768  
WGUS61 KGYX 131542  
FFAGYX  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
1042 AM EST SAT JAN 13 2018  
 
...ICE JAM FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOME RIVERS IN MAINE AND  
NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY...  
 
.THE PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO END THIS MORNING ACROSS MUCH  
OF THE REGION. HOWEVER, THE COMBINATION OF THE WARM TEMPERATURES,  
SNOWMELT AND HEAVY RAINFALL FROM LAST NIGHT WILL ALLOW FOR RISES  
ON AREA RIVERS. THESE RISES MAY ALLOW FOR THE BREAK UP OF ICE AND  
ADDITIONAL ICE JAMS TO FORM. RAPID CHANGES IN RIVER LEVELS WILL  
CONTINUE TODAY.  
 
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/00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-  
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-  
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-  
COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON-  
SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE-  
EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-  
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF 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, HOLLIS, ALFRED, LEBANON, SANFORD,  
GOODWINS MILLS, BUXTON, LIMINGTON, BERWICK, 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,  
BIDDEFORD, SACO, OLD ORCHARD BEACH, KITTERY, 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, BETHLEHEM, LINCOLN,  
LITTLETON, SUGAR HILL, THORNTON, WATERVILLE VALLEY, WOODSTOCK,  
NORTH CONWAY, ALBANY, CONWAY, CHATHAM, CRAWFORD NOTCH, 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,  
BARRINGTON, ROCHESTER, DOVER, ROLLINSFORD, SOMERSWORTH, DURHAM,  
MADBURY, GILSUM, KEENE, MARLOW, SULLIVAN, SURRY, JAFFREY,  
MANCHESTER, PELHAM, NASHUA, SALEM, ATKINSON, NEWTON, PLAISTOW,  
CHESTER, DERRY, HAMPSTEAD, EXETER, GREENLAND, PORTSMOUTH, RYE,  
HAMPTON, HAMPTON FALLS, NORTH HAMPTON, SEABROOK, AMHERST,  
MILFORD, MONT VERNON, GOFFSTOWN, PETERBOROUGH, SHARON, AND WEARE  
1042 AM EST SAT JAN 13 2018  
   
..FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING  
AREAS, IN MAINE, ANDROSCOGGIN, COASTAL CUMBERLAND, COASTAL  
WALDO, COASTAL YORK, INTERIOR CUMBERLAND, INTERIOR WALDO,  
INTERIOR YORK, KENNEBEC, KNOX, LINCOLN, SAGADAHOC, SOUTHERN  
FRANKLIN, SOUTHERN OXFORD, AND SOUTHERN SOMERSET. IN NEW  
HAMPSHIRE, BELKNAP, CHESHIRE, COASTAL ROCKINGHAM, EASTERN  
HILLSBOROUGH, INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM, MERRIMACK, NORTHERN  
CARROLL, NORTHERN GRAFTON, SOUTHERN CARROLL, SOUTHERN GRAFTON,  
STRAFFORD, SULLIVAN, AND WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH.  
 
* UNTIL NOON EST TODAY  
 
* RIVERS AND STREAMS COULD SEE LOCALLY FAST AND SIGNIFICANT RISES  
IN VICINITY OF ANY ICE JAMS. URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING  
MAY OCCUR.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
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