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President Obama declared Vermont a federal disaster area yesterday. Photos, video, and other reports show widespread damage especially to roadways and bridges along waterways. Governor Shumlin told the AP: “We haven’t seen flooding like this, certainly since the early part of the 1900s.”
Middlebury both town and College appear to have escaped mostly unscathed. According to the College Horticulturalist Tim Parsons:
No major problems occurred on campus. Facilities was busy with their usual leaks here and there, but it didn’t seem any more significant than another big rain. We’d spent a chunk of Friday mobilizing for the storm; gassing and sharpening chain saws, getting wet vacs ready, checking pumps. Monday morning dawned clear and fresh, and revealed a mid September amount of fallen leaves, along with a plethora of sticks. Some large branches broke in the wind, as well as having a couple of trees topple over. Overall, however, I was pleased with the relative lack of tree damage.
The town of Middlebury reported on their Facebook page: “Just a reminder to all that downtown Middlebury is open with no road closures whatsoever. All businesses, restaurants, theater, etc. are open and ready for business.” The lack of damage is remarkable as neighboring towns did not fare as well. Nearby East Middlebury was evacuated during the storm and the town of Brandon experienced severe flooding damage. The Addison Independent writes that Bristol residents are being asked to boil their water.
In case you live in Ross and haven’t had to go outside today, it is booger-in-your-nostril-freezing cold outside and it’s only going to get colder: The Weather Channel predicts a low of 23 degrees below zero by early tomorrow morning, and it might not get back above zero until Tuesday.
According to the Burlington Free Press, temperatures tomorrow morning could be the coldest the area has had in a decade. Temperatures in the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont could get as cold as 40 below.
For those of you who are not used to freakishly cold weather like this, here are some tips I found from a Free Press blog on how to deal with the cold:
- Stay inside as much as possible! Early risers, take the day off from your morning jog tomorrow. Extended exposure to air this cold could lead to frostbite (which will result in loss of feeling and paleness in the areas affected) or, if you get into real trouble, hypothermia.
- If you do go outside, several loose, lightweight layers is better than one really heavy layer of clothing. Make sure to wear a hat and gloves too, to protect all of your extremities from exposure to the air.
- Cover your mouth with a scarf or a neckwarmer to protect your lungs.
- If you have a car, make sure the gas tank is at least half-full.
- Be very careful about ice, it will get you when you least expect it.
For more information, this website has a lot of information.
Keep warm everybody. It could be worse, it is 56 below zero in Bettles, Alaska.
I’ve been absent from blogging, but I am back to give you the scoop Midd’s weather. I hope everyone’s breaks were relaxing and necessary. Please send me photos of your adventures over break to @mkanter, I’ll post them on the blog.
I’ve heard many complaints the weather recently. Since we are well into the fall season, it can be expected to see snow flurries like we did last week! I predict we won’t see snow for several more days, but the white stuff will be arriving before we know it. Tuesday the southerly wind will bring warm moist air into the Champlain Valley, expect clouds and a high temperature of near 70 degrees. Tuesday night it’ll stay relatively warm with a low of around 60, but the clouds will increase and the raindrops will fall. A rumble of thunder or two may occur well into the night and into the early morning hours. Wednesday unfortunately the rain will linger, with a thunderstorm or two before lunchtime and high temperature of 68. Wednesday Night, the southerly wind will persist, so expect lows to remain above average, around 50, but we’ll see partial clearing. Thursday expect a typical fall day with partly cloudy skies, gusty winds, and a high around 58. Later in the week I will give you your HALLOWEEN forecast! Check out these weather photos from our friends out west .