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Seasonable winter weather returns; several snow shots possible

Dave Hayes maintains a daily blog on Facebook (facebook.com/WesternMassWeather), where he produces hyper-local reports, answers questions, and keeps more than 28,000 followers informed and educated about the weather.

Good day to you, fine folks of southeastern Vermont! After our generally milder temperatures over the past few weeks, it appears that we are witnessing another pattern change with a reversion back to winter conditions by the first and second weeks of February.

On a macro-scale, a large ridge that should extend to the North Pole will form near Alaska. This feature will help to drive much colder air pooling in northern Canada southward into the regions of the Great Lakes, Midwest, and Northeast.

This looks to last through February into at least early March, allowing for colder and stormier times on the horizon. But enough about the big picture — let’s dial things in for southern Vermont over the next week!

For Wednesday, a brief period of high pressure moves through the flow. This will provide for partly sunny conditions early, although clouds will increase late in the day. Highs will be in the mid 20s with a light southwest wind.

By Wednesday night, southwest winds will pick up a bit, and we’ll be watching a warm front associated with low pressure moving through north of New York state. As warmer air overruns colder air, some scattered snow showers should break out across Windham County into Thursday morning. Lows will be in the low 20s, and some coatings will be possible.

For Thursday, snow and rain showers should wind down by late morning into early afternoon. We will warm briefly into the upper 30s for highs in advance of an approaching cold front that passes through by Friday morning, which will kick up more snow showers as it passes through. Additional light accumulations are possible.

Thursday night lows will be in the low 20s, and there’s a low chance that an area of low pressure will develop along the approaching cold front and amplify the energy to produce more substantial accumulations.

For Friday, that system clears out and colder, Arctic air advects into the region under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper teens and lows 20s, with lows in the single digits. Saturday looks mostly sunny with highs in the upper teens and lows in the mid teens.

Another Clipper system brings snow showers Saturday night into Sunday, and yet another southern system may bring a chance for even more snow into Monday. Expect cold temperatures with highs in the 20s into next Tuesday. Have a great week!

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Tamara Stenn (Brattleboro, Vermont, US) says...

Thanks for writing this Elayne. I was thinking the same thing myself. The silence we received from the hospital is quite deafening. Unfortunately we\'ve had to continue working with the hospital as other (minor) heath issues come up.

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Judith Skillman (Newcastle, US) says...

Excellent and informative writing about the media and about the state of our nation. We must support the press speak truth to power, now more than ever before.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

We are also obliged to criticize the press when they merely echo the lies of the powerful. In this case, much of the press has taken a side, not just against the policies of the President, but against the election itself on behalf of the parties of war and Wall St. Just as the US has in the past agitated in other countries for coups against democratic outcomes they don’t like, much of the press, including this editorial, is now agitating for a coup here at home.

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Peter Ford (Dallas) says...

Nailed it - Thank you.

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TB Smith (Ba, Oklahoma, US) says...

The divisiveness brought on by this shamefully poor excuse for a president has been once again, borne out by this article, and the responses to it .. his most devoted followers are the most gullible and easily swayed sheeple since the \"Kool-Aid party in Jonestown\" ... those who stand up the most fervently to this dictator \"wanabe\", will , inthe end, see him and the fellow purveyors of his garbage rhetoric like FOX News, Alex Jones, Breitbart, etc., crumble and be dumped like stale crackers (pardon the pun) .. we must impeach this tyrant before too much damage is done, either from within or outside our borders.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

So it’s OK that access to outlets that simply recognize Trump as President is indeed being shut down? But isn’t that exactly what this editorial is against? Should outlets that cheered on Obama’s wars and love of Wall St have likewise been shut down? Only John Birch Society–inspired screeds against Trump indicate the “legitimate” press?

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TB Smith’s comment in apparent support of the us-vs-them tone of this editorial illustrates why so many people distrust so much of the press (although, again, it appears to be only pro-Trump and anti-imperialist outlets that are actually being shut down): They are promulgating hysterical claims about fascism, Russians, and “crackers” not in the interest of the people, but wholly on behalf of the neoliberal/neoconservative program of Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama to deny Trump the Presidency and even remove him from office – not democratically, but by coup if necessary. That makes the press rather anti-democratic and, indeed, against the people.

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Amelia Stone (E Dummerston, Vermont, US) says...

Kudos to the Boston Globe for encouraging newspapers across the country to remind us all of the value of a free press, and to the Commons for hearing that call. The NYTimes article, A Free Press Needs You, concludes with the following: \"If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.\" Today I plan to subscribe.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #444 (Wednesday, January 31, 2018). This story appeared on page A3.

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