1-24-15 #MEwx Messy Travel This Evening With Another Storm Around The Corner For Western #Maine

Watches, Warnings, and Advisories From The National Weather Service

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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM TONIGHT

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A Nice Clean Up Day Tomorrow

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The low pressure system that has effected our weather today will move off to the northeast tonight which will help to clear the skies tomorrow. This low pressure system will also drag a cold front through the area which will cause some isolated snow showers to spawn in the mountains when that cold front passes. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the 20s, but with the passage of the cold front they will be dropping throughout the day from northwest to southeast. Winds tomorrow will be from the northwest at 10-15 MPH with wind gust up to 40 MPH in some of the higher elevations.

Next Winter Storm Not Far Away

1-24-15WMW Blizzard Conditions

Models have had an incredible shift in thinking over the past 12 to 24 hours in regards to low pressure off of the New England coast. Most models now track the system off of the mid-atlantic coast late Sunday, and then back up the coast Monday and Tuesday, while rapidly strengthening the system. This will likely bring significant impact to our area. Early indications are that a period of strong winds and heavy snow will impact the area Monday night and Tuesday. The potential does exist for blizzard conditions across coastal areas (as seen in the graphic above) and snow accumulations, potentially over 10 inches. This event needs to be watched very closely over the next couple of days, so stay tuned to Western Maine Weather as we continue to iron out the details on this system. -Alex Reed

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

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We Will Have Another Update Tomorrow On Facebook. Clean Up Time Tomorrow!

~Bobby Koenig

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1.23.15 #MEwx Heavy #Snow on Saturday for Western #Maine, #Colder Sunday

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Updated 7:42 PM Friday

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Heavy Snow On The Way for Western Maine 

page (6)Low pressure will eject offshore Saturday morning and pass southeast of the area Saturday evening. This will spread snow into the area beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Saturday evening. The heaviest precipitation appears to be focused along the midcoast of Maine, and it appears that it will take place in the afternoon hours of Saturday. High temperatures on Saturday will reach the lower 30s for southern areas and the upper teens to lower 20s across the north. 10952322_704159469701317_1022416129_o6-10 inches of snow is appearing likely along the Maine coast, with 3-6 inches inland and a coating to 3 inches across the foothills. The mountains and far north will likely see no snow with this system. Traveling Saturday will be difficult. Snow will end from west to east after 9 PM and before midnight. 

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

10893293_704147326369198_300128168_oFor the remainder of the 5-Day period, expect colder and windy conditions on Sunday with snow squalls possible, especially in the mountains. Some of the coldest air of the season appears to move in mid-week next week, so stay tuned! -Alex Reed

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1-22-15 #MEwx A Warmer Day Ahead Tomorrow With A Storm On The Horizion For Western #Maine

Warmer Day Ahead For Tomorrow

1-22-15WMW TomorrowHigh pressure will once again be in control of our weather for tomorrow. A low pressure system will move to the north which may bring the mountains a coating at most. Sadly that’s the only snow the mountains are going to see in the next 5 days. I’ll get to that in a moment. It also won’t be as cold tomorrow as it has been over the past couple of days. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the 20s in the mountains to around 30 along the coast. Winds tomorrow will start off from the west and shift to the southwest by tomorrow evening out ahead of this storm system.

A Very Tricky Forecast With This Weekend Event

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This forecast has been a very tricky one to forecast. Although I don’t agree with this graphic I think it does a good job displaying where the low pressure system will be. I think the snow line from this storm will be farther south. Sadly the cutoff at this point I think will be northern Cumberland county. Another thing to note is that it is going to be a sharp cutoff which means that it will be a very thin border line. One town might see a couple of inches the next town a few miles away might not see any snow. It’s looking like the mountains and foothills will receive very little or no snow. The timing though has become more clear. It’s looking like it will start between 1 and 7 PM Saturday and continue into the overnight hours but it looks like it will be over with by Sunday morning around 7 AM. A lot of models are indicating a good few inches in the places that will see the snow. This storm is still a few days out so the track could still change. Stay tuned to Western Maine Weather as we continue to track the storm and how it will impact us.

