I really can't take anymore. I still have a 10 foot drift blocking a window and snow up to five feet deep behind the house. I got to the barn before this week's snow only because it was so crusted that I could walk over it. Now I can't get to the barn again and the cats can't get out there either. I thought of going to Anna's in New Haven to sit out this storm and start my "spring break." But they say the wet snow could bring down the lines and I can't leave the house when I may lose power, water, and heat. So I cried. We will get anywhere from one to three feet more. They can't tell us how much because it is a "massive storm", "a complicated and tricky situation."
I have stopped crying and now I am trying to re-think myself into winter: movies, cooking, reading, blogging. It isn't working well. I am going to try denial tomorrow.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
407 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007
...ANOTHER LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE NORTH COUNTRY SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...
.LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON WILL MOVE QUICKLY NORTHEAST TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY EARLY SUNDAY... AND INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY LATER SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL THEN REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY BEFORE SLIDING SLOWLY OFFSHORE MONDAY NIGHT. AS THE LOW APPROACHES ... COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE WILL FEED INTO THE REGION OFF THE ATLANTIC DURING SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW TO OVERSPREAD THE ENTIRE REGION DURING SUNDAY. AS TEMPERATURES COOL SUNDAY NIGHT ... PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO HEAVY WET SNOW ACROSS MANY AREAS ...WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY BY MONDAY MORNING. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ONCE AGAIN MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN AT TIMES DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY ... LIMITING ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS TO NORTHERN AREAS OF VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK. PRECIPITATION WILL THEN SLOWLY TAPER OFF AND CHANGE BACK TO LIGHT SNOW MONDAY NIGHT.
DUE TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF WET HEAVY SNOW ... THE POTENTIAL EXISTS THAT SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR IN AREAS WHERE SNOW LOAD BECOMES EXCESSIVE. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY ... YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... AS TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS ACROSS THE AREA.
SOUTHEASTERN ST. LAWRENCE - SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN CLINTON - WESTERN ESSEX - ORLEANS - ESSEX - LAMOILLE - CALEDONIA- WASHINGTON -
EASTERN FRANKLIN - EASTERN CHITTENDEN - EASTERN ADDISON - INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... STAR LAKE ... SARANAC LAKE ... TUPPER LAKE ... DANNEMORA ... LAKE PLACID ... NEWPORT ... ISLAND POND ... JOHNSON ... STOWE ... ST. JOHNSBURY ... MONTPELIER ... ENOSBURG FALLS ... RICHFORD ... UNDERHILL ... BRISTOL ... RIPTON
407 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT ... AS WELL AS ALL OF NORTHERN NEW YORK ... FOR HEAVY SNOW IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES. THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EDT MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD ALL OF THE WARNING AREA DURING THE LATE MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS ON SUNDAY. AS TEMPERATURES COOL SUNDAY NIGHT ... PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW ... WHICH WILL FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. AS MILDER AIR FILTERS INTO THE REGION DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY ... SNOW WILL ONCE AGAIN MIX WITH ... AND POSSIBLY CHANGE TO RAIN AT TIMES ACROSS THE REGION. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TO VARY WIDELY DURING THIS EVENT ... WITH THE HEAVIEST TOTALS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS. ELSEWHERE ... ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 7 TO 14 INCHES ... THOUGH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS.
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ... YOUR LOCAL MEDIA ... OR GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV / BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.