961  
WGUS41 KGYX 171443  
FLWGYX  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
943 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MAINE  
 
KENNEBEC RIVER AT AUGUSTA AFFECTING KENNEBEC COUNTY  
 
.THE KENNEBEC RIVER AT AUGUSTA HAS RISEN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AGAIN THIS MORNING. WATER CONTINUES TO BACK UP BEHIND AN ICE JAM DOWNSTREAM OF HALLOWELL. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE WATER WILL FLUCTUATE DUE TO THE ICE JAM AND TIDES FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE FINALLY DROPPING  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE FOR GOOD. ICE JAMS ARE VERY UNPREDICTABLE. PEOPLE  
LIVING AND WORKING ALONG THE RIVER FROM AUGUSTA DOWNSTREAM SHOULD  
REMAIN ALERT FOR RAPID FLUCTUATIONS IN WATER LEVEL.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW IF THE  
ROAD IS SAFE FOR TRAVEL. TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN!  
 
STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR  
YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET.  
 

 
 
MEC011-172300-  
/O.NEW.KGYX.FL.W.0004.180117T1443Z-180117T2300Z/  
/ASTM1.1.ER.180117T1306Z.180117T1415Z.180117T1700Z.UU/  
943 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE KENNEBEC RIVER AT AUGUSTA  
* FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS EVENING.  
* AT 9AM THE STAGE WAS 12.2 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.  
* THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE FLUCTUATE DUE TO THE ICE JAM AND TIDE CYCLES.  
THE RIVER WILL LIKELY REMAIN WITHIN A FOOT OR 2 OF FLOOD STAGE  
FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4439 6979 4439 6969 4424 6972 4390 6977  
4390 6992 4420 6982  
 

 
 
TFH  
 
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