February 9, 2013

Snow totals: Portland sets a record

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Portland recorded a record snowfall for a single storm as snow continues to fall on the city.

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Near white-out conditions around 6:30 a.m. in Gorham on Route 114 on Saturday.

Angie Muhs photo

The National Weather Service in Gray reports the city had received 29.3 inches of snow at the jetport by 8 a.m. The previous record of 27.1 inches was recorded in Portland on Jan. 17 and 19, 1979.

Other snow totals as of 8 a.m. include: 28 inches in south Windham; 23.5 inches in Lewiston; 26.1 inches in Gorham; and 26 inches in Kennebunk, according to the weather service.

Blizzard conditions - high wind gusts and visibility of a quarter-mile or less - have been reported in Portland, Sanford, Rockland and Augusta.
 

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