Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1132 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL CREST OVER THE AREA TODAY.  ON FRIDAY A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE MIDWEST AND BEGIN TO IMPACT
THE AREA.  BASIN AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE THE HIGHEST IN
EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND WITH ABOUT A HALF AN INCH
EXPECTED.  THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA WILL RECEIVE 0.25 INCHES OR
LESS.  WESTERN MAINE WILL BE THE ONLY AREA THAT WILL REMAIN DRY
THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.
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RAINFALL DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS WAS THE HIGHEST IN THE EASTERN
HALF OF NEW ENGLAND. AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 0.50 TO ABOUT AN INCH IN
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND EASTERN MAINE DURING THE PERIOD.  THE
REMAINDER OF NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK REPORTED CLOSER TO A QUARTER
OF AN INCH.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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MINOR FLOODING IS STILL OCCURRING ON THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT
MATTAWAMKEAG, ME AND ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN (RICHELIEU RIVER AT ROUSES
POINT, NY).  BOTH OF THESE LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY JUST
ABOVE MINOR FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
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YESTERDAY`S RAINFALL COMBINED WITH SNOWMELT IN MAINE TO AUGMENT
PREVIOUS RISES THERE, BRINGING THEM TO AROUND 1.5 TO 2 FEET IN
TOTAL FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT.  RISES IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW
ENGLAND WERE MORE MODERATE, GENERALLY AROUND 0.5 - 1 FOOT.  ACROSS
THE REST OF THE REGION, RECEDING OR STEADY RIVER LEVEL TRENDS
WERE THE NORM.  THESE TRENDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE
WEEKEND.
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FLOOD OUTLOOK DISCUSSION:
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AS INDICATED BY THE NERFC 5-DAY SIGNIFICANT FLOOD OUTLOOK GRAPHIC,
SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
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THE FLOOD OUTLOOK GRAPHIC IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:
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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
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:           BILL SAUNDERS






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