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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1149 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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THE COASTAL STORM THAT HAS BEEN IMPACTING THE NORTHEAST THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS WAS CENTERED SOUTH OF NOVA SCOTIA THIS MORNING.  IT
IS CONTINUING TO SPIN OFF RAIN BANDS BUT WILL GRADUALLY CONTINUE
TO MOVE AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
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RAINFALL DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS WAS HEAVIEST IN CENTRAL AND
COASTAL MAINE. THIS REGION HAD A LARGE AREA OF 2-3 INCHES OF
RAINFALL.  THE HEAVIEST AMOUNT RECORDED WAS AT LUBEC, MAINE WHICH
REPORTED JUST OVER 3 INCHES.  THE MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY GENERALLY
HAD RAINFALL AROUND AN INCH WITH LESSER AMOUNTS IN OTHER PORTIONS
OF NEW ENGLAND.
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FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS THE COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL BUT AMOUNTS SHOULD BE LESS THAN IN THE PAST
FEW DAYS.  HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BE OCCURRING IN NORTHERN MAINE
WHERE AMOUNTS APPROACHING HALF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.  AMOUNTS WILL
BE MUCH LESS AS YOU MOVE TO THE SOUTH AND WEST.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO ADVANCE SLOWLY NORTHEAST TODAY AND THE
HEAVIEST BAND OF RAINFALL WILL PERSIST INTO NORTHERN MAINE INTO
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. MOST RIVERS OF MAINE, NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
AND NORTHERN VERMONT AND THE FORECAST LOCATIONS FOR THE MORE
SLOWLY RESPONDING TRIBUTARY AND MAINSTEM RIVER LOCATIONS WILL
CONTINUE RISING RESPONSES ANYWHERE FROM PART OF TODAY THROUGH MOST
OF THE WEEKEND. ELSEWHERE, HEADWATER AND THE MOST RAPIDLY
RESPONDING TRIBUTARY RIVERS HAVE BEGUN AND WILL CONTINUE TO RECEDE
. RECEDING TRENDS VARY FROM RAPIDLY TO SLOWLY AT FORECAST
LOCATIONS ACROSS THE REGION.
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RISING RIVER RESPONSES BEGAN AND CONTINUED AT MANY RIVER FORECAST
LOCATIONS YESTERDAY ACROSS NEW ENGLAND, THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
RIVERS IN NEW YORK STATE AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK STATE. RISING
RESPONSES REMAINED BELOW BANK-FULL LEVELS BUT WERE CONSIDERABLE,
GENERALLY IN THE 2 TO 10 FT RANGE AND EXCEEDED ACTION LEVELS FOR
SEVERAL LOCATIONS INCLUDING:
1) THE HOOSIC RIVER AT WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
2) THE SUGAR RIVER AT WEST CLAREMONT, NH
3) THE CONTOOCOOK RIVER AT PETERBORO, NH
4) THE CONTOOCOOK RIVER AT HENNIKER, NH
5) THE WARNER RIVER AT DAVISVILLE, NH
6) THE NORTH NASHUA RIVER AT FITCHBURG, MA
7) THE SHAWSHEEN RIVER AT WILMINGTON, MA
8) THE KENNEBEC RIVER AT SKOWHEGAN, ME
9) THE SWIFT RIVER AT ROXBURY, ME
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RIVER LEVELS FOR LOCATIONS IN THE REMAINING REGIONS OF NEW YORK
STATE MAINTAINED THE RECEDING TRENDS FROM THE YESTERDAY.
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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:       ROB SHEDD
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:                ERICK BOEHMLER




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