Eastern Rutland Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 11:53 AM EDT op 23 april 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point. * At 11:00 am Wednesday the stage was 100.2 feet. * Flood stage is 100.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 100.3 feet by Wednesday afternoon then begin falling. * Impact...at 100.0 feet...water begins to enter some lake front properties. Water also begins to threaten low lying roads... piers...and docks. Wave action can compound flooding on windward facing shorelines.

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Special Statement
Statement as of 5:19 AM EDT op 24 april 2014

...Gusty winds and low relative humities will increase fire weather concerns today...

Recent dry spell across the Champlain Valley and southern Vermont have allow fine fuels below 1500 feet to dry. This combined with gusty northwest winds up to 40 mph...and minimum relative humidity values between 25 and 35 percent...will increase fire concerns this afternoon. The relative humidity values will be the lowest and winds the strongest between 1 PM and 5 PM today.

Areas of dry fine fuels exist across portions of the north country. Given the expected weather conditions...any fires that do occur could spread quickly...burn intensely...and be difficult to contain.