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Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:20 PM EST on December 24, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM EST this evening through Friday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Vermont and northern New York.

* From 7 PM EST this evening through Friday morning

* flooding is possible on areas rivers and in poor drainage areas as runoff from rainfall and snowmelt causes water levels to rise. Rivers will begin to rise overnight in response to snowmelt and todays rainfall, and will crest during the day Thursday. Minor flooding is possible area-wide, but the ausable river in New York and Otter Creek and Winooski river in Vermont are the most likely to flood.

* Flooded rivers will lead to water over roads along with field flooding. In addition...drainage areas could become clogged due to the rain and snowmelt which will also have the potential to cause flooding and standing water on roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding to occur just about anywhere across northern New York and Vermont Wednesday evening through Friday morning due to heavy rain and snowmelt.

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.