Vermont Snow Report

April 16 2024
Snowpack Snowfall Totals Forecasts


April 16 2024

Snowpack levels across the state are currently 72% of normal. The deepest snowpack in Vermont was last observed at Averill with a snowpack depth of 13”, about 72% of normal when compared to it's 18" average depth for this time of year. Averill, perched at an elevation of 1,709 ft., is currently experiencing some of the coldest temps in Vermont with air temps last recorded at 40 degrees.

More snowfall is expected this week, and areas like Johnson 2 N are forecasted to receive up to 2" of snowfall in the next 5 days.




In Vermont, snowpack conditions vary across its numerous mountain ranges, which contribute to the state's water supply through runoff rivers and watersheds. The Green Mountains, particularly the northern and central sections, receive the highest snowfall due to orographic lifting from prevailing northwest winds. Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak, often boasts the deepest snowpack. The snowpack in these ranges is crucial as it slowly melts during spring, replenishing rivers like the Winooski, Lamoille, and Mad, which feed into Lake Champlain. Winter climate characteristics in Vermont include average temperatures ranging from 10°F to 30°F (-12°C to -1°C) and an annual snowfall of around 80 inches (200 cm). Interesting facts about snow science in Vermont include the establishment of the world's first snow research station on Mount Mansfield in 1934 by Wallace Atwood, contributing to advancements in avalanche forecasting and snowpack analysis.

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