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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1215 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
:
LIGHT RAIN FELL ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
NEW ENGLAND FRIDAY AND EARLY SATURDAY.  AMOUNTS WERE ALL LESS THAN
0.25 INCHES.
:
THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH TODAY AND
KEEP MUCH OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES DRY THIS WEEKEND.  THE
NEXT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE ON MONDAY NIGHT AS A COLD
FRONT MOVE IN FROM THE WEST.
:
TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMING INTO THE 40S AND 50S TODAY AND SO
REMINING SNOW IN MAINE AND THE ON THE HIGHER PEAKS WILL BE MELTING
.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
:
MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ALONG THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT
MATTAWAMKEAG, ME, AND THIS MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE RIVER RECEDES BELOW ITS 16.0
FOOT MAJOR FLOOD STAGE.
:
MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ALONG THE FOLLOWING RIVER FORECAST
LOCATIONS:
:
SEBASTICOOK RIVER AT PITTSFIELD, ME
CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD, CT
CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM, CT
RICHELIEU RIVER AT ROUSES POINT, NY
SCHROON RIVER AT RIVERBANK, NY
:
WITH NO SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION FORECAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS,
RIVER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO CREST AND RECEDE ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST.  HOWEVER, MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING WILL STILL BE
OCCURRING ON THE SCHROON RIVER, THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER, AND THE
LOWER END OF THE MAINSTEM CONNECTICUT RIVER THROUGH THIS UPCOMING
WEEKEND.
:
FLOOD OUTLOOK DISCUSSION:
:
SIGNIFICANT RAIN COMBINED WITH SNOWMELT EARLIER THIS WEEK RESULTED
IN WIDESPREAD MINOR TO SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST.  AS INDICATED BY THE NERFC 5-DAY SIGNIFICANT FLOOD
OUTLOOK GRAPHIC, THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG, ME
REMAINS ABOVE MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THIS SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND.
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THE FLOOD OUTLOOK GRAPHIC IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:
:
HTTP://W2.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:  NORM BINGHAM-MAAS
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:           ALISON MACNEIL





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