Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 10:19 AM EDT on March 13, 2014
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
The National Weather Service in Burlington continues the Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow... until 8 PM EDT this evening.
* Locations... Champlain Valley... as well as central and northern
Vermont... including the Northeast Kingdom.
* Hazard types... snow and blowing snow.
* Accumulations... an additional 1 to 3 inches of snowfall... mainly
through early this afternoon. Storm total snowfall of 12 to 20
inches... with localized amounts up to 24 inches across central
and north-central Vermont.
* Maximum snowfall rate... up to a half inch per hour... mainly
this morning through early afternoon.
* Timing... periods of moderate snow will gradually diminish across
the warning area through early this afternoon... then taper off
to light snow showers or flurries. Strong winds through the day
will maintain areas of blowing and drifting snow throughout
the remainder of this morning and through this afternoon.
* Impacts... dangerous travel expected with very low visibility in
snow and blowing snow. Near blizzard conditions with
visibilities below one quarter of a mile and brief wind gusts up
to 35 mph at times... gradually improving this afternoon.
* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Temperatures... highs 13 to 19.
* Visibilities... below one quarter mile at times in snow and
blowing snow... especially late this morning into the early
afternoon... then improving.
Check your heating vents. Snow can cover vents... particularly
those that are low to the ground. Blocked vents can cause deadly
Carbon monoxide to back up into the home. Carbon monoxide is a
colorless and odorless gas that can cause injury or death. All
homeowners are advised to have working Carbon monoxide detectors
in the home and to get out and call for help if it sounds.
Symptoms of Carbon monoxide poisoning include lethargy and
nausea. If you use a generator... use it outside away from the
Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... your local media... or
go to www.Weather.Gov/Burlington for further updates on this
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