The word across the Vermont wires this morning is—SNOW. Yesterday's forecast brought some mixed precipation to the higher elevations across central to southern parts of the state, but this morning the resorts and their eager fans awoke to confirmation that the white stuff was falling, and sticking.

WPTZ's Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner announced this morning via twitter (@TomMessner):

"Winter Weather Advisory til midnight for locations @ 1000 feet or greater in Bennington & Windham Counties. Look for 3 to 5 inches of snow."

The early excitement surrounding snow in Vermont has brought a flurry of photos, webcam links and short videos from Green Mountain Resorts. OntheSnow.com will have another update with total accumulations from the storm tomorrow, so stayed tuned. 'Til then... Here's a quick look at how the flakes are falling:

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Snow is falling at Mount Snow. Photo Courtesy of Mount Snow.

 

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"Snow-liage"  at Sugarbush. Photo Courtesy of Sugarbush Resort.

 

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Snow coats the Sidwinder trail at Okemo. Photo Courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort.

 

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Frosty Jr. grabs first chair at Bromley. Photo Courtesy of Bromley Mountain.

 

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Snow is accumulating and sticking at Killington. Photo Courtesy of Killington Resort.

 

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Stratton opens in t-minus 27 days. Photo Courtesy of Stratton Mountain Resort.

 

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Image Courtesy of Weather Underground.

 

Updated, 10/27/11 at 12:30 EDT.