Central Penobscot Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 6:59 AM EDT on April 16, 2014

...The Flood Warning remains in effect until 345 PM EDT Wednesday 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. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.**

Flooding continues in the warning area this morning. Water levels have slowed up some due to the colder temperatures. Some area roads remain closed especially in Piscataquis County. The River Road in Willimantic has been closed to traffic as well as the Brockway bridge in Sangerville. The Piscataquis and pleasant rivers are running very high with portions of both rivers flowing out of their banks.

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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Hewitt

521 am EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Penobscot river at Eddington * from this evening to Friday evening...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 4:30 am this morning, the stage was 13.3 feet * minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Forecast...rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 20.3 feet by early afternoon on Thursday. Flooding could occur along Route 2. The river will fall below flood stage by Friday afternoon.

503 am EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Penobscot river at West Enfield * from this afternoon to Friday evening...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 4:45 am this morning,the stage was 14.8 feet * minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Forecast...rise above flood stage by late this afternoon and continue to rise to near 20.2 feet by tomorrow morning. This could lead to flooding of Route 2. The river will fall below flood stage by Friday early afternoon.

500 am EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Mattawamkeag River at Mattawamkeag * until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 4:30 am this morning, the stage was 13.9 feet * minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. * Flooding was reported along the Bancroft Road between Wytopitlock and Danforth. * Flood stage is 13.5 feet.

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:46 AM 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.

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:35 AM EDT on April 16, 2014

...Snow will lead to slippery conditions this morning...

Snow will end this morning with snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches expected. The highest snowfall amounts will be across northern and western Maine where 2 to 3 inches of snow could accumulate before ending. The snowfall and falling temperatures will lead to snow covered and slippery roads this morning.