Snowpack on Mount Mansfield is Deepest on Record for November
Winter Storm Bruce helped bring the total snow depth atop Mount Mansfield to 46 inches, the deepest in recorded history for the month of November.
The previous deepest November snowpack at the measuring stake near the summit maintenance building on Vermont's highest peak was 45 inches, measured in 1990. Data for snow depth at that location goes back to 1955, making this November's snowpack the deepest in at least 63 years.
The National Weather Service acknowledged the depth record Thursday on Twitter:
Snow way! The current #snow depth atop Mount Mansfield in Vermont is 46 inches. Previously the highest observed snow depth in the month of November was 45 inches (1990). Way to snow Mount Mansfield! #vtwx #BTV— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) November 30, 2018
Stowe Mountain Resort, located on Mount Mansfield and adjacent Spruce Peak, reported a total of 21 inches of fresh snow from Winter Storm Bruce. A Facebook post Friday morning stated the resort had more than 200 acres of open terrain for skiing and riding, with an open trail count of more than 50.