Ashland, ME

Current Conditions


46 °F


17 mph from the West

41 °F

29.56 in

40 °F


7.0 miles

Presque Isle, ME

Updated — 11:55 PM EDT on April 15, 2014

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Forecast for Ashland (04732)

Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday evening...
Chance of Snow
H 34° / L 18°
Partly Cloudy
H 50° / L 21°
Partly Cloudy
H 55° / L 25°
Mostly Cloudy
H 48° / L 27°
Chance Rain
H 50° / L 25°

Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 7F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.


Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.


Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.


Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 48F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 27F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.


Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Sunday Night

Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Statement as of 10:49 PM EDT on April 15, 2014

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

... Flood Warning extended until late Wednesday night... the Flood
Warning continues for
the Big Black River near Big Black
* until late Wednesday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 11.4 feet
* minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... continue to rise to near 13.8 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The
river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow evening.

1023 PM EDT Tue Apr 15 2014

... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 300 PM EDT Wednesday for
urban areas and small streams in Aroostook County...

At 1007 PM EDT flooding and Road closures have been reported by
County emergency personnel.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Roads and locations affected by flooding include:

At fort fairfield:

Dorsey Road Strickland Road Grimes Road currier Road
Forest Avenue Riverside Avenue Page Road

In addition... Route 1a across the Aroostook River has been closed

At caribou:

Limestone Road
Madawaska Road

At limestone:

Ward Road
Grand Falls Road
long Road

At Bridgewater

Route 1 (one Lane closed)

At washburn:

Main Street
garage street
rt 164 east of Crouseville

At Castle hill:

Castle Hill Road between Washburn and rt 227

At mapleton:

The pulcifur Road (near Tea Kettle brook) State Road
Hughes Road
State Road
creasey Ridge Road
Boone Road

At presque isle:

Fort Road
Parkhurst siding Road
Chandler Road (a culvert has collapsed)
burlock Road
Henderson Road at fair Junction

At easton:

Getchell Road

At westfield:

Burleigh Road

At cross lake:

Cyr Road

Other locations outside the Aroostook River basin where flooding has
been reported include:

Catalina Road in Hodgdon

Rt 1a near Hamlin

Bancroft Road near Wytopitlock

Route 2 near Houlton between Porter settlement Road and Mooers Road

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on
small creeks and streams... and ponding of water on country roads
and farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

Lat... Lon 4743 6903 4726 6904 4719 6890 4725 6862
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Statement as of 7:22 PM EDT on April 15, 2014

Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening...

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.

* Through Wednesday evening

* mild temperatures continue to produce significant snow melt
across the region which has resulted in many reports of flooded
roads from water overflowing farm fields and pooling on the roads.
Ice is also moving on area rivers and streams which could jam
and produce flooding. An approaching cold front will also bring
the threat of moderate to heavy rain to the region this evening
into tonight with continued mild temperatures and snow melt in
advance of the front. The threat of ice jam flooding will
persist through Wednesday while river levels continue to rise
and ice movement continues.

* 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 flooding.

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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