3.26.15 #MEwx – A Return To Cooler Temps & Snow Showers For Western #Maine

Snow Showers & Flurries To Persist

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The cold front responsible for the rain and snow Thursday hangs offshore of the region for Friday. High pressure begins to slowly move into the area. Northwesterly winds will cool air aloft, and set up the opportunity for upslope snow showers & flurries. Clouds associated with the nearby front appear to keep the region with a mix of sun & clouds for the interior, more clouds than sun for the mountains and coastal areas to start. As the front slides eastward, clouds appear to break up, and snow showers and flurries end by mid-afternoon. High temperatures range from the mid-30s in the mountains to the mid-40s at the coast. Northwest winds may gust 20-25 mph in the north country, 5-15 mph elsewhere.

Bitter Cold By March Standards This Weekend

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Cold air will rush into the area for this weekend and temps will drop well below normal once again however ‘normal’ has changed since earlier this year and while temps will be a far cry from today’s 50’s, 37 won’t be a terrible high after months of temps in the 20’s. A few flurries or snow showers are possible with most of that activity in the mountains as well as far western areas but calm and cold conditions look to dominate for the weekend as well as the beginning of next week. A few snow showers/flurries should make another appearance early next week.

Full WMW 5+2 Day Outlook

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The rest of the outlook sees warming temps in store towards the mid/end of the week.

-Jack Sillin and Mike Haggett

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Posted in General, Spring 2015

3.25.15 #MEwx A Warmer, Wet Thursday; Mountain #Snow Possible Friday

Icy Spots Possible Overnight

12z NAM Forecast IDEA of Precipitation Type at 2 AM Thursday

12z NAM Forecast IDEA of Precipitation Type at 2 AM Thursday

At this point, it does not pose as a big concern, but protected valleys in the foothills and mountains may see a brief period of icing and / or overnight. As warmer air advances into the region, the main issue for the morning commute is likely to be fog in areas that may be locally dense. Fog may hold in areas well into the morning, and may linger in spots for most of the day. Temperatures appear to rise into the 50s for most areas south of Route 2, and dare I say 60° may be possible for Sanford.

A Soggy Day Turns Back To Snow Late

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The warm front associated with weak low pressure over the Mid-Atlantic advances northeastward during the day, and may make it into southern areas. With increased humidity and an unstable atmosphere, there is a slight threat for a weak thunderstorm for southwestern zones Thursday evening as the cold front moves in from the northwest. The bulk of the steadier rain arrives appears to arrive Thursday afternoon. Folks living along rivers, streams & brooks will want to keep close watch on water levels and potential for flooding and ice jams as the snow pack will likely take a hit from this event Thursday evening into Friday morning.

As the cold front sags further south and colder air moves in Thursday evening into early Friday, the mountains will likely see a changeover from rain back to snow.

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For now, the bulk of the snow appears to hug the border with Quebec, with a light amount falling over central Oxford, Franklin & Somerset counties. The rest of the region may see a few flakes on the ground by daylight Friday morning, as temperatures tumble below freezing for most locales. Given the rain, fog, and melting likely to occur, icy spots are likely for many areas in time for morning commute. Snow showers appear to linger in the mountains through late morning, with flurries possible by evening as northwesterly winds may cause upslope conditions.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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The weekend looks good overall, outside of a chance of a snow shower or flurry Saturday as high pressure works in. Clouds break Saturday night, which sets up a bitter cold start to Sunday. Temperatures appear to rebound fairly quickly under bright skies and southwest flow to get most areas above freezing. Clouds increase early Monday as low pressure slides through central Quebec.

-Mike Haggett

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Posted in General, Spring 2014

3-24-15 #MEwx Warmth And Rain Finally Arrive Late This Week As Low Pressure Moves To Our North

Slow Warming Continues Tomorrow

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Our slow warming trend will continue tomorrow along with increasing clouds. Temps tomorrow will rise into the 30’s in the mountains and low 40’s at the coast. Expect increasing clouds throughout the day culminating in a few rain/snow showers in the evening with precip type dependent on location. Mountains likely see frozen precip will the coast sees liquid. Southerly winds will also be picking up and some gusts near 30 mph are not out of the question.

Mild With Rain For Thursday

12Z GFS Model IDEA Of Dewpoings Thursday Afternoon

12Z GFS Model IDEA Of Dewpoints Thursday Afternoon

Warming will continue Thursday with temps, and more importantly dew points, rising into the 40’s to near 50. High dew points will mean an exceedingly efficient snow melting machine especially when combined with high temps and lots of rain so we’ll have to watch for some minor flooding especially along the smaller coastal rivers and streams which will see the brunt of the snow melt. Ice movement on the larger rivers may also be an issue but confidence is low regarding where/when that threat will be greatest. Regardless of flooding potential, everyone sees a brief spell of warm temps and heavy rain showers with rainfall amounts totaling between .5 and 1.0″.

Full WMW 5+2-Day Outlook

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The rest of the WMW 5+2 day outlook features a return to reality over the weekend with falling temps and blustery winds. Another warm spell looks to be in store for early next week however as we continue to march towards more spring-like weather.

