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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
319 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...HEAVY RAIN AND SNOWMELT MAY CAUSE FLOODING EARLY NEXT WEEK...

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NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-
STRAFFORD-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON...
WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM...
JACKMAN...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...FARMINGTON...
WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...SANFORD...BERWICK...
NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...LEWISTON...AUBURN...
LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...WINTERPORT...UNITY...
BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...KITTERY...PORTLAND...
SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...
WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...
LINCOLNVILLE...BERLIN...LANCASTER...LITTLETON...NORTH CONWAY...
LEBANON...HANOVER...PLYMOUTH...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE...CLAREMONT...
NEWPORT...CHARLESTOWN...CONCORD...HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...
ROCHESTER...DOVER...SALEM...DERRY...EXETER...PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON
319 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN WESTERN MAINE...
  ANDROSCOGGIN...CENTRAL SOMERSET...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL
  WALDO...COASTAL YORK...INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...INTERIOR WALDO...
  INTERIOR YORK...KENNEBEC...KNOX...LINCOLN...NORTHERN
  FRANKLIN...NORTHERN OXFORD...SAGADAHOC...SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...
  SOUTHERN OXFORD AND SOUTHERN SOMERSET. IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  BELKNAP...COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...
  MERRIMACK...NORTHERN CARROLL...NORTHERN GRAFTON...SOUTHERN
  CARROLL...SOUTHERN COOS...SOUTHERN GRAFTON...STRAFFORD AND
  SULLIVAN.

* FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON MONDAY
  AND MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE GULF OF MAINE TUESDAY. AT THIS
  TIME IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THIS LOW WILL PRODUCE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 1
  TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL SHOULD OCCUR
  MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY...BUT RUNOFF AND ADDITIONAL
  SNOWMELT WILL KEEP THE THREAT FOR FLOODING GOING THROUGH AT
  LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ON THE
  COASTAL PLAIN AS WELL AS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
  NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE MAINE FOOTHILLS.

* RIVERS ARE ALREADY GRADUALLY ON THE RISE FROM SNOWMELT OVER THE
  PAST FEW WEEKS. 1 TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL ALLOW SOME
  RIVERS TO RISE TO BANKFULL AND EVEN OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS.
  ADDITIONAL ICE MOVEMENT IS LIKELY AS WELL. URBAN AND POOR
  DRAINAGE FLOODING IS ALSO EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT AND
  THE MORNING HOURS ON TUESDAY.

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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CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...
PETERBOROUGH...WEARE
319 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CHESHIRE NH...HILLSBOROUGH NH.

* FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON MONDAY
  AND MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE GULF OF MAINE TUESDAY. AT THIS
  TIME IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THIS LOW WILL PRODUCE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 1
  TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL SHOULD OCCUR
  MONDAY NIGHT...BUT RUNOFF AND ADDITIONAL SNOWMELT WILL KEEP THE
  THREAT FOR FLOODING GOING THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT.

* RIVERS ARE ALREADY GRADUALLY ON THE RISE FROM SNOWMELT OVER THE
  PAST FEW WEEKS. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL ALLOW SOME RIVERS
  TO RISE TO BANKFULL AND EVEN OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS. ADDITIONAL
  ICE MOVEMENT IS LIKELY AS WELL WHERE ICE REMAINS ON RIVERS.
  URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING IS ALSO EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY
  MONDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

MLE



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