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Flood Watch

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

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

MEZ001-002-005-006-011-015-180245-
/O.EXT.KCAR.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-140418T1200Z/
/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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
240 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE AND NORTHERN MAINE...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...PENOBSCOT AND AROOSTOOK COUNTIES.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* 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. WATER LEVELS ARE RISING AND
  FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE NORTH MAINE WOODS.

* THERE CONTINUES TO BE ONGOING FLOODING ALONG PARTS OF THE
  PENOBSCOT AND MATTAWAMKEAG RIVERS AS WELL AS IN THE TOWN OF
  DEXTER. ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

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.

&&

$$

CB





Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
217 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MAINE...

  MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG

MEC019-180613-
/O.CON.KCAR.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/MATM1.2.ER.140416T0342Z.140417T1715Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
217 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 1:45 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.7 FEET
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.5 FEET.
* IMPACTS...THE BANCROFT ROAD BETWEEN WYTOPITLOCK AND DANFORTH REMAINS FLOODED
  AND IMPASSABLE.

$$

CB







Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1238 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

MEC019-172000-
/O.CON.KCAR.FA.W.0005.000000T0000Z-140417T2000Z/
/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PENOBSCOT ME-
1238 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT COUNTY...

AT 1234 PM EDT ORONO RESIDENTS ALONG THE STILLWATER RIVER REPORT
THAT WATER HAS ENTERED SOME HOMES AND FLOODED YARDS. AT 1225 PM
WATER WAS REPORTED TO BE FLOODING A SMALL PORTION OF THE THE PARKING
LOT ADJACENT TO THE RIVER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE...BUT THE
LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT THE WATER LEVELS ARE NOW BEGINNING TO SLOWLY
RECEDE.

BOTH THE STILLWATER RIVER AND THE PENOBSCOT RIVER ARE RUNNING HIGH
DUE TO RUNOFF FROM SNOWMELT. THE RIVERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF
CRESTING AND WILL SLOWLY RECEDE THIS AFTERNOON.

PERSONS IN THE AFFECTED AREA...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE STILLWATER
RIVER NEED TO REMAIN ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WATER LEVELS AND
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOOD WATERS THREATEN. FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4491 6870 4492 6867 4488 6866 4488 6869

$$

CB








Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1154 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

MEC019-172100-
/O.CON.KCAR.FA.W.0006.000000T0000Z-140417T2100Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PENOBSCOT ME-
1154 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT FOR EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY...

AT 1152 AM EDT LAW ENFORCEMENT IN PENOBSCOT COUNTY REPORT THAT THE
EAST BRANCH OF THE SEBASTICOOK RIVER HAS SPILLED OVER ITS BANKS AND
FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON SEVERAL ROADS.

THE LINCOLN STREET BRIDGE IS CLOSED AS A CULVERT LET GO ON
LINCOLN STREET AND SIGNIFICANT WATER IS FLOWING ACROSS THE ROAD.
EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY ON LIBERTY...WATER...AND LINCOLN STREETS AS
WATER IS FLOWING DOWN THESE ROADS.

AREAS IN AND AROUND DEXTER WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE FLOOD WATERS
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 4505 6932 4506 6925 4500 6923 4500 6931

$$

CB









Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
814 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-181215-
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
814 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL MAINE...NORTH
CENTRAL MAINE...NORTHERN MAINE...SOUTHEAST MAINE AND WEST CENTRAL
MAINE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FLOOD WATCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



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