The Maine Forecast
  • September 16, 2015

    Dry and warm summer-like pattern continues into the weekend

    I know nearly everyone loves this weather. Bright blue skies, warm temperatures and pleasant levels of humidity are tough for anyone to complain about. For those of you working outside or having to be outside for extended periods, it’s easy to take this kind of weather pattern. I imagine teachers having a tough time getting […]

  • September 13, 2015

    September 2015 on pace for one of the warmest on record in Portland

    September has been averaging very warm this year and will continue this trend for the upcoming week. Thus far the average temperature is running over 6 degrees above average and if this pace continued we could near the record warm September of 1930 when the average for the month was nearly 70 degrees. That year’s […]

  • September 9, 2015

    Portland won’t have a September heat wave, but it’s still plenty hot

    This time of the year, I try to be careful to be back at home before the yellow school buses interrupted the flow of traffic. It takes me a week or two to remember the buses are on the road regularly that it’s September. The 9th month is of course back to school time and […]

  • September 7, 2015

    Portland reaches 90 degrees for only the 4th time on September 7th

    I decided to come inside and write a blog because even though the humidity isn’t oppressive, the 90 degree heat was getting to me. Back in 1945, the mercury rose to a stifling 95 degrees in Maine’s largest city for one of the hottest temperature in the record books during the month of September. The […]

  • September 5, 2015

    Lack of rainfall one of the byproducts of the fabulous holiday weekend weather

    Rainfall continues to be relatively sparse for most of southern Maine, especially along the coast and the lack of rainfall will become more evident during the upcoming heat and humidity. If you are planting anything this time of year, including a new lawn, be sure you are watering it properly. Plants which went into the […]

  • September 4, 2015

    Vacationland forecast is stunning for Labor Day weekend

    I can hear the northerly breeze rushing through the screens this morning. The sound of the air passing through the tiny mesh is distinctive and has a fall-like sound. We all know what’s coming in the next few months and even if the winter isn’t as bad as last year, which it won’t be, it […]

  • September 2, 2015

    Flawless Wednesday weather will press into the weekend

    If you have been hoping for cooler, fall-like weather, you are going to have to wait quite a bit longer for a fall pattern to show up here in New England. A few inland areas will push near 90 degrees this afternoon and even the coastline will make it into the 80s. Some inland areas […]

  • August 31, 2015

    If you haven’t enjoyed the warm weather yet, there’s plenty more coming

    Meteorological summer comes to a close today as the warmest quarter of the year is just about over. While statistically this is the case, the fringes of any season often resemble the previous or the next one. Early September often feels like summer as late November can often feel like winter. Depending on the source, […]

  • August 28, 2015

    Summer weather rolls right into September, but what might that mean for the upcoming winter?

    I want to start this evening’s blog with a screen shot of the forecast for the next 5 days. While this is for Westbrook, it gives you a great idea of the stunning close to meteorological summer and start to September. Meteorological summer represents the end of the warmest quarter of the year, and next […]

  • August 26, 2015

    Mid-summer pattern will close out August as Tropical Storm Erika moves towards the west

    Tropical storm Erika is continuing to churn her way westward in the Atlantic Wednesday and is poised to perhaps make landfall on the east coast of the Florida peninsula early next week. If the forecasted strengthening does occur, Erika may make landfall as a category 1 storm on Monday or it could ride north along […]