NWS: Flood Watch Through Sunday

401 PM EDT FRI MAY 24 2013

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN NEW YORK AND VERMONT…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTHERN NEW YORK…EASTERN
CLINTON…EASTERN ESSEX…WESTERN CLINTON AND WESTERN ESSEX.
IN VERMONT…CALEDONIA…EASTERN ADDISON…EASTERN
CHITTENDEN…EASTERN FRANKLIN…EASTERN RUTLAND…ESSEX…
LAMOILLE…ORANGE…ORLEANS…WASHINGTON…WESTERN ADDISON…
WESTERN CHITTENDEN…WESTERN FRANKLIN…WESTERN RUTLAND AND
WINDSOR.

* FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
1.5 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT
DURING THIS PERIOD…WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL VERMONT.

THESE AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY PUSH SMALL STREAMS
BACK TO BANKFULL BY SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT…AND SEVERAL
MAINSTEM RIVERS INTO FLOOD.

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.

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