv html stormtotalsnow stormtotalsnow.shtml>
Have I mentioned that Jay is open Thursday to Sunday this week?
Top photo: Snow is starting to accumulate at lower elevations in Chittenden County, Vermont. [Afternoon update: This tulip is now buried under wet snow and the greenery that was around it. RIP.]
Bottom photo: A Web cam in Underhill, Vermont, (on the west side of Mt. Mansfield) shows big, wet snowflakes.