The Maine Forecast
  • April 3, 2015

    Passover-Easter Weekend Brings A Return To Chilly Weather

    You should enjoy today, because it’s going to be a while before we see this kind of warmth again. More snow melted my yard, although I still have a solid foot in most of the front and about 6 to 8 inches of it on the back. There will be significant snow loss through tomorrow […]

  • April 1, 2015

    April arrives on a chilly note

    April is here! The long cold month of March is behind us and it’s onto the 4th month. This is when average temperatures rise towards and even near 60 and the landscape finally takes on a more spring-like look. It’s going to take a bit more time, but bare ground will surely happen this month. […]

  • March 31, 2015

    March closes cold, but with little snow to show

    The amount of snow that officially fell in Portland this month was 2.4 inches, and that number is similar for much of southern Maine. This amount of snow is well below average and means we went the entire month without a major snow event. Amazingly, even with lower than average snowfall in December and March, the […]

  • March 29, 2015

    Brief Burst Of Balmy Air Later This Week

    It’s hard to imagine it’s going to be April in a couple of days. If you really want to understand just how different this part of the country is temperature-wise right now, check out the map of highs for Monday. Summertime warmth isn’t that far off in terms of miles, but it might as well […]

  • March 26, 2015

    Milder With Rain Later Today, Mountain Snow Overnight

    A tranquil morning will eventually translate into a rather wet afternoon and evening with periods of showers becoming more of a steady rain for the commute home. As you may have figured out, I was on vacation and arrived back in New England early Wednesday morning. I think I needed a break from work more […]

  • March 20, 2015

    Spring arrives today at 6:45 p.m.

    Spring arrives at 6:45 p.m. today which means the sun, at that time, is at 90 degree above the horizon, directly over the equator. There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal, but […]

  • March 13, 2015

    Unsettled weekend will bring some snow to state

    One of my students from Colby texted me last night with a picture off his cell phone showing 12 to 18 inches of snow this weekend for the Augusta/Waterville region. Now, I can certainly get a forecast incorrect, but I think those kind of numbers are way out of line with what I am seeing […]

  • March 11, 2015

    Warmest Afternoon Since December 1st Underway

    When highs reach into the 50s it really brings on the spring fever and that’s exactly the type of temperatures we are going to see this afternoon. There will be water running down the roads, off your rooftop and even under the snow, although you won’t be able to see that. If you look at […]

  • March 9, 2015

    Snow Continues Its Disappearing Act This Week

    Melting snow, unless you are a ski enthusiast, those words are likely music to your ears. This week, temperatures are going to reach the melting point every day and therefore the snow will continue to disappear. Because snow is a solid, it can take on the temperature of the surrounding air. Have you ever felt […]

  • March 8, 2015

    In Spite Of Lots Of Snow This Winter, Some Folks Want To Make More

    From Caribou to Fryeburg east to Portland and across all of coastal Maine there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. Many of you are hoping all this snow melts over the next few weeks, but there is another group of folks who not only don’t want the snow to melt they want to […]