... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday afternoon...
The Flood Watch continues 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.
* Through Sunday afternoon
* widespread light to moderate rainfall will continue through tonight. An additional half to one inch of rain with some localized higher amounts along the western slopes of the northern Green Mountains can be expected. These amounts will likely push small streams back to bankfull tonight... and several mainstem rivers iapproving flood.
* Some of these mainstem rivers include the missisquoi and portions of the LaMoille and Passumpsic in Vermont along with the ausable river in New York.
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.
Motorists should be on extra alert as water continues to approach many roads and any flooding at night will be nearly impossible to see until its too late.
Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:43 PM EDT on May 25, 2013
... Higher elevation snowfall will lead to power outages tonight...
Late this afternoon... mixed rain and wet snow was falling at elevations between 800 and 1200 feet with accumulating snowfall above 1500 feet.
These trends will continue through Sunday morning. Snowfall accumulations will range from a wet trace to 3 inches between 800 and 1500 feet with 4 to 8 inches and locally more possible above 2000 feet... especially in the summits.
This heavy wet snow along with gusty north winds of 15 to 25 mph along with fully leafed trees will cause scattered power outages and possibly more widespread outages in the highest elevations.
In addition... roadways above 1000 feet will likely witness some snow cover but plowable snowfall likely above 1500 feet. If traveling across higher elevations... please use extreme caution. Campers and hikers should plan for winter like conditions in the higher mountain summits this weekend.
Statement as of 1:43 am EDT on May 26, 2013
... Record low maximum temperature set at Burlington VT...
A record low maximum temperature of 46 degrees was set at Burlington VT Saturday. This breaks the old record of 51 set in 1921 and 1925.
... Record low maximum temperature set at Montpelier VT...
A record low maximum temperature of 43 degrees was set at Montpelier VT Saturday. This breaks the old record of 48 set in 1967.
... Record low maximum temperature set at Saint Johnsbury VT...
A record low maximum temperature of 49 degrees was set at Saint Johnsbury VT Saturday. This breaks the old record of 52 set in 1925 and 1931.
... Record low maximum temperature tied at Massena NY...
A record low maximum temperature of 55 degrees was tied at Massena NY Saturday. This ties the old record of 55 set in 1969 and 1979.
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at St. Johnsbury VT...
A record rainfall of 1.35 inches was set at St. Johnsbury VT Saturday. This breaks the old record of 1.18 set in 1979.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:22 am EDT on May 26, 2013
The following are unofficial observations taken during the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments... cooperative and cocorahs observers... Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Burlington
********************storm total snowfall********************
Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement
... Addison County... South Lincoln 1.0 1052 PM 5/25 1600 feet