Areal Flood Watch
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY ...

Severe Weather Alerts - Orleans , VT

Areal Flood Watch

Areal Flood Watch in effect from Friday, 6:00 PM EDT until Sunday, 12:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* All of northern New York as well as central and northern
Vermont, including the Northeast Kingdom.

* From Friday evening through Sunday morning

* Moderate to locally heavy rainfall will develop across northern
New York on Friday and shift into central and northern Vermont
on Friday night. This combined with snowmelt in higher
elevations will lead to sharp rises on many local rivers and
streams, especially across northern New York and mainly north of
Interstate 89 in Vermont.

* Main stem rivers most at risk for flooding include the
Passumpsic, the Wells, the Missisquoi, the Lamoille, the
Winooski, the Ausable, and the Saranac Rivers. Sharp river rises
will begin Friday afternoon, with most rivers expected to crest
on Saturday. Additionally, Lake Champlain will continue to be
near flood stage Friday into the weekend.

* Isolated flash flooding is possible in heavier shower activity
Friday afternoon into Saturday, especially over complex terrain.

* Those with interests in low-lying or flood prone areas should
continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Persons with interests in flood prone areas along Lake Champlain
should take action to protect their property. The combination of
wind and wave action will enhance flood effects on windward
facing shores, and may cause additional damage to shoreline roads
and low lying areas.

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