The Maine Forecast
  • April 27, 2015

    Some showers today, better second half of the week.

    The final week of April will be a typical one. You’ll notice temperatures on the cooler side of average, but not by much, along with a few showers. This morning I want to start the blog by showing you a satellite loop. I always tell students to loop the weather when you can because it […]

  • April 23, 2015

    Cool and sometimes unsettled weather closes out April

    There are numerous showers with some embedded downpours this morning over central Maine as a storm system over southern Canada moves slowly north. To the south, clearing skies are ushered in behind this same system as the showers ended in the pre-dawn hours. In the mountains there was some snow overnight. Our weather pattern has […]

  • April 21, 2015

    Heaviest rain has ended, but showers linger

    Heavy rain has now lifted north of Greater Portland with lingering showers still possible this morning over southern sections and much of the day east of Rockland. A frontal system that divides the cool marine air from milder air continue to push north. The overall weather system has brought a lot of rain to the […]

  • April 17, 2015

    Some sun and some rain this weekend, more significant rain next week.

    I’ll get to the weather in a minute, but first, did you see the new Star Wars trailer yet? I remember the summer of 1977 when my parents took me to the new film. That initial scene when the words scrolled across the screen horizontally in a way I had never seen before was pretty […]

  • April 15, 2015

    Picture perfect weather continues today.

    Already 60F before noon, it’s going to be another great day here in southern Maine. There are several aspects of the weather of interest on this mid-April morning not least of which is the stunning day we are enjoying. April can be such a miserable month. There are years where it rains for days on […]

  • April 13, 2015

    One more warm day then those April showers arrive.

    Did you enjoy the weather yesterday? If you didn’t think yesterday was a flawless April day, I’m not sure how much better it could have been this time of the year. Porltand reached a high of 68F for one of the warmest days since last fall. It was even more impressive when you think about […]

  • April 10, 2015

    Feeling of spring on the way this weekend

    I’m sitting in my office with a winter hat on this morning. It’s cold in the house and while I could put the heat up further, I feel like it’s less about the actual temperature and more about the damp and raw feeling to the air this week. Portland and much of the area is […]

  • April 8, 2015

    April snow on the way, but so is milder weather

    A cold morning with a brisk breeze reminds us that it’s still early April. There were even more sub-zero readings in northern Maine earlier today. Temperatures right now are still only in the upper 30s. A series of fronts will act as the focal point for small areas of low pressure and associated precipitation through […]

  • April 6, 2015

    Record cold morning across parts of Maine.

    4 below zero, that’s the new record established this morning in Caribou. Not only was this a record for today, it also set a new benchmark chill for the month of April. Now, certainly Caribou isn’t close to Portland or southern Maine. You’d need to drive about 300 miles to get there. If you went […]

  • April 4, 2015

    Frustrating Pattern Of Cold and Wet Weather On The Way

    An unsettled period of weather, beginning with the showers this morning, is going to last for much of the upcoming week. While it’s not going to snow or rain the entire week, precipitation is in the forecast most days through the upcoming 7 to 9 days. The reason for the inclement weather will be a […]