At the very least Irene promises us a wet weekend – at its worst – we can expect flash flooding, downed power lines and uprooted trees. What will really happen is best summed up by the National Weather Service: “Inherent Uncertainty”. Here is the latest from NOAA
FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BY SATURDAY NIGHTINTO SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT AS TROPICAL CYCLONE IRENE MAKES ITSWAY NORTHWARD INTO THE REGION. INHERENT UNCERTAINTY IN FORECASTTRACKS OF THESE SYSTEMS MAKES IT PROBLEMATIC TO DETERMINE SPECIFICIMPACTS FOR OUR REGION...BUT THE THREAT OF HEAVY...POTENTIALLYFLOODING RAINFALL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE CERTAINLY POSSIBLEDURING THIS PERIOD. THEREFORE...IT IS PRUDENT THAT RESIDENTSACROSS VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTSON THIS EVOLVING WEATHER EVENT.