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WGUS61 KBTV 201941

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Burlington VT
241 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

Northern St. Lawrence-Northern Franklin-Eastern Clinton-
Southeastern St. Lawrence-Southern Franklin-Western Clinton-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Southwestern St. Lawrence-Grand Isle-
Western Franklin-Orleans-Essex-Western Chittenden-Lamoille-
Caledonia-Washington-Western Addison-Orange-Western Rutland-
Windsor-Eastern Franklin-Eastern Chittenden-Eastern Addison-
Eastern Rutland-
Including the cities of Massena, Malone, Plattsburgh, Star Lake, 
Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Dannemora, Lake Placid, Port Henry, 
Ticonderoga, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Alburgh, 
South Hero, St. Albans, Newport, Island Pond, Burlington, 
Johnson, Stowe, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Middlebury, Vergennes,
Bradford, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, White River Junction, 
Enosburg Falls, Richford, Underhill, Bristol, Ripton, 
East Wallingford, and Killington
241 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* All of central and northern Vermont as well as portions of
  northern New York, including the Saint Lawrence River Valley.

* Through Wednesday evening.

* Near record warmth will continue to cause rapid snow melt and 
  river ice breakup, which will increase the threat for minor to 
  moderate flooding across the region through Wednesday. 

* Areas where ice jams remain in place from the mid-January thaw
  will be the most susceptible to flooding. Some of these rivers
  include but are not limited to the following: the Little Salmon,
  St Regis, Saranac, Great Chazy, Ausable, Lamoille, Missisquoi,
  and Winooski.  


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.