Good morning, and it looks like winter is still here for the New Year, with temperatures in the single digits in northern and central Vermont, and the teens and twenties across southern Vermont. It is, however, forecast to be much warmer today than yesterday up north - in the 20s across central Vermont, and in the 30s across the south. It's unfortunately looking like there will be some weather for the New Years weekend - rain, snow, ice, you name it, as temps go up above freezing and some weather patterns move in from the west.
Welcome, 2012. But, we did have great news yesterday - the last state highway closed by Irene, Rte. 107, reopened for traffic. It's an engineering marvel - they've built it for "Irene + 2", or Irene flooding plus 2 feet, and they did it in 4 months to the day. Great work.
The National Weather Service in Burlington issued the following Winter Weather Advisory:
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to noon EST Saturday...
* Locations... all of northern New York and Vermont.
* Hazard types... a mix of light snow... sleet... and freezing rain.
* Accumulations... snow and sleet accumulations of up to 1
inch... along with light ice accumulations.
* Timing... light mixed precipitation is expected to develop in the
evening hours over northern New York and spread into Vermont
during the night. The mixed precipitation will continue through
the morning hours on Saturday.
* Impacts... light accumulations of ice... snow... and sleet will
make for hazardous travel conditions.
* Winds... south to southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
* Temperatures... mid 20s to lower 30s tonight and in the 30s on Saturday.
* Visibilities... 3 to 5 miles in mixed precipitation.