The Maine Forecast
  • June 16, 2015

    Tropical storm Bill to impact Texas coast Tuesday, remnants possible here this weekend

    There is never a shortage of interesting weather somewhere in the country. If it’s winter it’s usually going to be cold or snowy in some region and if it’s spring or summer you can often find heat, thunderstorms, and/or tropical weather. This morning, the most interesting weather is across the Gulf of Mexico where tropical […]

  • June 13, 2015

    Stellar weather for Sunday, followed Monday showers, and a look further into the future

    A cold front passed off the coastline early on Saturday leaving all of Maine a wonderfully dry day with a warm breeze. This weather will continue into the overnight hours with clear skies and comfortably cool readings for sleeping. Many areas still need rain and although there were some showers and thunderstorms with the passage […]

  • June 11, 2015

    Upcoming weekend looks mostly dry, as any Saturday showers end quickly in the morning

    Each Thursday, mainly in the summer, I put together a forecast for the weekend. Do you ever feel like the part of your life that happens weekly seems to come around every other day? Maybe there’s now time change, like the changing climate. For me, decades ago time use to move slower and now due […]

  • June 8, 2015

    Warmer and more humid air for much of the rest of this week

    Showers and thunderstorms continue across parts of western New England overnight and some of these may make it to the coast of Maine by the early morning hours of Tuesday. These showers mark the leading edge of warmer and more humid air which will finally be replacing the chilly temperatures we have seen during much […]

  • June 6, 2015

    Morning clouds will depart leaving a mostly sunny rest of the weekend

    A cold front will exit the region this morning bringing a cool, but dry air mass to the area for the rest of the weekend. There are clouds and even a few showers pushing off the coastline early this morning, but clearing is coming and by this afternoon sunshine will be the dominate weather feature. […]

  • June 3, 2015

    Cold start to June 2015 noteworthy, but not unprecedented

    Sunshine returned to southern Maine after three wet and chilly days in a row. June 1st and 2nd this year will go into the database as a pair of the coldest June days on record and while neither set a new benchmark, combined they created a noteworthy start to the month. The initial figures for […]

  • June 1, 2015

    Meteorological summer 2015 begins on a cold and wet note

    Today is the first day of meteorological summer or the start of the warmest three months of the year. Unfortunately, if you were expecting warm weather, it’s not going to happen for a few days. A Look Back At May May ended on cool wet note, but only in the final few hours. Overall it […]

  • May 28, 2015

    Most forecasts point to a quieter than average hurricane season ahead

    On May 27th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its forecast for the upcoming hurricane season which officially begins on June 1st. Of course, hurricanes don’t care about actual dates, but statistically the vast majority of storms occur from this date through November 30th. It Only Takes One This year, NOAA, like most other […]

  • May 27, 2015

    Storms possible later this evening

    Very warm and humid air has primed the atmosphere over western New England for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. There is a severe thunderstorm watch posted for the areas in pink on the image below. The best chance of storms will be between 4pm and 10pm in the western half of the region. Some of […]

  • May 26, 2015

    A few showers this week, but very warm

    When you consider all the rain in Texas and Oklahoma this spring, our drought doesn’t seem so bad. If we had recorded a spring with the same percentage of above normal rainfall as we are currently below, there would have been a lot of flooding here in New England. Additionally gardens would be water logged […]