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

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We will have another update on Facebook tomorrow morning.

~Bobby Koenig

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1-21-15 #MEwx Seasonably #Cold Air On The Way Tomorrow With A Potential Storm This Weekend For Western #Maine

Seasonably Cold Air On The Way

1-21-15WMW TomorrowHigh pressure over Indiana and Ohio will dominate our weather for tomorrow. Winds in a high pressure system rotate clockwise which means that since we are on the right side of the high we will see winds from the northwest. Another factor in those winds is a low pressure system moving out into the Atlantic. Low pressure systems have a counter-clockwise wind rotation which will help bring in the northwest winds that we will see tomorrow. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper 20s along the coast and in the teens in the mountains. It is possible that we may see some scattered flurries in far southern Maine but those will be few and far between.

Snowstorm May Be In The Cards This Weekend

1-21-15WMW Weekend Setup

For the past few days we here at Western Maine Weather have been watching the potential for a sizable storm to form in the gulf of Mexico and slide up the eastern seaboard, potentially bringing a round of snow to the area. The chances of this scenario have increased somewhat today, but there is still disagreement among the various model guidance we use. The ECMWF model insists on bringing low pressure right up the coast, and brings over 6 inches of snow to the entire Maine coastline. The GFS model insists on bringing low pressure towards southern New England, then moves it out to sea before any snow can fall across our area. For now, I lean more towards the ECMWF model, as most of the other models we use do agree with it. However, there is much uncertainty across the board. One thing we do know, is that we will see all snow with this event, that’s pretty much certain. The things we are trying to figure out are: Track+Intensity of the storm, Amount of Precipitation associated with it and the timing. For right now, I’ll lean towards a period of snow for the coast Saturday night. Amounts, timing and track of the storm will determine the true outcome of this event. Overall, stay tuned to Western Maine Weather in the coming days, as we continue to nail down the forecast for your weekend. -Alex Reed

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

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We will have another tomorrow on Facebook. Have a great evening!

~Bobby Koenig

Would you like an event-specific forecast for your non-profit or charity event? We at Western Maine Weather would love to help! Send us a message on our Facebook page with the date of your event, and for more information.

 Thank you for your support of Western Maine Weather! All of us strive to bring you comprehensive detailed forecasts that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. Your likes & shares on Facebook, as well as re-tweets on Twitter are much appreciated. You may not like the weather, but our goal is that you’ll like the way it is presented to you… straightforward, timely, and honestly without the hype. 

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1-20-15 #MEwx Cold And Quiet This Week, Weekend Snow Chances Increasing

Cold, Clear, And Quiet This Week

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The rest of the week can pretty much be summed up in two words: cold, and snowless. Highs will be pretty uniform ranging from the high single digits or low teens in the north to upper 20’s or low 30’s in the south. Full sun will rule Wednesday and Friday with a few more clouds Thursday as an offshore storm leaves behind a weak surface trough to our south. Winds will be very light through Friday from the north or west depending on the day. All in all, a typical pattern for this winter so far.

Weekend Storm Threat Increasing, Questions Still Remain

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Here’s what we know: deep pools of moisture will be organizing in the Gulf on Friday and will begin to shift NE  and organize into a low pressure system Friday night. All indications are this storm will move up the coast to some degree and deep cold air in place across New England will mitigate any mixing problems. A storm is likely to form and bring some sort of impact to the region this weekend, most likely Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Here’s what we don’t know: the exact track and intensity of the storm. Typical this far out but this is why we don’t issue snow forecasts this far out. Where the storm tracks is critical to who sees how much snow. A track farther west means more snow and the potential for mixing along the coast and a track farther east means less snow but no mixing. In other words, typical concerns this far out. Stay tuned as we refine details in the coming days.

