The Maine Forecast
  • January 7, 2013

    January Thaw For Maine, But Winter Isn’t Done

    They don’t happen every year, but they are, for many, a welcome break from the cold.  While this hasn’t been a blockbuster winter, we have seen close to normal snowfall in much of the state and above normal snowfall across the mountains and parts of coastal Maine including Portland.  Overall in December, temperatures were milder […]

  • January 6, 2013

    Snow ends this morning, warming trend on the way

    A weak system is leaving the area this morning and brought a quick round of snow showers with minimal accumulation. There was not much in the way of snow totals as this system is starved for moisture. As the system leaves the area a quick shot of colder air will move through and temperatures will […]

  • January 4, 2013

    Tranquil weather with a warming trend

    After several days of deep cold our weather will undergo a bit of a moderating trend the next few days with a significant warming early next week.  The core of the coldest air has now moved east and north of southern Maine and while temperatures will remain below freezing most of the time, we won’t […]

  • January 2, 2013

    Moderating cold during a quiet weather week

    After a stormy few weeks the weather takes a calm turn for the upcoming period with the cold relaxing by the weekend.  Our weather will be dominated by the drier more northern jet stream the next week and as that lifts further north milder air will also ensue.  You may not realize that there are […]

  • December 29, 2012

    Quick hitting significant snowstorm overnight

    Snow is breaking out across New England this afternoon and will quickly overspread the area this evening.  This is going to be a fast hitting but potent storm with 6-8 inches of new snow across south and central coastal areas.  There will be even more snow east of Rockland where 8-15 inches of new snow […]

  • December 29, 2012

    More snow overnight tonight

    Another fast moving storm is headed for Maine.  A storm now located around the mid-Atlantic region will rapidly intensify as it moves up the coastline and past Maine early Sunday.  This storm will bring a swath of snow to the area overnight.  The snow will end rapidly early in the morning in southern Maine and […]

  • December 27, 2012

    Major winter storm continues for much of day

    As of this morning the entire state of Maine has seen at least some snow with many areas poised to receive over a foot before this ends later this afternoon and early evening. I would say Portland has now received its permanent snow cover for the winter.   I had a report from Saco that […]

  • December 26, 2012

    Big storm to bring mountain snow and coastal rain and wind

    If you have been seeing the news the past day you know weather has been making headlines all across the deep south and into the Ohio valley. Tornadoes and blizzard conditions occurred simultaneously from Texas to Alabama and north into Michigan. This same storm will have a big impact on Maine’s weather the next 24 […]

  • December 25, 2012

    Large storm to impact Maine Wednesday night and Thursday

    A major storm is about to impact Maine with wind, snow and some rain.  Currently, the center of low pressure that will impact our area is still in the deep south. During Wednesday this storm will lift north and eventually move up the coastline as a strong nor’easter.  There is a big temperature contrast with […]

  • December 24, 2012

    A Christmas flurry, big snow possible Wednesday night and Thursday

    It looks like much of coastal Maine will not end up white this year as any Christmas accumulating snow stays to our south.  There could be some flurries Christmas morning that make it look rather festive but sunshine will return for the afternoon with cold temperatures and dry roads.  The reason we won’t see any […]