Northern Penobscot Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 2:22 AM EDT on October 24, 2014

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued an

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... central Penobscot County in east central Maine... this includes the cities of...Millinocket...Lincoln...Howland... southern Piscataquis County in north central Maine... this includes the cities of...Guilford...Greenville... Dover-Foxcroft...Brownville Junction... southeastern Aroostook County in northern Maine... northeastern Hancock County in southeast Maine... northern Washington County in southeast Maine... this includes the cities of...Vanceboro...Danforth...Calais... Central Somerset County in west central Maine...

* until 515 am EDT

* periods of heavy rain will continue to move across the advisory area this morning. Rainfall totals since Wednesday night have reached over 2 inches in portions of the advisory area. The areas hit the hardest include eastern Washington County...southern Penobscot and southern Piscataquis County. Streams and rivers in these locations have risen sharply but remain well within their banks.

* Additional rainfall of up to an one inch will allow streams and rivers to rise more but flooding is not expected. Ponding of water on roadways is expected and some low spots could have standing water.

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.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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Record Report
Statement as of 1:28 am EDT on October 24, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Bangor ME...

A record rainfall of 1.94 inches was set at Bangor ME yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1.73 set in 1929.