Full WMW 5-Day Forecast

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-Jack Sillin
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1.18.15 #MEwx Freezing Rain Changes To Rain Tonight, Precipitation Wraps Up Monday Morning

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Freezing Rain Changes To Rain Tonight

page (2)While the warmer temperatures have been slow to arrive all day, it is still on track to arrive tonight on strong southerly winds, that could gust up to 45 MPH at times along the coast. A quick look at 5 PM Temperatures observations does confirm that warmer air is moving into the region, as Portland went from 33 degrees to 35 degrees in just 2 hours. However, roads will likely continue to be slick over the next few hours, since it’s been so cold the past few weeks, most surfaces will be tough to warm up. Rain will continue to move through the area overnight,  moderate to heavy at times. An isolated rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out either, with some instability being noted on the various model guidance we use. Any heavier rains or thunderstorms will be capable of producing some strong winds, as strong winds are right above our heads, and all it takes is something to transport them down. 

Precipitation Wraps Up Monday Morning

page (3)Precipitation will begin to rapidly wrap up from west to east after 3 AM Monday. As precipitation wraps up, a changeover back to snow is possible for all. This changeover back to snow will be brief, and additional accumulations will likely be light. However, northern Oxford and northern Franklin county may see additional accumulations of 2-4 inches, especially northern Franklin county. As the cold front (that ends the precipitation) clears the area, expect winds to change direction, from the south to the west, and drop down a little bit. Temperatures are likely to fall throughout the day, although they will rise a little in the morning. Temperatures should be reaching freezing for northern areas by 5 PM and southern areas by 10 PM. While most of the area will have the chance to dry up before freezing temperatures occur, patchy black ice will be possible, especially in any puddles that form. 

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

10942762_701803309936933_1076221105_nThe rest of the Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook consists of dry but windy conditions on Tuesday, with colder air filtering in on strong westerly winds. Wednesday features the chance for a light snow shower, as a clipper moves to our south. This system needs to be monitored, as there is potential for some steady snow, should it track further north than the projected current track. Thursday features colder and partly sunny conditions, with Friday featuring more of the same.

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Posted in General, Winter 2014-15

1-17-15 #MEwx #Storm On The Way with Locations Seeing Some Snow In Western #Maine

Watches, Warnings, and Advisories From The National Weather Service

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WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

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Storm Heading This Way

Precipitation Idea Sunday Into Monday AM (Courtesy of Jack Sillin)

Precipitation Idea Sunday Into Monday AM (Courtesy of Jack Sillin)

A low pressure system will strengthen to our southeast and ride up the coast. This will cause precipitation to start early morning tomorrow as scattered showers becoming steadier between 7-11 AM. The precipitation will start out as snow in all locations except for the coast. it will eventually change over to a rain and mix in some locations by early afternoon. The tricky part about this is predicting when the changeover will start. The other tricky part with this storm is that towards the end, upper atmosphere temperatures will cool and the precipitation will start to change back over to snow. The timing of this will be crucial because it will determine how much more snow we could see. Right now it’s looking like it will change back over early Monday morning at the earliest and late morning at the latest. However, most indications are that the storm will have pulled away enough by then to only allow for light accumulations. Also, Sunday night into Monday morning southerly winds may become quite strong, with gusts of 40 MPH or greater possible along the coast. Total rainfall amounts with this system will range from .5-1.5″, which could cause some scattered urban flooding issues.

Clipper System Wednesday

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On Wednesday a clipper system may move through the area. This will bring with it some light snow showers. At this point we are only expecting a dusting to an inch. Remember that even a little bit of snow can make the roads very slippery so be careful driving through one. Behind this clipper a reinforcing shot of cold air will move into the area.

Western Maine Weather 5-Day Outlook

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I’ll be back tomorrow morning with an update on Facebook. Special thanks to Alex and Jack for helping out with the update this evening.

~Bobby Koenig

Would you like an event-specific forecast for your non-profit or charity event? We at Western Maine Weather would love to help! Send us a message on our Facebook page with the date of your event, and for more information.

 Thank you for your support of Western Maine Weather! All of us strive to bring you comprehensive detailed forecasts that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. Your likes & shares on Facebook, as well as re-tweets on Twitter are much appreciated. You may not like the weather, but our goal is that you’ll like the way it is presented to you… straightforward, timely, and honestly without the hype. 

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Forecasts can and do change. Please consult with the National Weather Service and local media for the latest information. 

Stay updated, stay alert & stay safe!

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