Live Weather Pics
Canadian Radar, thanks to our neighbors to the north Environment Canada, has a more accurate view of both sides of the Green Mountains.
Remember, radar measures precipitation intensity. When looking at snowfall, two tenths of a centimeter (darker blue) per hour will bring a tenth of an inch of snow, or just a dusting when air temperatures are just below freezing. However that same .2 of a centimeter will add more snow when applied in colder temperatures.
This is a close up visual satellite picture as recently as 15 to 30 minutes ago. It is centered on Montpelier Vermont. After sunrise and before sunset in clear conditions, local terrain will show up nicely while the sun will be casting long shadows. It has the effect of a local relief map and can show lake effect plumes coming off Lake Champlain as streaks emanating downwind usually toward Boston.
This is an image of the prevailing cloud cover currently over the Green Mountain region. Updated every 15-20 minutes.
This infra-red shot is like the visual version only is colorized. Typically shown is an orange or warmer color with black sources of water i.e. ponds lakes showing up where skies are clear. Different scales of cloud temperature are colored to show different cloud levels. Also during the day you can see the heating effects as the color changes, likewise cooling effects with arctic air and the like. Colder cloud tops often mean heavier precipitation when associated with an ongoing storm.