Vermont February 14, 2017
A Massive Blizzard Blanketed Vermont In Snow In 2007 And It Will Never Be Forgotten
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go out for a night on the town with your loved one, but in 2007, most people in Vermont were snowed in. The snowfall was sparse in the beginning of this particular winter season, but Mother Nature sure made up for the slow start. The Valentine’s Day Blizzard was
rated #3 of the top blizzards of the decade.
The Valentine's Day Blizzard broke some Vermont snowfall records.
Burlington saw 25.7" of snow, which was the greatest amount of snow in a 24-hour period on Burlington records since they started keeping track in 1883.
Amtrack was cancelled along with countless flights.
Vermont Emergency Management officials advised Vermonters to stay off all roads for the duration of the storm.
Not that you could find your car anyway!
What also made the storm special was its blizzard rating.
Blizzards don't usually hit Vermont.
A blizzard requires that the sustained winds in a snow storm hit 35 mph or more.
The Valentines Day Blizzard certainly had that!
Cars were buried under snowdrifts for days.
Sometimes only identifiable by a small component.
Some homes simply couldn't withstand the pressure of the snow on the roof.
And other homeowners watched in hopes that their roofs were strong enough to hold.
While some areas of Vermont were silent and serene under a blanket of snow...
The daylight brought endless joy to outdoor lovers.
Some ski areas reported more than three feet of snow.
The Stowe Mountain Resort issued an avalanche warning for backcountry skiers venturing onto undeveloped terrain on Mount Mansfield, one of the first in its history.
In the end, the sunsets were just as spectacular as ever and Vermonters continued to live and love their great little state.
We may have loved the Valentines Day Blizzard in 2007, but
no one will forget this unthinkable storm that happened in 2011.