This day in weather history.
*Dun, dun, duuuuuuuunnnnnn!*
Sound the trumpets for the announcement. Time to remember!
Luckily I got an e-mail from my director, Adam, who sent me a link to these pictures that he and his family took. The pictures are from St. Albans, VT on the morning of the 28th of April, 2010. I say luckily because I would have forgotten about this event! Notice how heavy the snow looks in this picture, sticking to everything and taking down trees and shrubs.
I asked viewers on facebook about their thoughts regarding this event. I accidentally said 'what are your good thoughts about the storm?' I was reminded that some weren't happy about it :)
I will admit, I wasn't here for this storm. I was still working at an ABC affiliate in Winchester, Virginia. Actually as a matter of fact, I recall the winter of '09-'10 being a very interesting one. We got slammed with heavy snow twice that winter in Virginia and over to Washington, D.C. with two separate storms giving us 18"+ of snow and then it went out to sea, missing the North Country.
As for this particular storm, since I wasn't around I don't recall what happened or why. By the looks of it, the temperature was close to that freezing mark which made for the heavy, wet snow. The trees were down and there were leaves out in some shrubbery, which weighed the accumulation down even more.
As a side note, more 'winter-like-weather' will be here for this upcoming weekend (April 27-29, 2012). A freeze warning is in effect midnight-10 a.m. Saturday for the Champlain Valley.
Again this is for the night of April 27 into 28, 2012. The growing season has started early this year because of unusual warmth in 2012. However these spring frosts/freezes aren't so unusual. Refer to one of my previous blogs regarding the average dates for last frost/freezes.
Temperatures will be dropping well into the 20s, ranging from 18-28° and those numbers are low enough to cause heavy damage to the buds. I'm interested to see how the vegetation makes it out of this weekend.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier