Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
244 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012


NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-SOUTHERN OXFORD-
SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-SAGADAHOC-
LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN COOS-SOUTHERN COOS-
NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-
SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-
244 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
EST FRIDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MAINE...CENTRAL NEW
HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL OR RADIO IN SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.



Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
227 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012

...A WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE REGION LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH TOMORROW NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION TONIGHT
AND THEN MOVE THROUGH THE GULF OF MAINE DURING THE DAY TOMORROW.
SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM TONIGHT...BEGINNING
OVER SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WILL THEN SPREAD NORTHWARD
THROUGHOUT THE DAY TOMORROW. NEAR THE COAST...SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE
HELD DOWN AS IT MIXES WITH RAIN. FURTHER INLAND WHERE THE
PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN ALL SNOW...AMOUNTS WILL BE GREATER. THE
CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY WILL ALSO SEE SOME REDUCED AMOUNTS AS
THEY GET SHADOWED BY THE MOUNTAINS.

STORM TIDES WILL RUN BETWEEN 11.5 AND 12.0 FEET IN PORTLAND
HARBOR. LARGE...BUILDING WAVES WILL CAUSE SPLASH-OVER AND BEACH
EROSION NEAR THE TIME OF THE MID MORNING HIGH TIDE TOMORROW ALONG
THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MAINE AND THE COAST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...
TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...
ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...LINCOLNVILLE
227 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...COASTAL MAINE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WITH LOW VISIBILITIES...POOR DRIVING
  CONDITIONS AND POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.

* VISIBILITIES...A HALF MILE OR LESS IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

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