Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1254 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017

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

.A prolonged period of above freezing temperatures will continue
into Sunday. The combination of above freezing temperatures and
expected rainfall tonight, 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
1254 PM EST Sat Feb 25 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.

* Through Sunday evening

* Forecast river rises may be enough to break ice on the
  Piscataquis River and tributaries in southern Piscataquis
  County. Similar rises in the Penobscot River basin in southern
  Penobscot County have potential to break up ice locally. Any
  ice movement means ice jams and sudden flooding is possible.


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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