Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Weekend Heavy Rain Event Update Three

Easter Weekend Heavy Rain Event Update Two

Easter Weekend Heavy Rain Event Update One

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Caribou ME
307 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

...Major flooding possible this weekend into early next week...

.The combination of heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt in areas
that still have significant snowpack will bring many streams out
of their banks by Saturday or Saturday night. The larger rivers
will see rises this weekend with moderate to major flooding at
some locations by Sunday that will likely continue through early
next week. There remains uncertainty as to whether any of the
rivers will reach record flood stage.

Northern Somerset-Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-
Southeast Aroostook-Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-
Southern Penobscot-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot,
Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin,
Millinocket, East Millinocket, Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon,
Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln,
Howland, Springfield, Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town,
Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield
307 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019


The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Central Highlands, Far Eastern
  Maine, North Woods, and Penobscot Valley.

* From Saturday morning through Monday evening.

* The combination of rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches along with
  significant snowmelt in areas that still have snow on the ground
  will lead to significant rises on streams this weekend, and on
  rivers this weekend and into early next week.

* There is high confidence that smaller streams will flood. There
  is also high confidence that some area rivers will experience
  moderate to major flooding Sunday into early next week.
  Confidence is not as high as to whether any areas experience
  record flooding, but it is a possibility.


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.