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Oct 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Clayton Stiver: Flood watch in effect for much of NH through Thursday

NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com

A flood watch is in effect for Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap, and Carroll Counties for the Granite State from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening.

A deepening area of low pressure south of New England will slowly track northeastward over the next few days throwing lots of Atlantic moisture in our direction. A strong east to northeast fetch of wind will lead to heavy rainfall rates at times, especially Wednesday Night into Thursday morning.

By late Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches will be possible certainly across the watch area, which could lead to flooding of rivers, streams, and poor drainage areas.

The eastern foothills and eastern facing slopes of the mountains may see enhanced rainfall rates due to the east wind hitting the rising terrain.

If you live in a flood prone area you should monitor forecast updates and be alert for possible flood warnings. You should be prepared to take action immediately if a flood warning is issued.


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