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weather http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/313/all en Jessie Raymond: Photos show a different side of winter http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502jessie-raymond-photos-show-different-side-winter <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jessie Raymond </div> </div> </div> <p> This hasn&rsquo;t been the easiest of winters. Perhaps you&rsquo;ve noticed.</p> <p> Most years we at least get a January thaw, a few gentle days that bolster our spirits enough to get us through the miserable days still to come. This year, we&rsquo;ve had approximately one day above freezing since Labor Day, and enough days below zero that I keep thinking my thermometer is broken. (If only.)</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28777">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502jessie-raymond-photos-show-different-side-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion snow weather winter Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:29:16 +0000 Jessie Raymond 28777 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Vermont has felt its share of cold http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502greg-dennis-vermont-has-felt-its-share-cold <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Greg Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> There&rsquo;s an old story about the Vermont farmer who had his farm in the Connecticut River Valley.</p> <p> Over the years, the river had changed course several times and eventually, out-of-state surveyors were hired to determine exactly where the state line was.</p> <p> When their work was completed, it fell to one of the surveyors to tell the old Vermont farmer that his land was in fact not in Vermont, but was actually in New Hampshire.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m mighty glad to hear that!&rdquo; the farmer said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28768">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502greg-dennis-vermont-has-felt-its-share-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion cold weather winter Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:18:16 +0000 Greg Dennis 28768 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Severe thunderstorm rips through county http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405severe-thunderstorm-rips-through-county <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23617" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201405severe-thunderstorm-rips-through-county"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bridport storm damage 5 29 14 Bridport &#039;tornado&#039;.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bridport storm damage 5 29 14 Bridport &#039;tornado&#039;.jpg" title="Bridport storm damage 5 29 14 Bridport &#039;tornado&#039;.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="99" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AN OMINOUS CLOUD that onlookers believed was a tornado swooshed through Bridport late Tuesday afternoon. Morgan Huestis, a sophomore at Middlebury Union High School, snapped this photo near his West Bridport home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; A severe thunderstorm tore through the heart of Addison County Tuesday afternoon, dumping rain and hail, as well as strong wind gusts that may have been a tornado.</p> <p> The sky to the west, over Lake Champlain, darkened throughout the humid afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Addison and Rutland counties around 4 p.m.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23619">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405severe-thunderstorm-rips-through-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured weather Thu, 29 May 2014 14:00:17 +0000 John McCright 23619 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ripton, Lincoln ready for winter http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208ripton-lincoln-ready-winter <p> RIPTON &mdash; Residents in the climes of Ripton and Lincoln have not had to touch their thermostats for several months, but they are already beginning to think about the cold winter ahead &mdash; and particularly about their neighbors who might not have the resources to stay warm.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12748">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208ripton-lincoln-ready-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Ripton Featured heating weather Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:41:34 +0000 John Flowers 12748 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes slammed by severe rainstorm http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205vergennes-slammed-severe-rainstorm <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11879" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205vergennes-slammed-severe-rainstorm"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Storm-slams-city_9300.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Storm-slams-city_9300.jpg" title="Storm-slams-city_9300.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A VERGENNES MAN views his flooded backyard on South Maple Street in Vergennes after violent storms last Wednesday that dumped two-and-a-half inches of rain in 45 minutes. Photo by Carol Scott </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Heavy rains, lightning and thunder struck most of Addison County last Wednesday afternoon, but no storm slammed any site as hard as the one that targeted Vergennes.</p> <p> According to city public works head Jim Larrow, starting at around 4 p.m. on May 16 two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in 45 minutes, overwhelming many city storm drains and culverts as well as stormwater drainage systems in many Vergennes subdivisions.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11880">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205vergennes-slammed-severe-rainstorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured weather Mon, 21 May 2012 15:24:35 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11880 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dry weather lets farmers get in fields http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204dry-weather-lets-farmers-get-fields <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The warm, dry weather this spring is unusual, but to some farmers it&rsquo;s come as a welcome change from last year.</p> <p> According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, precipitation totals at the Burlington weather station are running about 3.3 inches below average, at just over 7 inches since Jan. 1. Vermont also saw record high temperatures in March. With little precipitation and very little snowmelt, the fields and forests are unusually dry.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11509">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204dry-weather-lets-farmers-get-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture weather Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:27:03 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11509 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Low snowfall, warm temps make history http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204low-snowfall-warm-temps-make-history <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Once upon a time, March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb, but not this year. This past March came in like a lamb and went out like a hot tamale, throwing local residents, businesses and some wildlife for a loop. And the string of 70- and 80-degree days late in March followed an unusually warm and dry winter.</p> <p> How to sum up the winter of 2011-2012?</p> <p> &ldquo;Unprecedented.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11369">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204low-snowfall-warm-temps-make-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County biology business Featured weather Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:04:34 +0000 Andrew Stein 11369 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Beware of more ticks this summer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204beware-more-ticks-summer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11325" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201204beware-more-ticks-summer"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/tick1.thumbnail.JPG" alt="tick1.JPG" title="tick1.