Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
206 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

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NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-
SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...
HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN
206 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE AND NORTHERN MAINE...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...CENTRAL
  PENOBSCOT...NORTHERN PENOBSCOT AND SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT. IN
  NORTHERN MAINE...NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK AND
  SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK.

* UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING

* ICE WAS MOVING ON THE SAINT JOHN RIVER THROUGH MADAWASKA TOWARD
  GRAND ILSE. MUCH OF RIVER WAS OPEN OUTSIDE THIS ICE MOVEMENT ALL
  THE WAY DOWN INTO HAMLIN. THE ICE COULD BECOME LOCKED UP FOR A
  TIME NEAR GRAND ILSE WHICH WOULD LEAD TO WATER BACKING UP QUICKLY
  IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

* ELSEWHERE, RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS ARE STILL RUNNING VERY HIGH
  WITH THE MATTWAWMKEAG RIVER IN MATTAWAMKEAG OUT OF ITS BANKS AND
  FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN THAT REGION. THE PENOBSCOT AND
  PISCATAQUIS RIVERS AS WELL AS THE STILLWATER RIVER ARE RECEDING
  AND BELOW FLOOD STAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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HEWITT





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