Northern Penobscot Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 10:12 PM EDT on April 17, 2014

...The Flood Warning remains in effect until 500 am EDT Friday for extreme southwestern Penobscot County...

* at 900 PM EDT Thursday law enforcement in Penobscot County report some improvement during the evening hours with the cooler temperatures but are not confident that additional problems will not redevelop.

* The Lincoln street bridge is closed in Dexter as a culvert let go and caused significant damage to the Road earlier today. Due to the high water levels there is the possibility that additional flooding could occur with little or no notice or that other culverts could be pushed up and release water.

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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.

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942 PM EDT Thu Apr 17 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Mattawamkeag River at Mattawamkeag * until Sunday afternoon...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 21:30 PM Thursday the stage was 15.9 feet * moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 13.5 feet. * Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 16.1 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The river will fall below flood stage Sunday morning. * Impacts...River Road flooded in Mattawamkeag. Lancaster Road flooded in Kingman.

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:37 PM EDT on April 17, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 am EDT Friday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Maine and northern Maine...including the following east central Maine...central Penobscot...northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot. In northern Maine...northeast Aroostook...Northwest Aroostook and southeast Aroostook.

* Until 8 am EDT Friday

* much colder and drier air has helped slow runoff and improve conditions across the region...however many roads remain closed due to flooding.

* Ice continues to move on the Saint John river with much of river now showing open water. There is still solid ice south of Van Buren to Hamlin with some open water. Flooding is occurring in areas near St Francis. There is an ice jam along the Aroostook that is impacting Oxbow Road.

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.

Record Report
Statement as of 9:35 am EDT on April 17, 2014

...Record low temperature set at Portland ME...

A record low temperature of 22 degrees was set at Portland ME this morning. This breaks the old record of 24 degrees set back in 2003.