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Winter Storm Watch issued by NWS in Burlington, VT

With Wilma quickly approaching, snow looks likely for much of Vermont and Upstate New York:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
327 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005

...HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH
COUNTRY TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP OFF THE CAPE HATTERAS
COAST THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARD CAPE COD BY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL SPREAD ABUNDANT MOISTURE INTO OUR
REGION FROM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY. LIGHT RAIN WILL
DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHERN VERMONT BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND
SPREAD INTO THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN NEW YORK BY MID
MORNING.

HOWEVER...THE AIR MASS WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE RAIN
QUICKLY OVER TO ALL SNOW ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY
AT TIMES ABOVE 1000 FEET BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

FOR THE GREEN MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT THE AIR
MASS WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW BY LATE TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND COULD BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE EVENING
HOURS.

THIS HEAVY WET SNOW...COMBINED WITH NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF
20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN WILL
CAUSE DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND OTHER LOWER ELEVATION LOCATIONS WILL SEE
A CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY WITH SOME LIGHT
SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.


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