Not here! Skiers have been waiting for a burst of snow but unfortunately the cold pattern we’ve just entered will not produce.
Tonight, freezing rain and sleet will muck up the ski slopes in Vermont, but thankfully there will be little melting with temperatures in the low 30s. I am expecting travel problems Friday morning especially on the east slopes of the Green Mountains away from the Connecticut River Valley where subfreezing cold will stay longest. On the left is a temperature forecast for 7 a.m. Friday morning from the 12z NAM. You can see the 32 degree isotherm straddling the spine of the Greens down to the Massachusetts border with the coldest weather on the east slopes and especially across New Hampshire. Freezing rain is likely for a period of time early Friday across a large chunk of northern New England.
Beyond Friday I’m expecting a solid 48-72 hours of snowmaking weather in the higher elevations of southern and central Vermont. Daytime highs will stay below freezing about 3000 feet with overnight lows in the teen. Very low dew points and relatively light winds will make conditions good for the snow guns.
Early next week looks good with fair weather, light winds, cold nights and seasonable days. Rain may enter the picture on Thursday but we’ll deal with that when it arrives. I’m still hopefully we can squeeze out a snow event sometime in the first 10 days of December.