-Jack Sillin

Posted in General, Spring 2015

3.23.15 #MEwx – A Crisp Tuesday; Unsettled But Warmer End Of Week For Western #Maine

Cool And Dry Thru Wednesday Morning

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High pressure responsible for the latest round of cold weather moves southeastward across New England on Tuesday. The day starts off with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the teens for most, with upper single digits likely for northern areas. It will be a bit on breezy side as northwest winds may gust up to 20 mph at times during the day. As the high moves offshore of Southern New England, the wind will shift to the southwest ahead of a warm front approaching the region on Wednesday. Highs for the day appear to range from the upper 20s in the mountains to the upper 30s at the coast.

Unsettled Weather Returns To End The Week

12z GFS Model IDEA for 8 PM Wednesday

12z GFS Model IDEA for 8 PM Wednesday

Wednesday starts off with sun, with clouds on the increase from southwest to northeast during the day. Southwest flow aloft brings a warm front northeast, which will bring snow & rain shower activity by early evening. As warmer air continues to move northeastward, more moisture arrives overnight. Guidance hints at a slight chance for a rumble of thunder in the morning on Thursday.

Above Normal Temperatures Thursday

12z GFS Model IDEA of Temperature Anamoly at 8 PM Thursday

12z GFS Model IDEA of Temperature Anamoly at 8 PM Thursday

For the first time in awhile, we can talk about ABOVE normal temperatures in the forecast. While it won’t be a day to break out the flip-flops and head to the beach, the mercury appears to climb into the 50s for areas south of Route 2. After morning showers clear, the noon hour may bring sunny breaks in spots before rain showers return as a cold front advances in from the west. Southwesterly winds will help keep temperatures up into the evening. Slightly cooler air settles in overnight, which may cause patchy black ice in the mountains Friday morning. Friday remains unsettled, but above freezing until mid-afternoon when stronger cold front appears to work through the region, and with it brings a return of well below normal cold to start the weekend.

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook

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After some spotty snow showers / squalls Saturday morning, the wind is likely to be the weather story for Saturday. Wind chills may be in the single digits for the mountains to the teens elsewhere. Wind settles down as high pressure moves in Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures gradually rise Sunday into Monday, with the next chance for precipitation to start off the work week.

-Mike Haggett

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Posted in General, Spring 2015

3-22-15 #MEwx Slow Warming Begins Before Rain Moves In Late Week

Still Wintry Tomorrow

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It will still feel pretty wintry tomorrow as a storm continues to spin well to our NE and continue to drive cold air into the region on NW winds. The main difference between today and tomorrow will be the strength of the wind. Today, many of us gusted to near 50 mph while gusts tomorrow should be capped at around 20 or 25 mph. Temps will remain cold with temps once again staying below freezing region-wide and wind chills even colder than that.

Mid Week Warming Trend

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Here is the setup going into the late week timeframe. First, we have a storm to our north that is weakening but is bringing in warmer air to the area on SW winds. Expect slow but steady warming through midweek due to these winds. Another storm then approaches the area Thursday bringing the chance for rain showers as well as even warmer air. Temps Thursday could hit 50!

Full WMW 5+2 Day Outlook

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More cold looks to return after our taste of spring in time for the weekend. No major storms are in sight.

-Jack Sillin, 5+2 day outlook by Bobby Koenig.

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Posted in General, Winter 2014-15

3-21-15 #MEwx Another Powerful Arctic Blast Moves In Tonight, Warm Up On The Horizon Mid/Late Week

Latest Info From The NWS In Gray

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Another blast of Arctic air is on it’s way this evening and along with it, more snow squalls and very gusty winds. The NWS in Gray has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains tonight to highlight concerns for very low visibilities and heavy snow along with a quick inch or two of accumulation. Despite the fact that the activity will be focused in the mountains, everyone should expect some flakes along with locally reduced visibilities and possibly slick roads. Everyone is under a wind advisory for wind gusts over 50 mph both tonight and tomorrow.

The Cold Air Returns Tomorrow

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Along with these winds and snow squall comes more cold air and temps will be falling throughout the day tomorrow leading to the high temps for the day being in the morning. Temps will fall through the 20’s and 10’s bottoming out in the single digits above or below zero tomorrow morning. A mix of sun and clouds is expected tomorrow with the clouds being focused more in the mountains and the sun towards the coast.

Slow Warmup Culminates In Showers Mid/Late Week

12Z GFS Model IDEA For The Pattern Late Week

12Z GFS Model IDEA For The Pattern Late Week

After tomorrow’s cold blast, we will begin a slow warming trend that will culminate with some rain showers Thursday. Temps look to slowly climb starting Monday finally reaching into the upper 40’s by Thursday.

Full WMW 5+2 Day Outlook

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All in all, another quiet 5+2 day outlook, a return to reality looks to come next weekend as a cold front pushes through but the 40’s will be back for good eventually. No major storms are in sight.

-Jack Sillin

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Posted in General, Winter 2014-15

3.20.15 #MEwx Dreary Saturday on Tap for Western #Maine

 Dreary Saturday on Tap

Saturday Mar 21 2015

Saturday Mar 21 2015

Saturday’s weather will be influenced by 2 major players. The first “player” is a low pressure system travelling well south of the area, which may bring some scattered snow showers to southern areas. The next “player” is a frontal system that will move southwest during the day, that could bring a period of light snow, accumulating no more than a dusting, to the mountains. Overall, expect a cloudy, dreary day across the region. 

Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day Outlook 

5+2 Day Mar 21-28 2015

5+2 Day Mar 21-28 2015

The rest of the Western Maine Weather 5+2 Day outlook consists of continued below normal temperatures, but no big storms through early next week.

Have a great evening!

-Alex Reed

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