356  
WGUS81 KBOX 210156  
FLSBOX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
856 PM EST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
CONNECTICUT...  
CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM AFFECTING MIDDLESEX COUNTY  
 
FOR THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, NEAR HADDAM AND POINTS SOUTH - NASA  
MODIS SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT THERE ARE 2 ICE JAMS FROZEN  
IN PLACE ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER. THE LONGER OF THE TWO  
ORIGINATES AT THE EAST HADDAM BRIDGE AND IS SEVERAL MILES LONG.  
THE SECOND ICE FIELD IS LOCATED FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE RIVER  
CHANNEL. THE ICE JAMS ARE RESTRICTING THE AMOUNT OF WATER ABLE TO  
MOVE DOWNSTREAM.  
 
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...A FLOOD STATEMENT PROVIDING THE LATEST INFORMATION  
IN THIS FLOOD EVENT WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT 8 HOURS, OR  
EARLIER IF NEEDED.  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR SWOLLEN RIVERS,  
STREAMS OR CULVERTS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN POSE AN IMMINENT THREAT  
TO LIFE.  
 

 
 
CTC007-220155-  
/O.CON.KBOX.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/MHDC3.2.IJ.180117T1536Z.180118T1510Z.000000T0000Z.UU/  
856 PM EST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 7:55 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.7 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 7.7 FEET  
BY MONDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN LOW LYING SECTIONS  
ALONG THE CONNECTICUT RIVER FROM WETHERSFIELD AND GLASTONBURY  
DOWNSTREAM THROUGH CROMWELL, MIDDLETOWN AND PORTLAND. BOATING  
INTERESTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR A PERIOD OF SWIFT RIVER FLOWS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4164 7269 4164 7258 4129 7225 4126 7239  
4141 7251 4156 7270  
 

 
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab MA Page
The Nexlab RI Page
The Nexlab NH Page
The Nexlab CT Page Main Text Page