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National Weather Service 7/13/23 Update

Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2023 1:56 PM
To: _NWS ER BTV Briefing <>
Subject: NWS Burlington: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for entire North Country until 8 pm

Dear Emergency Managers & Federal/State Agency Partners & others,

The information in this email pertains to ALL of Vermont, as well as Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties in New York.


The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH until 8 pm EDT for the following locations:

In NEW YORK: St Lawrence, Franklin, Essex, and Clinton Counties in northern New York

In VERMONT: All Vermont counties, including Bennington and Windham

Primary Threats:   

§  Damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph

§  Isolated large hail (>1 inch in diameter)

§  Isolated tornado possible (mainly across northern New York)

§  Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and briefly heavy rain

Timing: Thunderstorms have already moved into St. Lawrence County and will continue to track eastward through the afternoon and early evening hours. At this time, it looks like the main severe threat will be between 4 PM and 8 PM.

Potential Impacts: Isolated-scattered power outages from downed trees/wires. Localized flash flooding is possible, if not likely, given recent heavy rainfall.

More information, including map depicting area covered by the WATCH, will be available shortly at –

We need your help! We need storm reports. In order to provide the best services possible, whether warning a neighboring community and/or focusing on a specific location for first responders, we need to know…

WHAT: Flooded road, branches/trees/wires down.

WHERE: As specific a location as possible.

WHEN: Time of event. Please relay the information as quickly as possible, as this allows us to better alert neighboring communities or on-scene responders.