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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1129 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS NEW YORK AND
NEW ENGLAND TODAY.  AS THIS SYSTEM SHIFTS EAST INTO THE GULF OF
MAINE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS IT WILL TRIGGER RAINFALL OVER MUCH
OF REGION.  THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN THE EASTERN HALF OF
MAINE WHERE BASIN AVERAGES OF ABOUT A HALF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.
THE REMAINDER OF NEW ENGLAND WILL RECEIVE CLOSER TO A TENTH OF AN
INCH WHILE NEW YORK WILL GET JUST A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION.
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RAINFALL DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS WAS HIGHEST IN THE EASTERN HALF
OF MAINE WHERE ABOUT A HALF AN INCH WAS REPORTED.  WESTERN NEW
YORK, SOUTHERN NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RECEIVED CLOSER
TO 0.25 INCHES.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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MINOR FLOODING IS STILL OCCURRING AT THESE FORECAST LOCATIONS:
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MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG, ME
RICHELIEU RIVER AT ROUSES POINT, NY
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MINOR RISES OF 1-2 FEET WERE OBSERVED ON THE RIVERS ACROSS
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND FROM THE RAIN THAT FELL ACROSS THE REGION
OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS COMBINED WITH SNOWMELT RUNOFF.  MOST OF THE
FAST RESPONDING RIVERS HAVE CRESTED OR ARE AT CREST NOW, THE
SLOWER RESPONDING RIVERS WILL CONTINUE SLOWLY RISING THROUGHOUT
THE DAY.
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THE RIVERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION ONLY SAW VERY MINOR RISES
, MOSTLY LESS THAN A HALF FOOT, FROM THE RAINFALL.
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MINOR RISES ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE TODAY FROM THE CONTINUED SHOWER
ACTIVITY. DRIER WEATHER WILL MOVE IN FOR THURSDAY, ALLOWING RIVERS
TO BEGIN RECEDING FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK.
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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:           ALISON MACNEIL






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