While winter has arrived in the west with double-digit snowfall totals for many mountains, it’s not looking so white on the other side of the country––in fact, temperatures are breaking records in Vermont.
Mount Mansfield in northern Vermont has yet to experience a temperature drop below 32ºF, the latest first freeze on record. The previous latest, according to VT Digger, was October 6th in 2011, and at 55ºF Wednesday’s low was nowhere near.
The second week in October saw overnight lows at what average highs should be, with temperatures 10+ degrees above normal.
“The daytime highs haven’t been overly high, but it’s just been the fact that overnight, we haven’t really been cooling off a whole lot.”
– Robert Haynes, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Burlington
The first inch of snow usually arrives around October 15.
The forecast, however, is calling for snow today and tomorrow, so it looks like things are about to change. Fingers crossed…