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Snowfall Update


Resort totals are piling in on Saturday morning with 18-24" reports coming out of southern and central Vermont and in the Whites. Additional snowfall on Saturday will add ~1-3" in Vermont, ~3-6" in New Hampshire, and ~6-12" in Maine.


National Weather Service Snowfall Reports as of 7AM Saturday December 17.

Our ongoing snowstorm continues to deliver across the North Country on Saturday. Snowfall reports into the National Weather Service here on Saturday morning have totals generally topping out in the 18-24" range at elevated locations in the eastern Adirondacks, northern Berks, and South and Central Greens. We don't have a lot of population areas reporting in the mountains across the Whites or in western Maine. A spot in Tamworth, New Hampshire (outside Ossippee on Rt. 16) reported 16" and similarly Freedom, New Hampshire checked in with 19". The summit of Mt. Washington reported 17.1" so far. Here at OpenSnow New England HQ at 800' ASL in Plymouth, NH: 5" of glop. 

Resort and Mountain Storm-Total Reports on Saturday Morning:
Note that these reports are directly from resort websites....

  • Waterville Valley: >24" at summit; 21" at base 
  • Wildcat: 24"
  • Killington: 22"
  • Okemo: 21" (based on snow board webcam)
  • Mount Snow: 20"
  • Sunday River: 20"
  • Sugarbush: 16"
  • Sugarloaf: 14"
  • Attitash: 12"
  • Smugglers: 6-12"
  • Jay Peak: 8-11"
  • Cannon: 8-11"
  • Stowe: 10"
  • Bretton Woods: 10"
  • Gunstock: 10"
  • Saddleback: 7"

Rest of the Storm

Radar animation ending at 6:45AM on Saturday December 17.

It's still snowing out there as low pressure heads through the Gulf of Maine on Saturday. Snow continues across the mountains in Vermont, New Hampshire, and especially Maine. We'll tack on a few inches across Vermont likely pushing Mount Snow and Killington to the two-foot mark. Wildcat and Waterville will also add to their totals and start climbing toward 30" with 3-6" on deck. Resorts in Maine currently sitting at ~14-20" stand to see the largest additional totals of 6-12".

ECMWF and GFS ensemble forecast storm locations for next Friday Dec 23. 

Once this storm pulls away, we'll be mostly high and dry for the upcoming week until our next storm arrives next Thursday (Dec 22) or Friday (Dec 23). The ECMWF model is on average currently torching the region with some rain where the GFS model is on average holding out for another snowstorm. Cross your fingers for the colder solution.

I'll try to sneak another update in on Sunday, otherwise look for an update on Monday morning. 

-Dr. Jay