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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1032 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE
THROUGH THURSDAY...

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-171045-
/O.CON.KCAR.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-140417T1900Z/
/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
1032 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

* ICE HAD BROKEN UP AND WAS MOVING ON THE RIVERS ESPECIALLY THE
  SAINT JOHN... AROOSTOOK AND PISCATAQUIS RIVERS. AN ICE JAM ON
  THE AROOSTOOK RIVER AT FORT FAIRFIELD HAD MOVED INTO NEW
  BRUNSWICK EARLIER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NOW THREATENS
  INTERESTS IN WESTERN NEW BRUNSWICK. THERE IS STILL A POSSIBLE
  ICE JAM NEAR MASARDIS AND EARLIER WATER WAS REPORTED 16 INCHES
  DEEP IN OXBOW FLATS. MANY STREAMS AND RIVERS CONTINUE TO RISE
  INCLUDING THE MATTAWAMKEAG AND PENOBSCOT RIVERS. COLDER
  TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL SLOW THE RISING WATERS BUT THE THREAT
  OF FLOODING CONTINUES AND 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.

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