Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Weekend Heavy Rain Event

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1109 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

  Mattawamkeag River Above Mattawamkeag

1109 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
 the Mattawamkeag River Above Mattawamkeag
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:46 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 15.1 feet by
  Sunday early afternoon. Additional rises may be possible
* At 14.0 feet, Flooding begins along the Bancroft Road between
Wytopitlock and Danforth.


LAT...LON 4557 6838 4560 6819 4572 6808 4566 6794
      4551 6810 4546 6835


Flood Warning
National Weather Service Caribou ME
814 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

Aroostook ME-
814 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Rain and Snowmelt in...
  Eastern Aroostook County in northern Maine...

* Until 800 PM EDT Friday.

* At 802 PM EDT, river gage readings continue to fluctuate on the
  Aroostook River in Washburn and Masardis. The gages will continue
  to show fluctuations through Friday morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Mapleton, Washburn, Ashland, Castle Hill, Wade, Squa Pan and

* Aroostook Emergency Management reported that Gardner Creek Road
  and Castle Hill Hill Road near Washburn remain closed due to an
  ice jam, that extends from the Washburn bridge down into
  Crouseville. The Emergency Management is also watching the Parsons
  Road between Washburn and Presque Isle.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Ice jams can suddenly release and move
downstream, and jam back up leading to water backing up quickly
behind the jam.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


LAT...LON 4676 6808 4675 6806 4674 6806 4674 6809
      4676 6814 4677 6816 4676 6820 4667 6835
      4664 6839 4661 6841 4656 6837 4656 6843
      4664 6847 4674 6831 4678 6820 4679 6816
      4677 6811



Flood Watch
National Weather Service Gray ME
236 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019


The combination of heavy rainfall and warm temperatures causing
rapid snowmelt will bring many rivers to bankfull this weekend.
The potential exists for some rivers to reach minor or even
moderate flood levels.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Portland,
Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick,
Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin,
Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta,
Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head,
Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast,
Northport, Searsmont, Lincolnville, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook,
Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln,
Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock,
North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lebanon,
Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney,
Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro,
Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Goshen,
Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury,
Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith,
Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, and Jaffrey
236 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maine and New Hampshire, including the following
  areas, in Maine, Androscoggin, Central Somerset, Coastal
  Cumberland, Coastal Waldo, Interior Cumberland, Interior
  Waldo, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Northern Franklin, Northern
  Oxford, Sagadahoc, Southern Franklin, Southern Oxford, and
  Southern Somerset. In New Hampshire, Belknap, Cheshire,
  Merrimack, Northern Carroll, Northern Coos, Northern Grafton,
  Southern Carroll, Southern Coos, Southern Grafton, and

* From Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.

* Heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt may lead to minor or moderate
  river flooding this weekend.


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.



10:36 PM ADT Thursday 18 April 2019
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Grand Falls and Victoria County
Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

An extended period of rain is expected during the Easter weekend.

Rain along with warmer temperatures will continue through to Sunday as a series of low pressure systems passes west of New Brunswick. The rain will be mixed with some snow or ice pellets during the start of the precipitation tonight. The rain will ease during the day on Friday before intensifying on Friday night.

Rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are forecast for tonight through Friday afternoon. Additional amounts are expected Friday night through Sunday, bringing the total rainfall over the three days to 50 to 80 mm with a possibility of more than 100 mm over portions of the Northwest.

This rainfall combined with snowmelt will enhance the threat of flooding.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NBStorm.