Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
358 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RIVER RISES AND ICE MOVEMENT TO CONTINUE INTO MORNING...

.RIVERS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE INTO THIS MORNING DUE TO RUNOFF
FROM SNOWMELT. THIS COULD ALLOW ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT OF RIVER
ICE...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN MORE ICE JAMS.

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NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL
358 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTHERN MAINE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK AND NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK.

* UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY

* RIVERS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE THROUGH THIS MORNING IN RESPONSE TO
  SNOWMELT. THIS WILL KEEP THE THREAT OF RIVER ICE MOVEMENT AND
  POSSIBLE ICE JAMS ALONG NORTHERN MAINE RIVERS. ICE IS MOVING ON
  THE AROOSTOOK AND SAINT JOHN RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES. AN ICE JAM
  REMAINS IN PLACE AT WASHBURN, THOUGH ICE APPEARS TO HAVE STARTED
  MOVING ONCE AGAIN. ALONG THE ST JOHN RIVER...AN ICE JAM WAS
  LOCATED NEAR ST FRANCIS WITH ICE MOVING THROUGH FORT KENT AND
  MADAWASKA.

* ICE JAMS CAN DEVELOP AND RELEASE VERY RAPIDLY...CREATING
  SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WITH LITTLE TO NO WARNING. PERSONS WITH
  INTERESTS ALONG AREA RIVERS SHOULD STAY ALERT FOR CHANGING
  RIVER CONDITIONS. ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM ICE JAMS AND NEVER
  CROSS A FLOODED ROADWAY.

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. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN! BE ESPECIALLY
CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF
FLOODING.

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FARRAR



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