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By Jay Cordeira, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago February 29, 2024

Colder for a day

Summary

A cold front brought a sharp drop in temperature, strong winds, and snow on Wednesday night to the North Country. Thursday is setting up for cold and blustery weather, but a rebound is in store for the weekend.

Update

A cold front blasted through the region on Wednesday night bringing a sharp decrease in temperature, strong winds, and a changeover from rain to snow across New England. In some locations, temperatures dropped almost 10F in a matter of minutes and >20F in an hour. 

Radar animation from *Wednesday night* between 8:30PM and 10:00PM. 

Radar animation from *Thursday morning* between 6:00AM and 8:15AM.

The changeover to snow on gusty westerly winds kept upslope snows ongoing overnight into the early morning hours on Thursday. Even some organized lake-effect snow bands managed to extend far downstream across New York State into portions of western New England. In total, the post-frontal and upslope snow showers piled up to several inches across the North Country, including the following reports: 

  • Jay Peak (VT): 4"
  • Smugglers' Notch (VT): 2"
  • Sugarbush (VT): 1"
  • Stowe (VT): 2"
  • Killington (VT): 2"
  • Mt. Washington (NH): 0"
  • Bretton Woods (NH): 2"
  • Waterville Valley (NH): 1"
  • Sugarloaf (ME): 0"

Additional reports via the CoCoRaHS Mapping System include amounts of a trace (T) to 2.2" as seen below.

CoCoRaHS Mapping System snowfall reports from reporters across the North Country of Vermont and New Hampshire by 8:45AM on Thursday morning.

Conditions

Several resorts are experiencing wind holds on Thursday morning and a few resorts opted to remained closed to due to the weather and flash freeze. Please take a look at resort conditions and status before heading out.

Outlook

Most major models continue to suggest that temperatures will rebound into the weekend with rain showers likely on Saturday afternoon. The rain showers likely also persist into early next week with another round of moderate rain toward the end of the week. The forecast maps from the GFS and ECMWF ensembles for next Thursday evening are shown below.

GFS and ECMWF ensemble mean forecast maps along the East Coast for next Thursday (8 March) at 7PM.

Thanks for reading this quick update. Look for a longer DailySnow on Friday morning. 

-Dr. Jay

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