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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 10:13 AM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 3:45 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 345 PM EDT for urban
areas and small streams in northwestern Washington... northern
Penobscot and Piscataquis counties...

**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.**

Although colder temperatures have slowed the snowmelt from
yesterday... flooding continues across the warning area. Rivers are
still running high from the recent rainfall... and several roads
remain closed. These include but are not limited to:

In Piscataquis county:

River Road and Elliot Road in Willimantic
Brockway Road bridge in Sangerville
pleasant street and River Road in Milo

In Penobscot county:

Half township Road in West Lincoln
Main Street in Dexter

In Washington county:

Route 6 near Lambert Lake
Route 169 between Danforth and Springfield

Many other roads are either partially or totally closed due to
flooding. Please remember... you should never cross a flooded Road.
Obey all Road closure signs and do not drive around or move
barricades. Persons are urged to stay away from all flooded rivers
and streams.

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 4548 6749 4534 6749 4505 6963 4546 6974
      4586 6965 4599 6970 4656 6973 4656 6885
      4636 6886 4635 6846 4555 6847 4568 6773
      4562 6765 4561 6745 4550 6740




Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:46 AM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through this 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 this evening

* reports of flooded roads continue as the mild temperatures and
heavy rainfall on Wednesday lead to rapid snowmelt with some
roads being closed and culverts being damaged.

* Ice had broken up and was moving on the rivers especially the
Saint John, Aroostook and Piscataquis rivers. An ice jam remains
on the Aroostook River at Fort Fairfield. All streams and rivers
continue rise steadily including the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot
rivers. Colder temperatures expected today into tonight will
slow the rising waters.

* 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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:23 AM EDT on April 16, 2014


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... cwop
observers... Skywarn spotters... facebook fans... and media for these
reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at
weather.Gov/Caribou

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Maine

... Aroostook County...
   Madawaska 3.0 954 am 4/16
   Houlton 2.5 908 am 4/16
   Lille 5 SSE 2.5 553 am 4/16
   Sherman 2.0 619 am 4/16
   Dyer Brook 2.0 900 am 4/16
   Houlton 1 S 1.5 704 am 4/16
   Caribou 1 SW 1.3 1101 am 4/16
   Lille 1.2 705 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Fort Kent - coop 1.0 735 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Island Falls 1.0 713 am 4/16
   Caribou 1 N 0.5 756 am 4/16
   Van Buren - coop 0.5 735 am 4/16 co-op observer

... Hancock County...
   Southwest Harbor 2 S 0.8 828 am 4/16

... Penobscot County...
   Corinna - coop 3.0 1025 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Levant 2.5 750 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Millinocket WWTP 1.0 630 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Bangor - cwo 1.0 819 am 4/16 co-op observer

... Piscataquis County...
   Dover-Foxcroft - coo 1.5 720 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Kingbury 2 SSE 1.5 643 am 4/16

... Washington County...
   Topsfield - coop 3.3 920 am 4/16 co-op observer
   Jonesboro 1 SW 1.5 940 am 4/16
   Eastport 1.2 1100 am 4/16
   East Machias 4 E 1.0 934 am 4/16


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Maine

... Aroostook County...
   New Sweden 5 NNW 1.5 630 am 4/16
   Littleton 1 SW 1.1 700 am 4/16

... Hancock County...
   Southwest Harbor 3 S 0.8 830 am 4/16
   Mariaville 1 ESE 0.5 800 am 4/16

... Penobscot County...
   Newport 3 ESE 2.0 700 am 4/16


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