Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1109 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Ice movement and ice jams possible this weekend...

.A prolonged period of above freezing temperatures is expected
Saturday into Sunday. The combination of the above freezing
temperatures and expected rainfall late Saturday into Saturday
night, will result in the potential for some ice movement and
possible ice jams. However, mainstem rivers are expected to
remain below bankfull at this time.

Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Southern Piscataquis-
Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln,
Howland, Springfield, Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst,
Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais,
Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Dover-Foxcroft,
Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro, and Topsfield
1109 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Central Maine, Eastern Maine, Interior
  DownEast Maine, and North Central Maine, including the
  following areas, 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, Central Piscataquis and
  Southern Piscataquis.

* From Saturday morning through Sunday evening

* An extended period of above freezing temperatures is expected
  this weekend. The combination of the above freezing
  temperatures, along with a period of rainfall later Saturday
  into Saturday night, has the potential to result in ice
  movement and possible ice jams on areas waterways across
  central areas and portions of interior downeast.


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.




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