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  • February 9, 2013

    Portland and other cites and town experience historic snows

      Historic snow totals around Portland.  This certainly one for the record books.  Portland has a new benchmark of snow at 31.9 inches and still a bit more to go.  Many areas around Portland have seen between 30 and 34 inches of snow. The good news is that the worst of the blizzard is now […]

  • February 8, 2013

    Thunderstorms with snow just south of Maine

    Some very heavy bands of snow are now rotating towards the coast.  Expect snow to fall at 2-3 inches per hour for the next several hours. Snow broke out across Maine early this morning, and has already accumulated 6 to 12 inches from Augusta to York. The reason the snow started so early was that […]

  • February 8, 2013

    Early bursts of snow already leave 6 inches, much more ahead

    Snow, some of it moderate, broke out early across southern Maine, leaving 6 inches in Portland by 11 a.m. on Friday. This is more than expected so early, and is due to the cold air rushing over Casco Bay. The main part of the storm hasn’t even arrived yet to our south. Notice on the radar, […]

  • February 7, 2013

    Blizzard warning expanded to capital district, heavy snow for mountains

    A blizzard warning is in effect for much of coastal Maine. This means that winds in excess of 35 miles per hour and low visibility from heavy snow will occur for 3 or more hours during this storm.  A wobble closer to or farther from the coast could ultimately change accumulations by a bit, but […]

  • February 6, 2013

    Major snowstorm Friday night and Saturday morning

    The morning maps are flying in and indications are growing that a significant snowstorm is on the way for parts of Maine Friday and Friday night in Saturday morning.  Right now timing is such that the snow will break out across the area during the early afternoon Friday.  All of this, including the timing of […]

  • February 5, 2013

    Late week storm could bring significant snow (or just flurries)

    Across the state of Maine the weather looks quiet for the next several days with just the chance for a few flurries overnight and early Wednesday.  Temperatures will remain cold, but not bitter as a northwest flow of air from Canada continues. You may have heard of a potential storm for Friday.   Over the […]

  • February 3, 2013

    No big snow again this weekend, so what about the rest of winter?

    Weather is highly variable from place to place and of all the weather variables snow is one of the least consistent. Depending on where you are in New England this winter your total snow thus far could be within an inch of normal or as much as 66% below normal. It is becoming more evident […]

  • January 31, 2013

    Wind and rain this morning, clearing this afternoon

    Howling winds kept temperatures at spring-like levels all night.   Portland and most of Maine have seen temperatures in the 50s since late yesterday afternoon.  Last night, I was able to turn off the heat and sleep with the windows wide open.   This extreme weather in January gets all sorts of mixed reactions for […]

  • January 30, 2013

    Warmer weather to bring rain and gusty winds

    Temperatures are now into the 40s across most of southern Maine and will be heading even higher.  Dense fog is still an issue especially over some of the inland valleys.  Our warm temperatures will even get warmer overnight as many spots will rise to near 50F!  I expect much of the light snow cover along […]

  • January 28, 2013

    Deep freeze breaks with a fast moving messy weather system

    AFTERNOON UPDATE: Snow is now falling across much of southern Maine and will spread northward this afternoon. Already the roads are becoming slippery from Sanford to Windham and into Portland.  The green areas below on the radar show the heavier bands of snow as of about 3 PM this afternoon.  These bands will continue to […]