The National Weather Service in Burlington has extended the
* Flood Warning for... northeastern Chittenden County in northwest Vermont south central Franklin County in northwest Vermont LaMoille County in northwest Vermont
* until 1030 am EDT Sunday
* at 1001 PM EDT flooding of roadways... low lying fields... and rural rivers and creeks continued to be reported. Route 128 near Essex Center remained closed due to flooding and water was reported flowing over Route 118 in Belvidere. Additional highways and local roads may flood... as well as homes and businesses in flood prone areas.
* The LaMoille river at Jeffersonville continues to rise this evening and will approach flood stage early Sunday morning. Thus water will begin to approach Route 15 at the wrong way bridge in Cambridge.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Essex Center... Underhill... Jericho... Cambridge... Belvidere.
If you encounter flooding... seek higher ground immediately. When you can do so safely please report any flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free... 1 800 8 6 3 4 2 7 9... or by submitting a storm report at weather.Gov/Burlington.
Stay away from flood waters. Move to higher ground if you are threatened by flooding or are directed by emergency officials. Do not drive into areas where the water covers the roadway... the Road may be washed away beneath the water surface... and it only takes a few inches of flowing water to carry away your vehicle. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles... make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
... Flood Watch remains in effect through this 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 this afternoon
* light rainfall this morning will taper off to scattered showers by tonight. Additional rainfall across the watch area will be around a quarter of an inch with localized higher amounts. Water levels on local streams and rivers will peak today... before slowly receding by tonight.
* Minor flooding is still possible on the missisquoi... the LaMoille and Barton rivers in Vermont along with the ausable river in New York.
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.
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
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Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement
... Addison County... South Lincoln 1.0 1052 PM 5/25 1600 feet