Saturday, December 28, 2013

Maine Winter Storm Warnings & Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Storm Warning: Pink
Winter Weather Advisory: Light Purple
The national weather service out of Gray and Caribou have issued Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisory for coastal and central Maine for Sunday. This weather system is complex as the coast of Maine from Kittery to Rockland may only see rain while just inland will see heavy snow. It is hard to see what will take place as Rockland will have a temperature of 32 during the day and 22 at night.

Here are the Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning:
Eastern Maine:
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-
CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN...AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...
EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...ORLAND...DEBLOIS...GRAND LAKE STREAM...
MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...PERRY...PRINCETON...ELLSWORTH...
BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...EASTPORT...MACHIAS...CHERRYFIELD...
DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...DOWNEAST AND INTERIOR DOWNEAST MAINE.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW. UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH
  OF ICE. HOWEVER...THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING
  PRECIPITATION TYPES AND AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE MID TO UPPER TEENS
  INTERIOR AREAS...WITH LOWER TO MID 20S ALONG THE COAST.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH
  BECOMING NORTH.

* IMPACTS...HIGH IMPACT. EXPECT TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. SNOW... SLEET
  AND A GLAZE OF ICE WILL PRODUCE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS. THE
  COMBINATION OF ADDITIONAL ICE AND SNOW MAY CAUSE MORE TREE LIMBS
  TO SNAP WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF TRAVELING, SLOW DOWN AND PLAN EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR
DESTINATION. BE SURE YOUR VEHICLE HAS A FULL TANK OF GAS. IF YOU
GET STRANDED, STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE
LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT

Western Maine
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK
312 PM EST SAT DEC 28 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM
EST MONDAY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES... WITH MORE RAIN TOWARD THE COAST.

* TIMING...SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY...CAUSING
  TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH NEAR THE COAST.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...
FARMINGTON...WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...
NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...LEWISTON-AUBURN...
LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...WINTERPORT...UNITY...
BELFAST...LINCOLNVILLE...NORTH CONWAY...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE
312 PM EST SAT DEC 28 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6
AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING AND ENDING BY EARLY MONDAY
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. AREAS
  WHICH STILL HAVE ICE ON TREES FROM THE RECENT ICE STORM MAY BE
  MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ACCUMULATIONS CAUSING ADDITIONAL BROKEN
  LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.

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.

 SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BATH...TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...
WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...ROCKLAND...THOMASTON
312 PM EST SAT DEC 28 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM
EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...VARYING FROM AROUND AN INCH NEAR THE COAST TO AS
  MUCH AS 8 INCHES FURTHER INLAND. RAIN WILL BE MORE COMMON ON THE
  COASTAL SIDE OF ROUTE 1.

* TIMING...BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING AND ENDING BY EARLY MONDAY
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. AREAS
  WHICH STILL HAVE ICE ON TREES FROM THE RECENT ICE STORM MAY BE
  MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ACCUMULATIONS CAUSING ADDITIONAL BROKEN
  LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH NEAR THE COAST.

* VISIBILITIES...MAY DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOW 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Stay tuned as this is a complex storm for the Mid-Coast Maine as they could see more snow depending on the track of the rain/snow line.

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