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Vermont, Western Chittenden

Flood Warning

Statement as of 10:45 AM EDT on April 20, 2014

Expires 11:45 AM EDT on April 21, 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point.
* At 10:00 am Sunday the stage was 100.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 100.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will remain near 100.4 feet
* 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.

Lat... Lon 4501 7347 4501 7306 4361 7328 4360 7348

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:00 AM EDT on April 21, 2014

The National Weather Service in Burlington Vermont would like to announce
its open burning weather awareness Campaign for Vermont and northern New York.
Spring is upon US and the National Weather Service encourages residents of
the north country to be aware of risk factors associated with open burning.
As a reminder... the state of New York is not allowing any open burning
through may 15th.

The months of April and may are considered the peak fire season in Vermont and
northern New York. In Vermont... 75 percent of all wildfires in a given year
occur in April and may and in New York... 54 percent of all wildfires in a given
year occur during this time period. Across the north country... about 90 percent
of all wildfires burn fewer than 10 acres. The number one cause of wildfires
across the north country is burning debris... while weather elements such as
lightning account for only about 3 percent of wildfire starts.

Coinciding with the peak fire season in Vermont and New York is the fact that
the we are in the pre-Greenup phase. This is when the ground is bare... Brown
and dry due to dormant grasses... dead leaves... Needles... and small brush. These
materials are fuels that can dry very quickly under full sunlight... warming
temperatures... low relative humidities... and wind. If a fire were to start in
these conditions... it could quickly spread out of control.

Forest agencies such as the Vermont department of forests... Parks... and
recreation and the department of environmental conservation New York state
Forest rangers monitor fire danger. Fire danger examines the state of the
fuels and weather conditions. These elements determine how easily a fire
could start... how fast it would spread... the difficulty it would take to
control the fire... and the fires impact. Fire danger can range from the low
category indicating fires do not readily start... to the extreme category...
which indicates any fire starts would spread quickly and burn intensely.

The National Weather Service in Burlington Vermont issues daily fire weather
forecasts for forestry personnel and the general public. When critical fire
weather conditions such as low relative humidities... strong winds... and
extended periods of little or no precipitation develop in combination with dry
fuels... fire weather watches and red flag warnings are issued. These products
indicate that property and the safety of the public as well as firefighters
could be significantly impacted if a wildfire were to develop.

Anyone with plans to do open burning should always be aware of weather and
fuel conditions. Remember... we are now heading into the peak fire season and
it is the pre-Greenup time of year when dead and dormant fuels cover the ground
and can easily burn when weather conditions dry these materials. Follow instructions
from town or County Forest fire wardens regarding open burning. Pay attention to
weather and fuel conditions that describe fire danger... as these elements change
quickly this time of year. Monitor fire weather products from the National Weather
Service in Burlington... which are specifically designed to keep you informed of
weather conditions which could lead to the development of dangerous fire situations.
Visit our fire weather Page at www.Weather.Gov/btv/firewx.

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