#MEwx 4.5.15 – Unsettled Week Ahead For Western #Maine

Week Starts With Rain & Snow

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Sun and clouds start Monday over the region. The cold front that worked through the region Saturday moves northward during the day. A series of weak low pressure systems work along the front, which will bring the chance for rain showers south and snow showers for the foothills and mountains. Best chance for snow accumulations will be in the higher elevations, with 2-4″ of wet snow possible. Higher peaks may see close to 6″ of snow. Southern and coastal locales may see a brief shower or two, but rain accumulations appear to be light. High temperatures for the day range from the mid-30s north to low 40s south. Wind out of the south / southeast at 5-15 mph, gusts may reach 25 mph in the mountains.

Monday night, snow showers continue in the mountains until around midnight, tapering to flurries by morning All regions may see a few flakes on the ground by daylight. Overnight lows fall to the mid-20s north to the low 30s south and coast.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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The frontal boundary hangs around the region through most of the forecast period. Outside of Monday, the next chance for any accumulation concerns appears to be Friday for now. Given the amount of model uncertainty on how this, the forecast is subject to change. Temperatures will generally be in the 30°s to low 40°s through the week, rising into the 40s to low 50s to start the weekend.

Forecast Updates To Be Spotty In The Time Ahead

Spring has arrived for us at Western Maine Weather, and with it comes athletic and academic demands, along with some personal issues that we have to tend to. We will do our best to update our Facebook Page in the morning to give you the daily outlook, as well as updates on what to expect in the coming days. Unlike last spring, we expect to update the website fairly frequently, and when severe weather is in the forecast. We want to thank each and every one of our subscribers for their support through the winter. As always, stay updated through local media and the National Weather Service for the latest forecast information. 

~Mike Haggett

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4-3-15 #MEwx After A Warm Day #Snow and #Mixed Precipitation on The Way For Western #Maine

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Warm Temperatures Today Followed By Snow Tomorrow

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After a nice warm day today we have snow in the forecast. A low pressure will move off the coast and effect the area tomorrow. As this moves our way cold air will try to move into the area. This is what will determine who will see what type of precipitation. At this point it looks like the cold air will make it into the mountains, the rest of the area appears to stay warm enough to not support any accumulating snow. The valleys will also stay warm enough to stay a mix and possibly rain. The rest of the area however will see the possibility of a mix and some wet snowflakes with this system. Temperatures will be cold enough to support some mixing is most inland and foothill locations. Be careful when traveling tomorrow with the precipitation because the roads will be slippery.

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There Won’t be any snowfall accumulation with this storm along the coast as temperatures will stay warm enough to support all rain. Inland areas will see the chance of a coating at best. The foothills will see a coating to an inch possible. And the mountains, excluding the valleys, will see the the best chance of accumulation with 4-8″ possible. The precipitation should be out the area by tomorrow evening and cold air will settle in after that.

Another Storm Monday With More Snow Possible

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Another possible storm will be moving our way for Monday. It’s tough this time of year for models to nail down forecasts so at this point it’s still uncertain. At this point it looks like a mainly snow event will a couple of inches or more possible. We will let you know more in Sunday Night’s update about the exact timing and precipitation type.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

11129380_10153131246956276_1406673046_nOverall it looks like we’re going into a cool pattern with Temperatures in the 30s and 40s. It looks like another storm system moves our way Friday into Saturday. It’s too far out at this point to really nail anything down. Stay tuned next week for information on that.

We will NOT be updating this website until Sunday evening in observance of the Easter and Passover holidays. We will update again Sunday evening. Thanks to all for your support of Western Maine Weather and enjoy the holiday!

~Bobby Koenig & Mike Haggett

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#MEwx 4.2.15 – A Springlike Friday Before Winter’s Return To Western #Maine

A Day To Melt

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Thanks to the warm front advancing through the region Thursday night, above normal temperatures make a brief appearance for Friday. The mercury starts the day above freezing in most locales by daylight. Models have been hinting at 60° over the southwest interior for the past few days. While that is possible, it will depend on what areas will escape fog that will likely be present during the morning commute. The mountains are likely to see temperatures climb to the low 50s, with mid-50s dominant for the foothills and MidCoast. Towns such as Sanford to Lewiston to Augusta may see 60, but shoreline municipalities are likely to stay in the 50s. Clouds appear to increase around sunset as low pressure combined with a cold front approach the region. Rain, heavy at times, and snow will fall overnight into Saturday.

