Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
851 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE RIVER FLOODING...

.PERIODS OF RAIN... HEAVY AT TIMES... ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY ACROSS MUCH OF MAINE AND THE EASTERN HALF OF NEW
HAMPSHIRE. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE
WIDESPREAD WITH AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. WHILE THE
RAIN WILL NOT FALL AT EXTREME ENOUGH RATES TO CAUSE FLASH
FLOODING... THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF THIS MUCH RAIN OVER THE
MULTI-DAY PERIOD WILL BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE SOME RIVERS TO RISE TO
NEAR FLOOD STAGE. HEAVY RAINS WILL END THURSDAY WITH LINGERING
SHOWERS INTO FRIDAY. ANY FLOODING WHICH DOES OCCUR MAY ALSO
LINGER BEYOND THURSDAY.

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NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN CARROLL-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-
STRAFFORD-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON...
WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM...
JACKMAN...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...FARMINGTON...
WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...SANFORD...BERWICK...
NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...LEWISTON-AUBURN...
LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...WINTERPORT...UNITY...
BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...KITTERY...PORTLAND...
SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...
WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...
LINCOLNVILLE...NORTH CONWAY...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE...CONCORD...
HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...ROCHESTER...DOVER...SALEM...
DERRY...EXETER...PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON
851 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN WESTERN MAINE...ANDROSCOGGIN...CENTRAL
  SOMERSET...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL WALDO...COASTAL YORK...
   INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...INTERIOR WALDO...INTERIOR YORK...
  KENNEBEC...KNOX...LINCOLN...NORTHERN FRANKLIN...NORTHERN
  OXFORD...SAGADAHOC...SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...SOUTHERN OXFORD AND
  SOUTHERN SOMERSET. IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...BELKNAP...COASTAL
  ROCKINGHAM...INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...MERRIMACK...NORTHERN
  CARROLL...SOUTHERN CARROLL AND STRAFFORD.

* FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. TOTAL
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH AMOUNTS IN
  EXCESS OF 5 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS
  WILL CAUSE RIVERS AND STREAMS TO RISE. FLOODING ALONG STREAMS
  AND RIVERS IS POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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