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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:19 AM EDT on April 19, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 22, 2015

... Flood Watch in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday

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

* 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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Alabama - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Alaska - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement, Hydrologic Statement , Hydrologic Statement
California - Record Report
Colorado - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Flood Warning
Florida - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Special Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Maine - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Special Statement, Hydrologic Statement , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory
Nebraska - Special Statement
New Hampshire - Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch
New Mexico - Wind Advisory
New York - Wind Advisory
North Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Wind Advisory
South Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Record Report
South Dakota - Wind Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
- Small Craft Advisory