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13 March 2014

Snow Storm March 2014

Its almost 24 hours since the snow began falling here in Vergennes, Vermont. Looking outside in the yard, some snow drifts peak above two feet deep, and a few over ground that was shoveled clear. The wind sounds as windy as it was last night. The snow is light flakes mixed in with blowing snow. I can't get through the drifts to find a place to measure how deep the snow is. I estimate over a foot of snow at around 15-16 inches.
A good resource to learn the snow amounts in your area, besides going into your yard to measure, is your local television station. An online search with the fewest clicks brings up ABC Channel 22, WVNY, listed in search results as MyChamplainValley.com, with the fantastic link below to the NOAA.
Snow drift peak height, 13 March 2014

Check out the snow accumulations in the area at NOAA Unofficial Snow Amounts, Vermont. In  Middlebury, twenty minutes south of here reports 18.0 inches of snowfall.

Drifting snow on the roads will make for difficult traveling. Drive Safely.


Downtown Main Street Intersection, Vergennes, VT




The walk to the Post Office downtown was interesting today. The piles of plowed snow are everywhere.

Main Street looking North




The sidewalks weren't all plowed and shoveled on this no school day, (and with all the digging out that had to be done). Walking along parts of Main Street (instead of the deep sidewalk snow) was slow going. Thankfully, vehicles were driving carefully on the snow and slush covered road. There are places on the sidewalks and roads that are ice under the snow.


Sweet Charity Thrift Shop, 13 March 2014



The two thrift stores were closed. I'd call ahead to be sure where you want to go is open.
Luigi's the pizza shop has a sign on the door
Open at 4 PM.








Main & Green St, Vergennes, VT

10 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhh - stay warm, my friend. I hope Spring is not far off for you - Happy Thursday...Tanya

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  2. Hi Tanya,
    The sun is out! The wind and snow stopped earlier as forecast.
    I hope your week has been going well.

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  3. I feel for you....It was nasty here also but not as bad a what you got....Thats a LOT of snow.

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    1. Hi Dee,
      I've seen pictures of Michigan snow.
      Snow is snow in relative terms, its cold and gets in the way unless you are sledding or skiing.

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  4. Dear Maywyn - you really got hit terribly hard. We were far enough south that we had just a small amount of snow. I was watching the weather channel and knew all of you New Englander's were getting a real blizzard - let's hope it is the last for this year.

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      You've had your share of winter weather there in Ohio.
      We lucked out up here when farther south was being hammered with snow and ice. I think winter wanted one last swipe at northern Northeast for balance...Prayers the lion is content.

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  5. I can't believe it's still snowing there. Keep warm. Hopefully spring will be there soon.

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    1. Hi Loree,
      The snow stopped early this morning before 8 AM (when I woke from nap #1).
      The sun is still out. I'm hoping for a slow spring melt with little flooding.

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  6. This is where California really diverges from the Northeast:).

    I may or may not have planted lettuce and radishes today.

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    1. Hello and welcome LPC
      Planting sounds good. Around here, maybe after the next snow storm. :)

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