Weather

Overflow from the White River runs over a road near the village of Royalton.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Drivers across the state had to make alternative plans Monday after a night of heavy rain and snowmelt flooded riverbanks, sending water across the roadways.

The melty weather in New Hampshire this winter has been a big problem for some kinds of seasonal recreation -- and it’s all part of a long-term warming trend.

As this season comes to an end, some of the region's favorite pastimes are preparing for an uncertain future.

Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing is tucked into the hills of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, not far from the Massachusetts border.

We're talking potholes.
Andy Arthur / flickr

A rough winter for roads throughout the state means potholes are plentiful and making for some bone-rattling car rides. Experts from the Agency of Transportation join Vermont Edition to talk about how potholes form, how they're fixed and how they can be prevented.

A blue sky day and a wide shot of a snowy, frozen lake, with people walking on it in the background.
Henry Epp / VPR

Last week, the National Weather Service in Burlington made it official: Lake Champlain has fully frozen over for the first time since February 2015. However with Thursday temperatures forecast to reach the 50s, the full freeze might not last much longer.

Portions of Main Street were submerged Saturday morning after a water main break sent water cascading into downtown Montpelier.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

A water main break in downtown Montpelier turned portions of Main Street into an icy river Saturday morning.

The Eye on the Sky team includes (from left) Steve Maleski, Mark Breen and Lawrence Hayes.
Courtesy Fairbanks Museum

It's hard to believe, but listeners have been transfixed by the Eye on the Sky weather forecasts on VPR for more than 37 years. It was December 1981 when the partnership between the station and the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium began. Senior Meteorologist Mark Breen shares a behind-the-scenes look at the Eye on the Sky operation.

 A plow driver uses a broom to clear off his truck in Burlington.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Parts of Vermont saw as much as 18 inches of snow over the weekend. Big snow storms like this can pose a challenge for cities and towns with already strained budgets. We're talking about how municipalities work to keep roads safe and clear while facing challenges like high salt prices and aging equipment. 

A snow covered road and trees. It's deserted.
Meg Malone / VPR

The snowfall has been building up this weekend, and there are wind chill warnings and advisories in effect in Vermont starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington — some are set to stay in effect until 1 p.m. Monday, but others are slated to last until 6 p.m. Monday.

Niagara Falls thawing after a polar vortex.
Nick LoVerde / Associated Press File

If you're a Game of Thrones fan — and even if you're not — you've probably heard this ominous line: "Winter is coming." Well a recent Axios article says a polar vortex is not only coming, it’s actually splitting into three pieces. We spoke with Eye on the Sky meteorologist Mark Breen about the phenomenon.

Snow Arrives In Northern New England

Nov 13, 2018
Snow covered ground and trees in Vermont.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR File

A winter weather advisory is in place for parts of northern New England, and some areas of Vermont could see as much as a half-foot of snow.

Find weather updates from the Eye On The Sky crew here.

Click here for the latest on school closures and delays.

Drivers from Burlington cross the bridge over the Winooski River Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR

In 1996, the Northeastern U.S saw a sudden increase in the number of "extreme precipitation" events. And ever since then, that number has stayed elevated. So a group of researchers at Dartmouth College set out to figure out why.

Burlington Community Boathouse Marina view from the lake on a blue-sky day.
Meg Malone / VPR

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Burlington, Vermont, according to records from the local office of the National Weather Service.

An estimated 70 deaths have been connected to the scorching temperatures and humidity that rolled over Canada's Quebec province last week, and officials say the number may rise as hospital and nursing home records are reviewed.

Most of the people who died as the region reached temperatures up to 95 degrees are elderly men and women living alone in apartments with no air conditioning, and many had chronic health conditions.

Crews from New Brunswick, Canada, fixing downed power lines in Chittenden, Vt.
Nina Keck / VPR File

Harsh winds after a weekend of slushy spring snow have left many through the state at risk of losing power Monday.

Here's the latest on conditions across our region:

High Wind Warning In Effect For Parts Of Vermont

Apr 4, 2018
Screenshot of https://bit.ly/2GB2kHZ / National Weather Service

The National Weather Services is forecasting high wind gusts for Vermont, especially in southern counties, this afternoon and into early Thursday morning.

Samuel John / Flickr

Why does it get quieter when it snows? Can there actually be thunder and lightning during a snow storm? And how can smog and flooding happen in the dead of winter?

These questions cover just a few of the winter weather phenomena that Vermont Edition is looking into.

Amy Noyes / VPR

Even for seasoned Vermonters, it has been cold. Temperatures at the beginning of the week were well below zero. Today is going to be cold and Saturday even colder, with dangerous wind chills expected.

Updated at 9:25 p.m. ET

A massive winter storm has brought hurricane-force winds, blizzard conditions and damaging coastal flooding to eastern New England, one day after it delivered unusual cold and snow to the South.

Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold snap.

Bone-chilling cold across the state will be back this weekend.
Nicholas Erwin / Flickr

The state is getting a very slight reprieve from the bitter cold snap we've been fighting, but we'll sink back into the intense deep freeze this weekend. We're talking about this dangerous spell of cold weather and how Vermonters are coping.

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