From Meteorologist Steve Glazier,
The heavy rain is done. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 5 the leftovers of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac continue to move away. Combined with another storm system helping strengthen Isaac's remains, the rain totals were very impressive:
Here are the top three rain totals from each county, per the latest public information statement issued by Burlington's National Weather Service:
Essex County: Westport: 3.17", Lake Placid: 2.40"
Franklin County: Saranac Lake: 3.06", Malone: 2.96"
Clinton County: Merrill: 2.58", Peru: 2.39", Plattsburgh: 2.09"
Franklin County: Enosburg Falls: 6.13", Highgate: 4.39", Richford: 4.36"
Orleans County: Jay Peak: 6.10", Irasburg: 4.12", Newport: 3.60"
Chittenden County: Underhill: 3.48", Burlington: 3.04", Jericho: 3.04"
Lamoille County: Jeffersonville: 2.44", Morrisville: 2.36", Stowe: 2.13"
Addison County: Vergennes: 2.39", Lincoln: 1.33" Bridport: 1.20"
Caledonia County: Sutton: 2.27", Sheffield: 2.13", Hardwick: 1.90"
Washington County: Waterbury: 1.75", Moretown: 1.64", Worcester: 1.59"
Windsor County: Pomfret: 0.95", Ludlow: 0.92", Hartland: 0.91"
Orange County: Union Village Dam: 0.83", Corinth: 0.78"
Rutland County: Rutland: 0.63", Clarendon: 0.23"
Grafton County: Lebanon: 0.78", Plymouth: 0.77"
For a full list of northern New York and Vermont totals, click here:
For New Hampshire readings, click here:
The heaviest rain fell much farther northwest than I was projecting. Many forecast models' consensus was to take the heaviest bands of rain through southern New England and southern Vermont and New Hampshire. However the result was opposite. The heaviest rain fell in northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, while areas further south/east remained much drier. I will take this storm as another learning experience to constantly monitor the latest updates and forecasts and try even harder to pinpoint the axis of heaviest precipitation.
Fortunately flooding has remained a low threat. It will continue to be so. Between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. the Missisquoi River near North Troy measured a crest of 8.9 feet, just shy of the flood stage of 9 feet. It was close, but the river then began receding shortly thereafter. Luckily the ground was very try prior to this event, rivers were very low, and the water runoff could be handled by the land much better than a wet scenario.
We here at the SkyTracker weather center will continue to investigate what happened and why it did with this latest system, to use it as a learning tool and experience for the future. Thank you for those who posted pictures and rain amounts on our Facebook page!