The Maine Forecast
  • November 18, 2015

    Cold Wednesday morning, significant rain for tomorrow night and Friday

    I just stepped outside to let the dogs out on this early morning. As I looked up, the crystal clear skies are a strong indicator of the brilliant sunshine we will see all day. It’s the coldest morning of the season so far coming on the heels of a chilly Tuesday. I do expect temperatures […]

  • November 15, 2015

    Warm November so far may foreshadow winter weather

    It’s been a milder November this year and you have likely noticed the landscape doesn’t even look as wintry as it typical would into the second half of November. I still have some lettuce growing on a container in Harpswell where we’ve only had a handful of freezes. The map below shows just how warm […]

  • November 12, 2015

    A deeper look into the 2015-2016 winter

    It’s dry again this early afternoon and it’s going to remain dry for much of the daylight hours. However, there is already an area of rain and thicker clouds back to the west of New England and this is steadily moving in our direction. Although it was wet yesterday for the commutes, the volume of […]

  • November 10, 2015

    Blustery coastal storm for Veterans Day

    This morning dawned crystal clear and frosty, but since then clouds have been on the increase and rain will move into the region well after dark and after the evening commute. It will feel quite raw this evening as winds become onshore. In the book I use for my meteorology class there’s a lesson on […]

  • November 8, 2015

    How scientists are learning which extreme weather events have a man-made connection and which may not

    Humans And The Extreme Events Of 2014 Today’s blog entry is about a report that was just issued from NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) entitled “Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective.” This report, the fourth such assessment in as many years, aggregates research on extreme weather events from around the world. […]

  • November 5, 2015

    Warm temperatures continue through Friday, cooler this weekend

    There are several interesting weather notes to discuss this morning the most noticeable of which is the warmth. Temperatures this time of year are more typically in the upper 20s and lower 30s at night and reach into the 50s in the afternoon. Last night, most areas hovered in the 40s to near 50 and […]

  • November 3, 2015

    Warm Election Day afternoon, small example of trend of warming Novembers

    The rest of this week continues the trend of milder than average weather. Highs this afternoon and again on Friday could reach the mid to upper 60s. It doesn’t reach 70 degrees very much in November. On this day, it’s only hit 70 twice and interestingly we haven’t reached that mark this century. You’d need […]

  • November 1, 2015

    Warm November ahead, but that doesn’t mean it will be all winter

    Welcome to November. If you are still shell shocked from last winter and fearful of an early start to the winter season this year, let me put your mind at ease. Overall, this month and likely the first part of December will feature above normal temperatures. If you have been following me on Twitter as […]

  • October 30, 2015

    Dry, but chilly Halloween is great for kids and adults

    I came inside after raking and mulching leaves to work on this blog entry. I’d say in my area about three quarters of the leaves have fallen and this makes cleaning up worth the time. I know between now and Thanksgiving there is a lot of work left in the yard, but I need to […]

  • October 28, 2015

    Much needed rain arrives late Wednesday followed by very warm Thursday

    There’s a real treat on the way in terms of temperatures and some much needed rainfall. Although, the final days of October are upon us and the clocks soon to return to standard time, a 70 degree afternoon is but a day away. It’s hard to imagine Halloween will be over Sunday, as the page […]