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF Health officials are urging residents to be vigilant against an anticipated rise in the deer tick population. Deer ticks are notorious carriers of Lyme disease. In this photo a deer tick caught in Bristol can be seen relative to circles that are 1/64 and 1/32 of an inch across. Photo by Peter Grant </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Like many Addison County residents, Peter Grant thought he would take advantage of the recent mid-March, warm-weather spell by taking a walk behind his Bristol property off Route 116.</p> <p> But roughly 600 feet down a rustic trail, Grant discovered he was taking along some unwanted guests.</p> <p> &ldquo;I saw some little black spots on my pants, and they were moving,&rdquo; Grant said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204beware-more-ticks-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured health ticks weather Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:46:14 +0000 John Flowers 11326 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sugarmakers tap in early http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202sugarmakers-tap-early <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10887" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202sugarmakers-tap-early"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sugaring.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sugaring.jpg" title="Sugaring.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SUGARMAKER DAVE FOLINO checks lines and taps in his Starksboro sugarbush last week. Folino and his two-man crew will have completed installing about 14,000 taps by the end of the week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In his 34 years of maple sugaring, Starksboro&rsquo;s Dave Folino has encountered few winters like this one. With some local spotters noting temperatures soaring eight degrees above average last month and more than six degrees above average in December, the sap has been flowing steadily.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not really a winter,&rdquo; said Folino. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s pretty much a perpetual sugar season.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10888">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202sugarmakers-tap-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment Featured maple syrup weather Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:08:34 +0000 Andrew Stein 10888 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weather Watch: The Sap is Flowing http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202weather-watch-sap-flowing <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10817" style="width: 58px;"><a href="/201202weather-watch-sap-flowing"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_5593_0.thumbnail.JPG" alt="sapsickle" title="sapsickle" class="image image-thumbnail " width="58" height="100" /></a></div> <p> Our roller coaster temperatures have made it difficult to determine just what season it is, but the maple trees have decided that it is spring.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/10818/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/10818">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202weather-watch-sap-flowing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog maple sap spring syrup thaw weather winter Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:23:31 +0000 Charlie Hohn 10818 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Mild weather hurts local businesses http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201mild-weather-hurts-local-businesses <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Mother Nature has delivered Vermont an unseasonably tepid winter so far, leading business owners who depend on snow-related sales looking to the skies for signs of the white stuff.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been crushing for us,&rdquo; said Mike Hussey, director of the Carroll and Jane Rikert Nordic Ski Center in Ripton. &ldquo;Everybody is hungry to ski and just waiting for the snow.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10646">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201mild-weather-hurts-local-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business skiing weather Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:00:07 +0000 Kyle Finck 10646 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weather Watch: January Thaw and the Snow Monster http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201weather-watch-january-thaw-and-snow-monster <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10597" style="width: px;"><a href="/201201weather-watch-january-thaw-and-snow-monster"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_5241.JPG" alt="IMG_5241.JPG" title="IMG_5241.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " /></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/10596/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/10596">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201weather-watch-january-thaw-and-snow-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog cold January thaw thaw weather winter Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:29:28 +0000 Charlie Hohn 10596 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weather: Wet, wild 2011 finished on warm note http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201weather-wet-wild-2011-finished-warm-note <p class="Bodycopy" style="text-indent:0in"> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and even some hail pummeled Addison County residents this past year.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;We had a lot of extremes, mostly in precipitation,&rdquo; said Nathan Foster, the observing program leader for the National Weather Service&rsquo;s (NWS) Burlington office. &ldquo;It was one of our wettest years on record for Vermont.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10517">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201weather-wet-wild-2011-finished-warm-note" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County weather Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:01 +0000 Kyle Finck 10517 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Warm November set some all-time records http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112warm-november-set-some-all-time-records <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; For those Addison County residents who felt November was unseasonably warm, it wasn&rsquo;t a figment of their imaginations. Last month was truly record breaking.</p> <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> According to data documented by National Weather Service observers:</p> <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> &bull;<span style="">&nbsp; </span>South Lincoln had its warmest November on record, with a monthly average of 40.8 degrees. The second warmest November in South Lincoln weather history was in 2006 at 40.3 degrees.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10123">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112warm-november-set-some-all-time-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County weather Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:00:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 10123 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weather Watch: Downsloping and a Temporary Bristol Desert http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112weather-watch-downsloping-and-temporary-bristol-desert <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10096" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/201112weather-watch-downsloping-and-temporary-bristol-desert"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/thanksgivingsnow11.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Snow Totals, November 23, 2011 Storm" title="Snow Totals, November 23, 2011 Storm" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="100" /></a></div> <p>On the day before Thanksgiving, I awoke to see about what I expected to see outside - a couple of inches of wet snow.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/10097/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/10097">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112weather-watch-downsloping-and-temporary-bristol-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog brandon bristol east middlebury Middlebury orwell snow storm Vermont weather winter Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:52:21 +0000 Charlie Hohn 10097 at http://www.addisonindependent.com