(All snowfall amounts were measured at the Portland International Jetport.)

❄️  March 14: 16.4 inches

Cara Lankford, 7, of Portland plays in Monument Square during the blizzard.

Although the Feb. 12-13 storm may have seemed worse because there was already a lot of snow on the ground to start with, this one brought the most snow to Portland. Bridgton was the snow accumulation leader, with 21.5 inches. York County was hit hardest, with power outages there leaving over 18,000 customers without electricity the day after the storm. Travel was brought to a near-standstill in the Northeast, with more than 5,000 flights canceled and train and bus service suspended from Washington, D.C., to Maine. And the blizzard got so bad along the coast at one point that the state had to pull all of its plow truck drivers off I-295 between Freeport and Bowdoinham after a snowplow went off the road.

❄️  Feb. 12-13: 16.1 inches

Sam Gilbert of Portland digs out his car at the Eastern Promenade after the storm.

This storm hit Down East the hardest, with Jonesboro getting a whopping 3 feet of snow and 50-mph gusts knocking out power to almost 2,000 customers in Hancock County. And some parts of the state had gotten around a foot just three days before. In southern Maine, Scarborough and Gorham were the snowfall co-winners with 23 inches each. Because the snowstorm ended the day before Valentine’s Day, florists were scrambling to fill orders on time.

❄️  Dec. 29-30: 7.7 inches

This was the first major snowstorm of the season, and unlike the later ones, it brought heavy, wet snow that resulted in widespread power outages. Over 100,000 Central Maine Power customers were without power by the second day of the storm, and 13,000 were still out the day after. In Sidney, a huge pine tree fell onto a home just eight hours after the owners had sold it to their son and his wife.

Larry and Paul Parlin look at the tree that fell on Paul’s house in Sidney.

❄️  Feb. 9: 7.7 inches

Frances Buerkens, front, and Michelle Devoe, both of Portland, ski down Exchange Street on Feb. 9.

In mid-February, Maine was stuck in a cycle of snowstorms that slammed the state nearly every day for over a week. On the 9th, snow fell at a rate of 2 to 4 inches an hour in some towns, according to the National Weather Service. The storm affected much of the East Coast, and about 70 percent of flights at the Portland International Jetport were canceled. Slippery roads were also a problem; an SUV went off a bridge and landed in an ice-covered pond in Biddeford, but the man and woman inside weren’t seriously injured.

❄️  Feb. 11: 6 inches

Two days later, Mainers were still clearing the snow that had fallen steadily since the 7th as the massive Feb. 12-13 storm was approaching. Initially, southern Maine wasn’t expected to get much snow on the 11th, but a fast-moving clipper storm ended up adding half a foot of snow before the bigger storm arrived, making preparations difficult.

A lone flag flies in the wind on the Fore River during the heavy morning snow on Feb. 11.

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