Special Weather Statement

Published 08/28 2016 03:50PM

Updated 08/28 2016 03:50PM

Issued at: 08/28/2016 3:44:00 PM EDT
Expires on: 08/28/2016 4:45:00 PM EDT
Counties affected: Clinton NYZ027-028-030-031-034-035-VTZ001>003-005-006-016-017-282045- WESTERN CLINTON-WESTERN ESSEX-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CLINTON-EASTERN ESSEX-EASTERN FRANKLIN-LAMOILLE-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-ORLEANS-GRAND ISLE-WESTERN FRANKLIN- 344 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CLINTON...NORTHEASTERN FRANKLIN...NORTHEASTERN ESSEX...NORTHERN LAMOILLE...GRAND ISLE... NORTHERN CHITTENDEN...NORTHWESTERN ORLEANS AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES... AT 343 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM SHELDON TO DANNEMORA. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 25 MPH. WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND HALF INCH HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... COLCHESTER...ESSEX JUNCTION...PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT... FRANKLIN...WINOOSKI...PERU...GRAND ISLE...BEEKMANTOWN...FAIRFAX... CHAZY...DANNEMORA...MOOERS...UNDERHILL...ALTONA...RICHFORD...ROUSES POINT...SHELDON...WESTFORD...FAIRFIELD AND BERKSHIRE. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF YOU ARE ON OR NEAR LAKE CHAMPLAIN...GET OUT OF THE WATER AND MOVE INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER...LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO 10 MILES FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER... YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER NOW! DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM. LAT...LON 4484 7219 4448 7299 4445 7424 4486 7425 4500 7404 4500 7215 TIME...MOT...LOC 1943Z 274DEG 23KT 4487 7296 4473 7369 $$

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