Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Weather

Memorial Day is traditionally the unofficial start of summer in this part of the world, but it isn't summer yet at the higher elevations! Below is Mt. Mansfield this morning. The freshly planted corn field is the field across from Quarry Hill Farm on VT-15 in Jeffersonville.

After a temperate but dry spring, we had a week of rain that ended with snow at the higher elevations on Saturday afternoon into Sunday (yesterday). The road through Smugglers Notch was closed Saturday due to snow and remains closed today (Monday). Mt. Mansfield received 13 inches of snow. Several towns in Vermont at 1500 feet in elevation or so received 2-3 inches of snow. Whiteface Mountain in New York received 3 feet of snow! News articles here and here.

We didn't have any snow at home, but it was a cold (37F), rainy day yesterday. It's a beautiful day today, presently 54F.