Winter Returns For Saturday

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As the trend has been all week, the snow appears to fall in the northern parts of Oxford, Franklin & Somerset Counties. While this 12z Canadian GGEM model IDEA shows a general 3-7″, that will depend on temperature. Higher elevations could see the change over to come quicker, which if that happens, the 3-7″ thought may become reality. It truly is a timing game with the advancing cold front. Mountain valleys are likely to see lesser amounts. This will likely be a heavy, wet snow event.

Rain May Bring Flood Concerns

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The above graphic is that of the 12z Canadian GGEM if all precipitation were to fall in liquid form. In combination with the melting to occur Friday, the rain to come Friday night into Saturday will likely loosen rivers and streams, poising an ice jam threat. Also of concern will be area lakes and ponds. Anyone with an ice shack would be advised to get it off, especially areas south of Route 2. For anyone who lives around tributaries or waterways, please stay in touch with the National Weather Service in regards to any flood related bulletins.

Western Maine Weather 5 + 2 Day Outlook

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Unsettled and cool will be the rule for the region as it appears for now until late next week. After the rain & snow exits the region Saturday, temperatures fall in the afternoon with gusty northwest winds. Sunday appears to be a sunny day, but the breeze continues to bring a snap to the air. A frontal boundary arrives Sunday night and appears to hang around the region through the middle part of the week, with threats of plowable snow possible.

-Mike Haggett

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4.1.15 #MEwx A Gloomy Thursday For Western #Maine, Warm #Friday, #Snow Possible This Weekend

Gloomy Thursday On Tap For Western Maine

High Temperatures Thursday, April 2 2015

High Temperatures Thursday, April 2 2015

Thursday will start out partly sunny for the area. Clouds will quickly be on the increase though, as a warm front sharpers and lifts through the region. Expect mixed showers, with snow possible north, and rain possible south. It is not impossible to see a brief period of very light freezing rain, mainly in the mountains, before noon on Thursday. If the rest of the area sees any snow, it likely won’t accumulate on pavement and no impacts are expected. High temperatures Thursday will top out in the mid-40s for the southwest portion of the state, and the upper 30s for most others.

Warm Friday

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A brief warmup will take place on Friday, with temperatures likely to soar into the upper 50s for much of the region. Scattered showers will also be possible throughout the day. Clouds will most likely keep temperatures just below 60 for the area, but if it were sunny, we’d likely make it into the lower to middle 60s. Oh well, maybe next time!

Another Storm Impacts This Weekend

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Storm Saturday, April 4

Models have come into a little-bit better agreement today on the potential for a storm to impact this weekend. It appears now that the timing for this would bring the main impacts overnight Friday into Saturday morning, with clearing Saturday afternoon. The current projected track would allow for mainly rain at the coast, with a mix of rain and snow (snow could accumulate a little bit Saturday morning) inland and for the foothills. The mountains could be looking at an extended period of snow, and the potential does exist for moderate accumulations. There is still much uncertainty with this system, so stay tuned as we continue to fine tune the forecast for this system.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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The rest of the Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook consists of a brief warm up with scattered rain showers on Friday, before a storm impacts Saturday. As the storm clears out Saturday afternoon, a cold front will move through, bringing below average temperatures Sunday and Monday. A warm front will cross the area Tuesday, bringing scattered rain and snow showers. More substantial precipitation will be possible Wednesday, although forecast details are very uncertain this far out, so stay tuned. 

-Alex Reed

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#MEwx 3.31.15 – A Breezy Wednesday; Warmer Temps Friday; #Snow Possible Saturday For Western #Maine

A Mid-Week Beauty

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Wednesday morning starts off well below normal yet again as temps start out in the teens in most areas, with the coastal communities having the best chance of starting the day around 20°. High pressure over the MidAtlantic region keeps cold air from Quebec over the area as northwesterly winds continue. Temperatures for the day appear to reach the upper 20s for the mountains to the upper 30s for south and coast. Skies remain mostly clear Wednesday night, and winds settle. Thursday starts off cold with lows generally in the teens.

