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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** 


NEW INFORMATION
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* 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 
      Southern Piscataquis
    - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Coastal 
      Hancock and Coastal Washington

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* 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

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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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. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
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 
include:
    - 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.

* TORNADOES:
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 
      from moorings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news outlets
for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the 
forecast.

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

NEXT UPDATE
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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.

$$

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