The Maine Forecast
  • July 2, 2015

    Wonderful vacation weather for July 4th weekend will continue into next week

    Writing these blogs is something I genuinely love doing. There really isn’t a shortage of topics to write about because the weather is always changing. However, over the next week, strictly on the meteorological scale of exciting weather, the score is going to be rather low. Yesterday began the second half of the year and […]

  • July 1, 2015

    Wet Wednesday, but super vacation weather follows

    Two frontal systems are moving through the area this morning. The first is a warm front and this will be followed this afternoon by a cold front. The showers and storms associated with the warm front are more organized and will leave a quarter to half inch of rain in most areas. If you end […]

  • June 29, 2015

    Vacationland weather will be enjoyable this week

    With July 4th on Saturday, this might your summer vacation week. If it is, you did reasonably well picking it, but if you like heat and humidity, you should have waited until sometime later in July or early August. If you are visiting here for the first time, welcome to Maine. If you are a […]

  • June 28, 2015

    Summer nor’easter winds down Sunday afternoon

    A high surf advisory remains posted this afternoon as a storm system continues to impact southern and central Maine. Sometime in the middle of the night I awoke briefly to the sound of a tree coming down. Over the past several years, between Irene, Sandy and various winter storms, many of the dead or dying […]

  • June 26, 2015

    Dry Saturday followed by wet Sunday

    The weekend weather across southern Maine will be a split decision. Saturday is going to be dry, while Sunday, especially the morning, brings quite a bit of rain. This weekend, a storm will move out of the Ohio valley and to the west of New England. It will bring a windswept rain to the area, […]

  • June 24, 2015

    Why you likely didn’t see a tornado, in spite of several tornado watches Tuesday

    Tornado watches and even warnings in parts of New England were issued on Tuesday afternoon, but there weren’t any confirmed tornadoes, so what happened? Although a likely microburst did cause some damage in Freeport, for the most part yesterday’s storms passed with little fanfare. There is a definitely a misunderstanding among many in the public […]

  • June 23, 2015

    Tornado watch until 11 PM for southern Maine

    4:30PM Update As of this hour a tornado watch is posted for Maine’s southern most county. This means conditions are favorable for the possibility of tornadoes in this area. Elsewhere, more typical strong thunderstorms are possible this evening with very humid air in place especially south of Augusta and even more pronounced south of Portland. […]

  • June 22, 2015

    Sunshine returns with possible Tuesday storms and then a cooler weekend

    A few morning showers ended hours ago and now sunshine and clouds is the rule for the start of summer. While meteorological summer began on June 1st and yesterday was the summer solstice, it’s actually today that many consider the first full day of summer and for students, this is the first full week with […]

  • June 20, 2015

    Astronomical summer arrives Sunday

    The summer solstice arrives Sunday afternoon. If you are an astronomer this marks astronomical summer or the time when the sun’s rays are most direct across much of the northern hemisphere. From this point forward, until the winter solstice, the sun’s position in the sky will slowly be progressing further south and lower. Additionally, there […]

  • June 19, 2015

    This weekend will feature one very nice day and one unsettled day

    An area of showers this morning will cross the region ahead of a cold front. As this front moves east, it will briefly pull up some humidity from the south, especially along the coast from about Brunswick south. Elsewhere, although there are clouds and some rain, the air won’t have that humid feeling. The radar […]