A Brief Warming Trend On The Way

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After that cold start to Thursday, the pattern shifts to end out the week. High pressure that brought in the cold air for Wednesday slides off the MidAtlantic coast and sets up a southwesterly flow. As as result, clouds increase as a warm front approaches during the day. The front moves through the region during the day, and will bring a chance for a rain shower along with it. Highs for Thursday climb to the upper 30s north to the mid-40s over the southwest interior. The boundary clears the region by evening, and skies break overnight. Friday starts off with most locales in the 20s. Clouds increase during the day, and the race is on for interior regions to break 60° before the sky completely fills in by evening.

A Mixed Bag To Start The Weekend

WEEKENDI will caution ALL followers from the region to keep a close watch on this event as the trend has been pushing south in the morning model runs. It appears for now that the mountains will cool from the Friday warm up enough for a plowable snow event. What is not clear at this point is if the coast completely escapes. Time will tell how intensifying low pressure along a cold front sagging southeastward will be geographically come early Saturday morning. For now, it appears to be a messy start for folks away from the coast, and will persist through the morning. As the low advances into the Bay of Fundy, southern areas see precipitation by late morning, the rest of the region breaks in the early afternoon.

Again, stay tuned for updates on this event.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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Temperatures fall Saturday afternoon as the front and storm leave, and the wind cranks up as well. Windy conditions and a chance for snow showers exist for the mountains Sunday. Monday sees clouds increase, with a chance for snow region wide for Tuesday.

-Mike Haggett

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3.30.15 #MEwx: A Quiet But Cool Pattern Until Late Week For Western #Maine

A Cool Stretch Continues

tueThe system responsible for snow showers for the region Monday intensifies and departs to the northeast on Tuesday. A clipper system moves through the mid-Atlantic states, and brings a mixed bag of precipitation to that area. Our region sees cooler air ushered in from an approaching high, and deals with some clouds from the passing clipper to the south. All in all, a dry day for the area. Highs appear to reach near freezing in the northern mountains, to the low 40s in southern areas. Winds will be of the northwest at 10-20 mph with higher gusts possible for northern areas.

Tuesday night, clouds break, and temperatures fall to the single digits in the north country, to the teens over southern areas.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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All is all, the region stays quiet until late in the week. High pressure moves in for Wednesday, bringing a bluebird sky, but with a breeze. Clouds increase for Thursday as a warm front approaches, which may touch off a snow shower north or a rain shower south. Friday appears to bring warmer temps, but rain is likely by evening for all areas. If the sun can poke out, some areas may break 60°. Rain may be heavy at times overnight, which may cause a flood threat. Rain ends Saturday, however, the mountains may see afternoon snow squalls as temperatures fall. Sunday & Monday may see some snow shower activity in the mountains.

-Mike Haggett

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3-29-15 #MEwx Some #Rain and #Snow Showers Tomorrow For Western #Maine

Showers Likely Tomorrow Afternoon

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Another Unsettled  day tomorrow as a cold front moves through the area. Expect some showers tomorrow as that front passes. It will be cold enough in the mountains to support snow and it wouldn’t be surprising if we see the chance for a mix for the rest of the area. After the front moves through showers will linger. It will be cold enough for all of the region to support snow but it probably won’t stick or amount to much. After that we’ll have a fast clearing which will lead to a nice day on Tuesday

Mid-Month Warm Up Possible Next Month

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Taking a look long term it appears we’ll be in for a warm up. According to some of the longer range models we will be seeing around to above average temperatures over the second half of April. I can’t stress this enough however: This forecast isn’t final. It’s still far out at this point so this is a rough idea. I put this in here this evening because I figured we needed a light at the end of this long tunnel that we’ve been in called winter.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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After tomorrow we will be mostly sunny but northwest winds will keep the temperatures down in the 20s and 30s. We’ll cloud back in for Thursday but at this point it looks like the precipitation holds off until Friday afternoon. Stay tuned for updates on that. We will have another update tomorrow morning on Facebook. Have a great evening!

~Bobby Koenig

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