Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Storm Watch For Central, Mid-Coast Maine Sunday Night

...COASTAL STORM TO BRING SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT...

.A FAST MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE
NORTHEAST COAST AND ACROSS CAPE COD SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD
SNOW INTO MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING AND
ENDING EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH THIS WILL BE A FAST MOVING
STORM... IT WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A BAND OF HEAVY SNOWFALL. SOME OF
THE PRECIPITATION MAY FALL AS RAIN NEAR THE COAST OF MAINE AND
ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE... LIMITING TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
THERE. INLAND AREAS OF CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...
ALONG WITH THE MIDCOAST REGION OF MAINE... ARE EXPECTED TO BE MOST
IMPACTED BY HEAVY SNOWFALL.

SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-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...
BATH...TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...
CAMDEN...ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...LINCOLNVILLE...
NORTH CONWAY...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 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 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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