We can say we have gotten more snow than last year!
So far in the 2012-2013 winter season, the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, VT has received (inches of snow):
Last year at this time it was:
The total Burlington received at the airport in all of 2011-2012 was:
If you're keeping track at home, this puts our annual snowfall at
when comparing it to an average amount through this date.
On the left you'll find a daily chart starting December 1 and going through January 6. I laid this out with accumulating snow at the Burlington Int'l Airport (KBTV) for daily accumulated snowfall. The lower graph shows the running total since December 1. So if we got 2", then another 5" the next day, it would add up to 7". That's how that graph works.
Well it didn't take much but we did beat last year. That answers the question many people were asking me earlier this past fall, "Are we going to get more snow than we did last year??" Of course I answered yes :) Mostly because it's hard to get less than last year. I estimated a projected ~65" of snow for our entire season when I made my forecast in October. At this rate though, we're on pace to get 111" for Burlington's annual total. I don't think we'll get that high, but for reference our average annual snowfall is around 80 inches.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier