Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1118 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Ice Jam Flooding Possible later this afternoon into tonight...

.Ice jams remain in place due to the thaw earlier this month. The
combination of snow melt and rainfall will likely cause ice
movement on area rivers. This may cause the previous ice jams to
shift and allow for new ice jams to form, and could lead to
localized ice jam flooding.

Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-
Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor,
Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook,
Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry,
Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport,
Machias, Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth,
Vanceboro, and Topsfield
1118 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Coastal DownEast Maine, East Central Maine,
  Eastern Maine, Interior DownEast Maine, and North Central
  Maine, including the following areas, in Coastal DownEast
  Maine, Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington. 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, Southern Piscataquis.

* Through late tonight

* Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 1.75 inches combined with snowmelt
  will result in rises on area rivers and streams. Ice jams remain
  frozen in place from the previous thaw, such as the Kenduskeag
  Stream, Piscataquis and Pleasant Rivers. The rain and snowmelt
  may allow ice jams to move and jam up further downstream. In
  addition, there is the potential for new ice jams to form.

* Water levels can change abruptly when ice jams are occurring.
  Remember to never drive through water covered roads.


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. Please report
any flooding to the National Weather Service.




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