Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
315 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

NYZ028-034-035-VTZ001-002-005-006-008-009-016>018-182015-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN CLINTON-EASTERN ESSEX-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN
ADDISON-WASHINGTON-WESTERN ADDISON-WESTERN
CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-GRAND ISLE-WESTERN FRANKLIN-
315 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN ESSEX...
SOUTHWESTERN LAMOILLE...SOUTHERN GRAND ISLE...CHITTENDEN...
NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON...SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN AND NORTHERN ADDISON
COUNTIES...

AT 314 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR GRAND ISLE TO NEAR WINOOSKI TO 8
MILES EAST OF JAY IN ESSEX COUNTY. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 30 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SOUTH BURLINGTON...COLCHESTER...ESSEX JUNCTION...MONTPELIER...
BRISTOL...BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...ESSEX...WILLISTON...
WINOOSKI...SHELBURNE...GRAND ISLE...JERICHO...HINESBURG...STOWE...
FAIRFAX...RICHMOND...CHARLOTTE...UNDERHILL...FERRISBURGH AND
WESTFORD.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING IN THE DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON AREA. DO NOT
DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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 4462 7256 4426 7252 4404 7296 4430 7367
      4448 7332 4477 7335
TIME...MOT...LOC 1914Z 290DEG 24KT 4470 7332 4448 7330 4434 7357

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