Flash Flood Watch
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000 WGUS61 KGYX 170111 FFAGYX FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 911 PM EDT THU OCT 16 2014 ...HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS IN MAINE... NHZ002>010-013-014-170215- /O.CAN.KGYX.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-141017T0600Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON- SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD- INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BERLIN...LANCASTER...LITTLETON... NORTH CONWAY...LEBANON...HANOVER...PLYMOUTH...WOLFEBORO... OSSIPEE...CLAREMONT...NEWPORT...CHARLESTOWN...CONCORD... HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...ROCHESTER...DOVER...SALEM... DERRY...EXETER...PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON 911 PM EDT THU OCT 16 2014 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE... NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ALTHOUGH SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL HAS ENDED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL OVER MUCH OF THE STATE... RESULTING IN RAPID RISES IN CREEKS AND STREAMS AND URBAN FLOODING. RESIDUAL FLOODING FROM EARLIER RAINFALL MAY STILL BE ONGOING. $$ MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-171000- /O.CON.KGYX.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-141017T1000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 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- 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 911 PM EDT THU OCT 16 2014 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF WESTERN MAINE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... 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. * UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY * RAIN WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE OVERNIGHT AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THE MAIN CONCERN IS FOR SOUTH THROUGH EAST FACING HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS AND THIS MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING. URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING IS LIKELY. * THE RAIN WILL TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT ACROSS WESTERN MAINE AND TOWARDS DAWN IN CENTRAL MAINE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. && $$

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