Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1037 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

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NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-
SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...
HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN
1037 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE AND NORTHERN MAINE...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...CENTRAL
  PENOBSCOT...NORTHERN PENOBSCOT AND SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT. IN
  NORTHERN MAINE...NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK AND
  SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK.

* UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY

* MUCH COLDER AND DRIER AIR HAS HELPED SLOW RUNOFF AND IMPROVE
  CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION...HOWEVER MANY ROADS REMAIN
  CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

* ICE CONTINUES TO MOVE ON THE SAINT JOHN RIVER WITH MUCH OF RIVER
  NOW SHOWING OPEN WATER. THERE IS STILL SOLID ICE SOUTH OF VAN
  BUREN TO HAMLIN WITH SOME OPEN WATER. FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN
  AREAS NEAR ST FRANCIS. THERE IS AN ICE JAM ALONG THE AROOSTOOK
  THAT IS IMPACTING OXBOW ROAD.

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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