Coastal York

Statement as of 3:22 am EDT on April 19, 2015

Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch

... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Monday evening
through late Monday night...

* location... coastal New Hampshire and coastal Maine.

* Coastal flooding... coastal flooding will be possible with a
surge of around 1 foot... possibly up to 1.5 feet.

* Timing... high tide Monday night is around 121 am. High water
conditions are expected an hour or two on either side of the
high tide.

* Impacts... inundation of low lying areas near the coast is

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be
alert for later statements or warnings... and take action to
protect property.

319 am EDT sun Apr 19 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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