It sure seems like winter has arrived! In fact, it's becoming the "typical" Vermont so many of us are familiar with…the SUN-LESS Vermont. Oh, yes.
While so many, including myself, have certainly welcomed some snow (we've even done the snow dance to make the white stuff come down), I would appreciate a little balance here with some sunshine in between.
It's funny, I'm being very hypocritical here because I always laugh when people complain about the weather (if it's hot, they want cold…if it's cold, they want it hot…if it's snowless….well, you get the picture). Now I'm the one saying, "Geez, I wish the weather would change".
But, can you blame me? It's been a solid 8 days without a full day of sun for me. Sure, a poke here or there, 10-15 minutes, but that's about it. In fact, most of Vermont hasn't seen the sun in full since Saturday December 15th!!! There are some exceptions to this rule…Dec 20 did have a few hours of sun in the valleys of southern VT, and just to the west of the Green mountains…same goes for Friday (that day of high wind)…some clearing developed long enough for a whole lot of rainbows to emerge just west of the Green Mountains as down-slope drying developed.
Otherwise, it's been a cloudy, gray stretch!
The forecast, at last, features some sun for Monday. Now granted we don't get a small inversion layer anywhere to trap excess moisture to the Earth's surface, we should see plenty of sunshine on Monday (Christmas Eve). Then the rest of the week returns to a cloudy (and snowy) streak. See the full forecast here!
On the up side, here are some of the ski area snow totals for the last 7 days (courtesy of snocountry.com-for most, this total does NOT include whatever fell Sunday)…
Bolton Valley: 25-30"
Bromley Mtn: 8-9"
Burke Mtn: 13"
Jay Peak: 19-30"
Middlebury Snow Bowl: 13"
Smugglers' Notch: 29"