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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 31
National Weather Service Caribou ME AL092020
547 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020
This product covers EASTERN AND NORTHERN MAINE
**Tropical Storm Isaias Continues to Track to the west of Maine With
Little Impacts Expected**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- The Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for Central
Penobscot, Central Piscataquis, Central Washington, Interior
Hancock, Northeast Aroostook, Northern Penobscot, Northern
Piscataquis, Northern Somerset, Northern Washington, Northwest
Aroostook, Southeast Aroostook, Southern Penobscot, and
- The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Coastal
Hancock and Coastal Washington
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 340 miles west-southwest of Petit Manan ME or about 390
miles west-southwest of Eastport ME
- 42.7N 74.2W
- Storm Intensity 65 mph
- Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph
Tropical Storm Isaias will continue to track through New England this
evening and into southern Quebec late tonight. The storm will produce
winds gusts to between 40-50 mph, especially over the higher terrain in
portions of the Central Highlands and the North Woods.
With the track of Isaias remaining to the west rainfall amounts remain
between one half to one inch across far western areas, mostly falling
during a 3-6 hour period during the overnight hours.
Isolated tornadoes will remain possible later this evening and through
the overnight hours over for all of northern and eastern Maine. Rough
surf and an increased risk of dangerous rip currents should affect
south coastal beaches tonight into Wednesday.
Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
EASTERN AND NORTHERN MAINE, especially in the Central Highlands and
North Woods for a brief period of time overnight. Potential impacts
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
EASTERN AND NORTHERN MAINE. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and boats pulled
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news outlets
for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
There is a threat from tornadoes with this storm. Have multiple ways
to receive Tornado Warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly.
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in Caribou ME regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.