New England Daily Snow
By Jay Cordeira, Meteorologist Posted 3 months ago December 4, 2023
An ongoing storm has dropped 3-10" of new snow across elevated regions of New England. Light snows continues on Monday into Tuesday with quiet weather expected into the weekend.
Short Term Forecast
A low pressure system is currently sitting on top of Burlington, Vermont on Monday morning with a wedge of warmer air (30s) working its way into western New England. Farther east, snow continues to fall into slightly cooler air over Maine. The storm system will slowly weaken and drift over New England on Monday with continued lingering light mountain snows.
Current radar as of 7AM Monday morning.
Snow fell in earnest on Sunday afternoon across central and northern New England, especially at elevations above ~1500-2000 feet. I made the drive across Rt. 9 at ~2PM from Brattleboro to Bennington and it was a snow globe of wet aggregate snowflakes well before Hogback all the way through Woodford.
Snowfall accumulations were once again regionally and elevation dependent with heavy wet snow falling across south/central Vermont and New Hampshire with drier snows across northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and into Maine. Observations from the National Weather Service were generally in the 2-9" range with higher totals across elevations above ~1500-2000 feet. Mt. Washington reported 15.3" of new snow in the 24-hour period ending at 8AM on Monday.
National Weather Service snowfall observations as of 7:30AM on Monday.
Snowfall resort reports ranged from 6" at Stowe, 10" at Burke and Sugarloaf, and 11" at Sugarbush (their snowstake below at 3125' had just under 9"). Killington reported in with 7". Overall these totals are within the ranges expected (perhaps slightly on the low end); however, some additional snowfall is expected through Monday that will boost a few of these totals.
As low pressure moves drifts across New England, with some upper-level support arriving on Monday afternoon, additional snows are expected at elevations across the region. Additional snowfall totals are expected to be generally be 1-2" with 2-4" possible at locally favored spots in northern Vermont and in the Whites. Otherwise, relatively quiet weather will be in store for the remainder of the week with a general warming trend into next weekend.
24-hour snowfall totals from the NAM model for 7AM Monday through 7AM Tuesday.
ECMWF ensemble grid for 24-hour snowfall at Rutland, Vermont through mid-December.
The generally quiet pattern should hold through the weekend with odds of snow returning again sometime next week. Note, however, that the ensemble models are both (ECMWF and GFS) suggesting that a storm will move up to our west on Sunday. We will have to watch for increasing temperatures and dewpoint temperatures ahead of this system producing soft conditions, potentially heavy rain, and strong southerly winds on Saturday into Sunday.
Ensemble mean solutions for a late-weekend storm moving through the eastern Great Lakes.
The next forecast will likely get posted on Wednesday.
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