Weather Alerts for Bangor Maine

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Effective: Sat, 4/20 3:53am Updated: Sat, 4/20 12:35pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 4/20 3:53pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the
following rivers in Maine...
Mattawamkeag River Above Mattawamkeag
...Safety Message...
Obey all road closure signs, they are there for your safety.  Do not
attempt to drive through flooded areas, most flood deaths occur in
automobiles.  Turn around, don`t drown!
...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
the Mattawamkeag River Above Mattawamkeag
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  3:47 AM Saturday the stage was 14.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.0 feet by
early Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* At 16.0 feet, Flooding begins along River Road in Mattawamkeag and
Lancaster Road in Kingman.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Central Penobscot - Central Piscataquis - Northern Penobscot - Northern Piscataquis - Northern Somerset - Northern Washington - Southeast Aroostook - Southern Penobscot - Southern Piscataquis
Effective: Sat, 4/20 1:45pm Updated: Sat, 4/20 12:35pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 4/20 9:36pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

...Moderate flooding possible this weekend into early next week...
.The combination of heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt in areas
that still have significant snowpack will bring many streams out
of their banks today through tonight. The larger rivers will see
rises later this weekend into the beginning of next week with
minor to moderate flooding beginning by Sunday. Larger rivers like
the Saint John might not crest until Monday. There remains
uncertainty as to whether any of the rivers will reach major flood
stage, but that is still a possibility.
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Central Highlands Maine, Far Eastern Maine, North
Woods Maine, and Penobscot Valley Maine, including the
following areas, in Central Highlands Maine, Central
Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, and Southern Piscataquis. In
Far Eastern Maine, Northern Washington and Southeast
Aroostook. In North Woods Maine, Northern Piscataquis and
Northern Somerset. In Penobscot Valley Maine, Central
Penobscot and Southern Penobscot.
* Through Monday evening
* The combination of additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches along
with significant snowmelt in areas that still have snow on the
ground, will lead to significant rises on streams and rivers
this weekend and into early next week.
* There is high confidence that smaller streams and low lying
areas will flood today into tonight due to locally heavy
rainfall. There is also high confidence, that some area rivers
will experience minor to moderate flooding Sunday into early
next week. Confidence is not as high as to whether any areas
experience major flooding, but it is still possible.

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.