Sure, this week’s nor’easter has been a big deal, shuttering the big cities of the I-95 corridor and delivering as much as 40″+ of snowfall to parts of upstate New York.
But you know a snow storm is a really big deal when the biggest city in Vermont, yes, Vermont, recorded its second-biggest snowstorm on record.
Burlington, Vermont officially recorded 30.1″ of snow from the nor’easter, making it the second-biggest snowstorm on record, and the biggest since an early January 2010 blizzard dumped 33.1″ on the city of slightly more than 40,000 people. The storm finally wound down on Wednesday afternoon after the two-and-a-half-foot dumping, but not after leaving interior New England and New York with far more snow than typically expected for the middle of March.
To put this storm into perspective, Burlington averages 15.8″ of snow – for the entire month of March. One storm nearly doubled that, and guess what, more snow is on tap.
The week ahead promises more snow for northern Vermont and the region hardest hit by this week’s major bout of snowfall. Another system will move through on Saturday and Sunday, potentially delivering a few more inches of wet snowfall to the area. For ski country, this is a terrific burst of late-season snow. For spring ready Vermonters, this may be a little extra salt in the wound.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this system and winter’s firm grip on the East.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Cover photo courtesy: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets