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  • January 7, 2015

    Polar express, Arctic chill, bitter blast. Yes, it’s January in Maine

    I’m teaching a meteorology course up at Colby College for January, so I get to experience central Maine morning cold first hand this month. Earlier, it was just about zero where I am staying and the dogs, acclimated to milder weather further south, are struggling with walking around on these cold mornings. I find my […]

  • January 6, 2015

    Dry Flow Brings More Cold, But No Snow

    If you watched the temperatures Monday or had to work outside, you likely noticed them falling fairly quickly in the afternoon as the arctic air moved across the region. This isn’t the coldest piece of air we’ll experience this week, as we will have to wait until Wednesday night and Thursday morning for that to […]

  • January 3, 2015

    Messy Evening With Snow Eventually Changing To Wintry Mix

    Growing up I had a weather radio on which I would listen to the National Weather Service’s forecast incessantly. I remember this one storm in Portland, when it was 13 below zero when I got up in the morning and the forecast was for snow to change to rain later that same day. I couldn’t […]

  • January 2, 2015

    Saturday night storm will bring snow, then ice and rain, to Maine

    Day two of the new year continued to feature bare ground across much of the region, but this is going to change for most of you over the next 36 hours. Last year we were in the throes of very cold air and a major snowstorm which dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow across […]

  • December 31, 2014

    Cold and dry start to 2015, but messy storm this weekend

    As I was walking around the yard yesterday I couldn’t help but notice just how lifeless parts of the garden were looking. The rhododendron all curled up, the grass dry and lifeless and the perennials flat against the earth. Winter has arrived and it seems like it’s here to stay. If you are a snow […]

  • December 29, 2014

    January to begin on a colder note, but still snow-free

    Although there hasn’t been much snow recently, here comes January. I hope you have enjoyed the recent spell of warm air, because it’s coming to an end. You will no doubt hear the words cold, frigid, bitter and arctic in the forecast over the next few days, but much of that will be overstated. Yes, […]

  • December 25, 2014

    Mild Weather Continues After 2nd Warmest Christmas On Record In Portland

    As Christmas 2014 comes to a close I hope the day was for you whatever you had hoped. There’s a lot of pressure around the holidays for everything to be just right and that can sometimes take away from one of the few days this part of the world is quiet. During Christmas afternoon the […]

  • December 24, 2014

    Near Record Warmth For Christmas

    Mild, windy and wet are the weather words for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning before drier air takes hold later tomorrow. A large storm in the Great Lakes region is pulling up warm and moist air from the southern regions of the country. This flow will continue overnight and into early tomorrow. Rain will continue […]

  • December 22, 2014

    50s For Christmas, Santa Will Disappoint Winter Enthusiasts

    It’s not often Thanksgiving is colder and snowier than Christmas, but this is one of those years. Mild is the theme for the next week or so as the arctic air continues to be scare across much of the country. Eventually, there is going to be a pattern shift as we head into the final […]

  • December 19, 2014

    Mild Storms Bring Rain, Not Snow, Heading Into Christmas

    Meteorological winter runs from December 1st through the end of February. On average these are our coldest days of the year. However, the majority of our snowfall tends to come from the middle of December through mid-March. This doesn’t mean it can’t snow in October or May, but the bulk of the white stuff falls […]