Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Gray ME
326 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...RAIN AND SNOW MELT COULD CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE HEADWATERS...

.Recent warm weather has melted some snow in the interior mountain
areas, bringing some rises to the rivers draining these areas.
Rain arriving today and lasting into Thursday morning will combine
with continued snow melt to bring further rises to area rivers.
Minor flooding is possible especially in tributaries which drain
eastward toward the Atlantic. The upper Saco River and
tributaries of the Androscoggin River are most at risk, though
flooding cannot be ruled out on the northern Pemigewasset River as
well as the Kennebec River.

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Kennebec-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-
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,
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, and Moultonborough
326 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Maine and northern New Hampshire,
  including the following areas, in Maine, Central Somerset,
  Kennebec, Northern Franklin, Northern Oxford, Southern
  Franklin, Southern Oxford, and Southern Somerset. In northern
  New Hampshire, Northern Carroll, Northern Coos, Northern
  Grafton, Southern Carroll, Southern Coos, and Southern
  Grafton.

* From this evening through Thursday afternoon.

* The combination of melting snow and rain arriving today and
  tonight will causes rises on area rivers. Minor flooding is
  possible especially in tributaries of the larger rivers flowing
  east out of the mountains.

* Flooding, if it were to occur, will be minor, only affecting the
  most vulnerable areas near the rivers.

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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