Winter Storm Warning in Northern Vermont

This alert expired on February 16, 2021 at 7:00:00 PM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Eastern Chittenden; Eastern Franklin; Essex; Grand Isle; Lamoille; Orleans; Western Chittenden; Western Franklin

Posted February 16, 2021 at 7:32:00 AM EST


* WHAT...Snow with some sleet and freezing rain this morning.
Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, which will come
later in the day.

* WHERE...Most of northern New York and the northern third of

* WHEN...Until 7 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on snow packed and slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain
will come to an end by mid morning. Light snow will redevelop
later this afternoon and evening and this will be the time
period when additional snow accumulations are expected.

Recommended actions

Allow extra time if you have travel plans today and this evening.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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