Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wild Saturday Hits New England With Floods, Tornadoes; Much Quieter Today

Large waterspout on Sebago Lake, Maine Saturday. 
As expected, it was quite the wild day across northern New England with lots of flash flooding, thunderstorm wind damage and even a couple of tornadoes.

At least two tornadoes, possibly more, struck western Maine. There were dramatic photos and videos of Sebago Lake, Maine, where a large waterspout moved through.

There was other damage in western Maine due to possible tornadoes.

Here in Vermont, there was some thunderstorm wind damage in the southern third of the state.

Radar indicated strong rotation with a severe storm over Danby, Vermont, and a filmmaker caught rotating clouds over Wilder, Vermont, but there were no reports of any tornado touchdowns in the Green Mountain State.

But the main story was the flash flooding across the central part of Vermont.

A large tree floating down the swollen Mad River in Waitsfield pierced the side of an historic covered bridge in the middle of town, and so that's closed until they can figure out how bad the damage is and when they can repair it.

Several roads closed in Vermont due to flooding, especially in and around Barre and in Addison County. Most - but not all - had reopened by 8 a.m. Sunday.

Far northern Vermont, which had looked to be under the gun for flash flooding on Saturday, escaped trouble with only mostly light rain reported there.

Things are finally calming down region wide.
Mad River running very high in Warren, Vermont
late Saturday afternoon 

There's still a flood warning on the lower Winooski River from around Waterbury to Lake Champlain today as the runoff from rains makes its way downstream.

We're about to enter a very welcome period of quite calm weather.

The only weather system of note will come through probably on Thursday, but at this point that one doesn't look like it will be that big a deal.

It will be on the cool side for July for at least a week. After near seasonable temperatures today - near 80 degrees, it will be in the 70s daily for the rest of the week. There will also be a fair amount of sunshine to dry us out as well.

Which I'm sure we'll all enjoy.

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