Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Caribou ME
258 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Ice Jam Flooding Possible Today and Tonight night...

.Ice jams remain in place due to the thaw earlier this month. The
combination of snow melt and rainfall will likely cause ice
movement on area rivers. This may cause the previous ice jams to
shift and allow for new ice jams to form, and could lead to
localized ice jam flooding.

Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-
Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor,
Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook,
Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry,
Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport,
Machias, Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth,
Vanceboro, and Topsfield
258 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Coastal DownEast Maine, East Central Maine,
  Eastern Maine, Interior DownEast Maine, and North Central
  Maine, including the following areas, in Coastal DownEast
  Maine, Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington. In East Central
  Maine, Central Penobscot. In Eastern Maine, Northern
  Washington. In Interior DownEast Maine, Central Washington,
  Interior Hancock, and Southern Penobscot. In North Central
  Maine, Southern Piscataquis.

* From 10 AM EST this morning through late tonight

* Rainfall of up to 1.5 to 1.75 inches combined with snowmelt
  may result in rises on area rivers. Ice jams remain frozen in
  place from the previous thaw. The rain and snowmelt may cause
  the ice jams to become displaced, and additional new ice jams
  may form.

* Water levels can change abruptly when ice jams are occurring.
  Remember to never drive through water covered roads.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop. Please report
any flooding to the National Weather Service.



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