Flash Flood Watch
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000 WGUS61 KGYX 251943 FFAGYX Flood Watch National Weather Service Gray ME 243 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017 MEZ007>009-012>014-020-021-NHZ001>009-011-012-015-261000- /O.CON.KGYX.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170227T0000Z/ /00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset- Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Androscoggin- Kennebec-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton- Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan- Merrimack-Belknap-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough- Western And Central Hillsborough- Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron, Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc, Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua, Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman, Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry, Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens, Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison, Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro, Waterville, China, Palermo, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, Jackson, North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lebanon, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, Hollis, and Weare 243 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Maine and New Hampshire, including the following areas, in Maine, Androscoggin, Central Somerset, Kennebec, Northern Franklin, Northern Oxford, Southern Franklin, Southern Oxford, and Southern Somerset. In New Hampshire, Belknap, Cheshire, Eastern Hillsborough, Merrimack, Northern Carroll, Northern Coos, Northern Grafton, Southern Carroll, Southern Coos, Southern Grafton, Sullivan, and Western And Central Hillsborough. * Through Sunday evening * Recent warm temperatures have generated significant melting of snowpack. This melting will continue to result in rising levels on area rivers and streams. Additionally, a strong cold front will move across the region tonight producing locally heavy rainfall with up to an inch possible in some locations. * The primary flood threat will be ice jam flooding. The threat is greatest in New Hampshire where temperatures have been the warmest and precipitation amounts tonight will be highest. 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. && $$ Pohl

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