Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MAINE
County/Area SOMERSET
WFO GYX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-03 21:25:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0ESE SKOWHEGAN
Begin Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.71
End Date 2012-06-05 21:51:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1ESE SKOWHEGAN
End Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.69
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure formed on the triple point of a slow moving occlusion over southern New England on the 2nd of June. An upper trough moving in from the west significantly intensified this system as it slowly moved off Cape Cod on the 3rd of June. This unusually deep system tapped tropical moisture as it slowly moved east through the Gulf of Maine on the 3rd and 4th of June. Heavy rain caused rivers and streams in Maine to rise above flood stage in many locations, generally in southern and central portions of western Maine. Rainfall totals across this area from the 2nd through the 4th ranged from 3 to 8 inches with highest amounts in coastal and southern interior sections and a secondary maximum in the foothills.
Event Narrative Heavy rain caused flooding on the Kennebec River at Skowhegan (flood stage 35,000 cfs), which crested at 51,090 cfs.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUMBERLAND MILLS CUMBERLAND CO. ME 06/03/2012 00:57 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROXBURY OXFORD CO. ME 06/03/2012 02:15 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUBURN ANDROSCOGGIN CO. ME 06/03/2012 15:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SKOWHEGAN SOMERSET CO. ME 06/03/2012 21:25 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUGUSTA KENNEBEC CO. ME 06/04/2012 00:55 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH SIDNEY KENNEBEC CO. ME 06/04/2012 05:55 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K