... Flood Watch remains in effect until 3 PM EDT this afternoon...
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of east central Maine... north central Maine...
northern Maine... southeast Maine and west central Maine...
including the following areas... in east central Maine...
central Penobscot... northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot.
In north central Maine... central Piscataquis... northern
Piscataquis and southern Piscataquis. In northern Maine...
northeast Aroostook... Northwest Aroostook and southeast
Aroostook. In southeast Maine... central Washington... coastal
Hancock... coastal Washington... interior Hancock and northern
Washington. In west central Maine... northern Somerset.
* Until 3 PM EDT this afternoon
* much colder and drier air has helped slow runoff and improve
conditions across the region. Many roads however remain closed
due to flooding.
* Ice continues to move on the Saint John river with much of river
now showing open water. There is still solid ice south of Van
Buren to Hamlin with some open water. At this time, river levels
continue to rise slowly. The Aroostook and Piscataquis rivers
are open with some ice flowing through and river levels running
high but now are receding.
* The Mattawamkeag and Penobscot rivers are still rising but
showing signs of slowing down due to the colder temperatures.
* The threat of flooding continues and flooding can rapidly
develop in the vicinity of ice jams. Those with interests along
rivers and streams should remain alert for ice jams and possible
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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.