NWS SERVICE WARNS OF POSSIBLE FLOODING

by Christian Mower on June 10, 2013

A METEOROLOGIST WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING EXISTS THIS WEEK WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM THE GREAT LAKES MOVING INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT.

ERIC SCHWIBS IN GRAY, MAINE SAYS THERE WAS SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AS THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ANDREA MOVED UP THE SEABOARD SATURDAY MORNING,JUNE 8, 2013 BUT THE HEAVIER RAIN STAYED CLOSER TO THE COAST AND WENT THROUGH EASTERN MAINE.

SCHWIBS SAYS ABOUT AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN FELL IN NORTH CONWAY AND IN MAINE, ABOUT AN INCH AND A QUARTER FELL IN FRYEBURG AND BRIDGTON.

SCHWIBS SAYS THE GROUND IN THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE IS NOW SATURATED BECAUSE OF THE RECENT RAINFALL.

SCHWIBS SAYS ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL QUICKLY RUN OFF INTO STREAMS AND RIVERS THAT WILL RISE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.

TWO INCHES OF RAIN – WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS – IS PREDICTED FROM THE NEXT SYSTEM.

A FLOOD WATCH – MEANING THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS – HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE STARTING LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.