It’s the first day of the shortest month of the year. Tomorrow Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from the ground and make the informal decree to the eagerly awaiting public whether winter will continue for six more weeks depending if he can see his shadow or not. If Phil lived in Vermont, he probably wouldn’t even bother to come out of his burrow tomorrow. If you want to check out the action tomorrow morning, word on the street is Phil will make his prediction at about 7:25 a.m. The event will be webcast here.
We continue to be right in the thick of winter in Vermont. Starting later today and into tomorrow a significant winter storm is forecast to affect the entire region. Snowfall accumulation totals are predicted to range from eight to 18 inches. Southern sections of the state may also see some sleet to add to the mess. As a result, a winter storm warning has been issued for all of Vermont by the National Weather Service. If you have to travel tomorrow, be careful out on the roadways. VTrans 511 travel information online is a useful tool to consult before venturing out.