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Old 03-01-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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The snow on the lawn and in snow banks is up to 3-4 feet high!

How long does it take this amount of snow to melt? Will we still be seeing it in May?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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The snow on the lawn and in snow banks is up to 3-4 feet high!

How long does it take this amount of snow to melt? Will we still be seeing it in May?

This is about as much snow as I've seen since I've lived in Vermont. My spouse says he thinks it will be gone by June, but I think it's sarcasm night. (Watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" DVDs will do that.)
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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August.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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August sounds about right!

It can melt pretty fast once it gets going. There are a few combined elements that will help it along. Warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, rain, and wind all do their share. With snow that deep just keep you fingers crossed that it doesn't happen in two or three days time. Rivers will surely overflow and low lying areas will be come lakes.

You're at the other end of the state from me and you folks got more snow than we did this year. We will be well below zero the next few nights, but it's supposed to warm up (relatively speaking) on the weekend. Things could look very different two weeks from now - or not. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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August.
....and then it will be too hot and humid to do anything.....
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I remember being in St. Johnsbury on April 1 and there being 4-5' of snow on the ground. This would have been somewhere in the 1999-2001 range. That was the most amount of snow on the ground that late in the season that I remember.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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....and then it will be too hot and humid to do anything.....
If we ever have a repeat of 1816 (Year without a Summer), we could have snow in August too...
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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June, August?

Are you serious or are you just busting chops?

Well, if the snow isn't too dirty (wishful thinking), it will be nice to cool off in once the weather gets hot.

I wonder if it will reflect the sunlight so that the high temperature feels less oppressive.

I remember once digging out of a heavy snowstorm in Arpril, in New York. It felt a little bizarre. But that will be nothing compared to snowcover in June.

How are we going to plant our gardens in the spring? Do we just remove the snow from our garden plots and let the sun dry up the mud?

I'm glad I bought rubber boots for this year's mud season.

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Old 03-02-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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My guess is the valleys will be mud by early to mid April and the mountains probably late April Early May, as above 2000' they have about 35-45".
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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JBut that will be nothing compared to snowcover in June..
they are just teasing you, late march to mid april


i haven't seen your posts recently

how is the vermont experiment going now that you've logged some time?
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