Central Penobscot Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 12:28 AM EDT Apr. 27, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mattawamkeag River above Mattawamkeag
* until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:15 am Friday the stage was 13.8 feet
* minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 15.3 feet by
early Sunday afternoon. Additional rises may be possible
thereafter.
At 16.0 feet, flooding begins along River Road in Mattawamkeag and
Lancaster Road in Kingman.



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1017 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

... A Flood Warning for rain and snowmelt remains in effect until 600
am EDT Friday for northwestern Washington... northeastern
Piscataquis... Aroostook and northeastern Penobscot counties...

There have been numerous reports of flooded roads in Caribou,
Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Mapleton, Chapman, Castle Hill,
Sinclair, Van Buren, Grand Isle, and Saint Agatha this evening.

The combination of the recent rainfall and continued snowmelt will
likely lead to additional areas of flooding tonight, mainly on
roads. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to
recognize the dangers of flooding.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Presque Isle, Caribou, Houlton, Millinocket, Fort Kent, Madawaska,
Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Van Buren, Patten, Eagle Lake, Danforth,
Mount Katahdin, Portage, Deboullie Mountain, Mapleton, East
Millinocket, Washburn, Mars Hill and Medway.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 8:03 PM EDT Apr. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Maine, far northern Maine, north
central Maine, northern Maine, and west central Maine,
including the following areas, in east central Maine, central
Penobscot and northern Penobscot. In far northern Maine,
northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook. In north central
Maine, central Piscataquis, northern Piscataquis, and southern
Piscataquis. In northern Maine, southeast Aroostook. In west
central Maine, northern Somerset.

* Through Saturday afternoon.

* The combination of recent rainfall and snowmelt will lead to a
continuation of rises on the major rivers and smaller stream
into the weekend.

* Some smaller streams and Brooks could spill out of their banks
tonight. Culverts and ditches will fill up with the potential
for some minor flooding of roads.

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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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 8:03 PM EDT Apr. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Maine, far northern Maine, north
central Maine, northern Maine, and west central Maine,
including the following areas, in east central Maine, central
Penobscot and northern Penobscot. In far northern Maine,
northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook. In north central
Maine, central Piscataquis, northern Piscataquis, and southern
Piscataquis. In northern Maine, southeast Aroostook. In west
central Maine, northern Somerset.

* Through Saturday afternoon.

* The combination of recent rainfall and snowmelt will lead to a
continuation of rises on the major rivers and smaller stream
into the weekend.

* Some smaller streams and Brooks could spill out of their banks
tonight. Culverts and ditches will fill up with the potential
for some minor flooding of roads.

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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