What a couple of days it has been!
Several cities did end up breaking records Monday, November 12. The warmest location was 75° in Massena, NY. The record high temperatures were not only broken, but smashed in some cases. For instance Montpelier/Barre broke their previous record (62° in 1982) with a new high Monday of 69°!
That warm air is a thing of the past though. We reached our high temperature at midnight this morning (Tuesday @ 12:00a.m.). On the left are pictures of the midnight temperatures and then the 7 a.m. pictures, both courtesy the National Weather Service - Burlington. It's going to be one of those backwards days! The high will come at 12:00 a.m. and the low will come at 11:59 p.m.
A strong cold front has moved through. This means a solid 30° drop in temps from Monday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon! It has resulted in some pretty hefty rain though. Rain totals have ranged from about a quarter-inch to three-quarters of an inch. There is an image on the left courtesy Mesowest of 12-hour precip accumulation ending at 8 a.m. This has been on par with what we were expecting, maybe slightly more as I capped my forecast at about 0.50."
On the tail end of this was snow! Colder air has rushed into the region, changing rain to snow at Bolton Valley Ski Resort at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. On the left is a picture from Bolton, courtesy the ski resort in northwest Vermont. I also got reports of snow at 1,600 feet elevation at Jay Peak, VT around 7:30 a.m. and snow mixing with rain in Stamford, VT around 1,800 feet elevation at 8 a.m. My forecast Tuesday morning called for a dusting to two inches of snow 1,500' and above through midday Tuesday.
Now where do we go? Well back to reality! Temperatures will be 'seasonably cool' through the end of the week and early next week. It will be dry too, and the mountain ski resorts will likely be making/blowing snow for much of the week. Also we will air a piece from Chief Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin on the upcoming winter season. She has been working hard on a seasonal forecast for this upcoming winter. Will it be wild? Will it be sub-par? You'll find out! We're airing it at 10 p.m. on Fox44 and 11 p.m. Abc 22, as well as the following morning between 5-7 a.m. on Abc 22 and 7-9 a.m. on Fox 44 Wednesday, November 14.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier