Saturday, April 19, 2014
Snow is falling across much of southern Maine this afternoon. Already up to 8 inches have accumulated, especially west of the Maine Turnpike where speed limits have been lowered. Snow will continue up to and just beyond sunset. The heaviest of the snow will tend to wind down after 4 PM. There have been some areas that got over 2 inches of snow in an hour. There can be a few snow showers the first part of tonight, but nearly all of the accumulating snow will be over by then.
I'll be updating the forecast all day on Twitter at @growingwisdom please send me your reports there.
Gardening this week With another storm on the horizon for the weekend you might feel like spring is still very far away. The reality is that in just a few weeks, many of you will be able to get into your gardens and start growing for another year. Earlier this month I went to New England Grows which is a trade show for those who work in the industry. Although not open to the general public, in this week's video I share some of the latest trends and newest plants for 2013. I'll be updating the forecast all day on Twitter at @growingwisdom please send me your reports there.Tweet
David Epstein has been a meteorologist for more than 25 years. He spent 16 years in Boston and currently freelances at WGME13 in Portland.
In 2006, David founded GrowingWisdom.com, a business producing educational and marketing videos for the green industry. He currently is a professor at Framingham State College, teaches Jan Plan at Colby College and owns Bloomscapes Inc., a landscape design business.
David authored "Gardens Of New England" and his work has been published in Grolier's Science Annual for 10 years. He lives in South Natick, Mass., and has a summer home in Harpswell.