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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1123 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE COVERED MOST OF NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND
LATE THIS FRIDAY MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS OCCURRED DURING THE
PAST 24 HOURS ALONG THE EASTERN NEW ENGLAND COASTAL PLAIN AS A
COLD FRONT HAD MOVED OFFSHORE. AMOUNTS RANGED FROM A TRACE UP TO 0
.50 INCH IN SPOTS ACROSS EASTERN MAINE. MOST OF THE PRECIPITATON
FELL OUTSIDE OF THE RIVER BASINS.
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN THROUGH TONIGHT. A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL
APPROACH NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS
MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY INCREASES.
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48 HOUR BASIN AVERAGE FORECAST PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT RANGE FROM 0.05 TO 0.40 INCH. SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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THE RIVERS ACROSS NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK ARE RECEDING THIS
FRIDAY MORNING.  THIS DOWNWARD TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
THE DAY SATURDAY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
INTO THE REGION FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND, ONLY MINOR
RISES ARE FORECAST FROM THIS SHOWER ACTIVITY.
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ACCORDING TO THE USGS WATERWATCH WEBPAGE, 7-DAY AVERAGE
STREAMFLOWS ARE IN THE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL RANGE FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR FOR MOST OF THE REGION. DRIER CONDITIONS ARE BEING SEEN IN
PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND EXTREME NORTHERN MAINE WHERE
BELOW NORMAL FLOWS ARE BEING REPORTED.
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FLOOD OUTLOOK DISCUSSION:
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THE NERFC FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK GRAPHIC INDICATES SIGNIFICANT
RIVER FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.
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THE FLOOD OUTLOOK GRAPHIC IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:
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HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NERFC/FOP
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ADDITIONAL WATER AND WEATHER RELATED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON
THE NWS/NERFC HOME PAGE AT http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/nerfc
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:       NEAL STRAUSS
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:                ALISON MACNEIL




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