Snowy Peaks in the Distance

2013-11-25 18:01:48.000 – Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

Killington on the horizon behind Bretton Woods

Another beautiful day on the summit! As we push our way closer and closer to the official start of winter (December 21st), the mountain is looking more and more snowy! After reading the official summit snowfall total so far for the month of 32.1 inches, I was a bit surprised. However, after reviewing our average monthly snowfall of 37.8 inches for the month of November on the summit, it seems as if we’re approximately on track with snowfall so far! It’s really hard to picture that much snow on the ground, since much of it has either blown off of the summit or melted in the sun and above-freezing temperatures.

The trails on the distant ski areas, like Stowe, Jay Peak and Killington, are becoming much more visible by the day! And the closer ski mountains like Wildcat and Bretton Woods look to have excellent coverage! If you’re excited about the snow on the summit, you should take a look at the University of Vermont’s website monitoring the Mansfield snow stake, high on the slopes of Mount Mansfield! They’ve had some early season dumps (along with melt outs), but consistently report impressive snow depths.

 

Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

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