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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
722 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...INCREASED ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-160800-
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/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK...
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN...MILLINOCKET...
EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...HOULTON...HODGDON...
SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD...
LINCOLN...HOWLAND...SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...
OLD TOWN...AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...
ORLAND...DEBLOIS...GRAND LAKE STREAM...MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...
PERRY...PRINCETON...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...
EASTPORT...MACHIAS...CHERRYFIELD...DOVER-FOXCROFT...MILO...
GUILFORD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD
722 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE...NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...
  NORTHERN MAINE...SOUTHEAST MAINE AND WEST CENTRAL MAINE...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...
  CENTRAL PENOBSCOT...NORTHERN PENOBSCOT AND SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS...NORTHERN
  PISCATAQUIS AND SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS. IN NORTHERN MAINE...
  NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK AND SOUTHEAST
  AROOSTOOK. IN SOUTHEAST MAINE...CENTRAL WASHINGTON...COASTAL
  HANCOCK...COASTAL WASHINGTON...INTERIOR HANCOCK AND NORTHERN
  WASHINGTON. IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE...NORTHERN SOMERSET.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* MILD TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW MELT
  ACROSS THE REGION WHICH HAS RESULTED IN MANY REPORTS OF FLOODED
  ROADS FROM WATER OVERFLOWING FARM FIELDS AND POOLING ON THE ROADS.
  ICE IS ALSO MOVING ON AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS WHICH COULD JAM
  AND PRODUCE FLOODING. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL ALSO BRING
  THE THREAT OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN TO THE REGION THIS EVENING
  INTO TONIGHT WITH CONTINUED MILD TEMPERATURES AND SNOW MELT IN
  ADVANCE OF THE FRONT. THE THREAT OF ICE JAM FLOODING WILL
  PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY WHILE RIVER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE
  AND ICE MOVEMENT CONTINUES.

* FLOODING CAN RAPIDLY DEVELOP IN THE VICINITY OF ICE JAMS.
  THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN
  ALERT FOR ICE JAMS AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.

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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
341 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-160830-
/O.CON.KBTV.FA.A.0003.000000T0000Z-140417T0000Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHERN ST. LAWRENCE-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CLINTON-
SOUTHEASTERN ST. LAWRENCE-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN CLINTON-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-SOUTHWESTERN ST. LAWRENCE-GRAND ISLE-
WESTERN FRANKLIN-ORLEANS-ESSEX-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-
CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-WESTERN ADDISON-ORANGE-WESTERN RUTLAND-
WINDSOR-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-
EASTERN RUTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASSENA...MALONE...PLATTSBURGH...
STAR LAKE...SARANAC LAKE...TUPPER LAKE...DANNEMORA...
LAKE PLACID...PORT HENRY...TICONDEROGA...OGDENSBURG...POTSDAM...
GOUVERNEUR...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...ST. ALBANS...NEWPORT...
ISLAND POND...BURLINGTON...JOHNSON...STOWE...ST. JOHNSBURY...
MONTPELIER...MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...BRADFORD...RANDOLPH...
RUTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...WHITE RIVER JUNCTION...ENOSBURG FALLS...
RICHFORD...UNDERHILL...BRISTOL...RIPTON...EAST WALLINGFORD...
KILLINGTON
341 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL OF NORTHERN NEW YORK AND VERMONT.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL HAS AFFECTED THE
  REGION TODAY. EXPECT STEADY RAIN TO CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF
  VERMONT THROUGH EARLY EVENING...AND RAIN TO CHANGE TO SNOW
  ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK. BY LATER THIS EVENING PRECIPITATION
  SHOULD BE IN THE FORM OF ALL SNOW BEFORE ENDING LATER TONIGHT.

* RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS REMAIN HIGH DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF
  RAINFALL...SNOWMELT AND RECENT WARM TEMPERATURES. NUMEROUS
  WATERWAYS ARE CURRENTLY NEAR OR IN FLOOD WITH ADDITIONAL RISES
  EXPECTED TONIGHT DUE TO RUNOFF FROM TODAY`S RAINFALL AND
  RESIDUAL SNOWMELT FROM THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

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. NEVER TRAVEL
THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

&&

$$

JMG

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