NWS: Flash Flood Watch Through Friday AM

433 AM EDT THU MAY 23 2013

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK…THE
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY…AND THE REMAINDER OF VERMONT.

* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL
TO PRODUCE RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR. THESE STORMS
WILL BE TRAINING…OR MOVING OVER THE SAME AREA…AND THIS WILL
INCREASE THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING.

* FLASH FLOODING WILL OCCUR QUICKLY…THUS ROADS CAN FLOOD IN A
VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME…SMALL RIVERS CAN RISE RAPIDLY…AND
CULVERTS CAN FILL UP QUICKLY. ALL OF THESE SITUATIONS CAN LEAD
TO FLOODING IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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