Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Thursday Into Friday, All But Coastline From Kittery-Eastport

Winter Storm Warning in pink. Winter Weather Advisory in purple
NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...
HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...
SPRINGFIELD

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO NOON
EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MAINE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE
  LOWEST AMOUNTS EAST OF A LINCOLN TO VAN BUREN LINE.

* TIMING...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. HEAVIEST SNOW
  RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW MAY
  BRIEFLY MIX WITH RAIN OVER CENTRAL PENOBSCOT COUNTY AND ALONG
  THE EASTERN AROOSTOOK...NEW BRUNSWICK BORDER AROUND DAYBREAK
  FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH IMPACT. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  CAUSE NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. POWER OUTAGES ARE
  POSSIBLE FROM BROKEN BRANCHES DUE TO SNOW LOADING AND STRONG
  GUSTY WINDS.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S TO LOWER TO MID 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...
BAXTER ST PARK...CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...
MOUNT KATAHDIN...GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD...
DOVER-FOXCROFT...MILO...GUILFORD

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO
4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MAINE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 16 INCHES.

* TIMING...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. HEAVIEST SNOW RATES OF
  2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...VERY HIGH IMPACT. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL
  CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  SNOW WILL CAUSE NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. POWER OUTAGES
  ARE POSSIBLE FROM BROKEN BRANCHES DUE TO SNOW LOADING AND STRONG
  GUSTY WINDS.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

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.

...STRENGTHENING COASTAL STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL INTENSIFY AS IT REACHES THE NEW ENGLAND
COASTLINE ON THURSDAY. IT IS EXPECTED TO TRACK NORTHEASTWARD ALONG
THE COAST OF MAINE THURSDAY NIGHT BRINGING A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY
SNOWFALL TO THE AREA. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AREAWIDE DURING
THE DAY THURSDAY BUT WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN DURING THE EVENING
NEAR THE COAST. THIS WILL LIMIT ACCUMULATIONS CLOSER TO THE
COASTLINE. JUST INLAND OF THE TRANSITION ZONE SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE QUITE HEAVY...GENERALLY FROM 12 TO 18
INCHES.

INTERIOR YORK-STRAFFORD-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOLLIS...ALFRED...LEBANON...SANFORD...
GOODWINS MILLS...BUXTON...LIMINGTON...BERWICK...BARRINGTON...
ROCHESTER...DOVER...ROLLINSFORD...SOMERSWORTH...DURHAM...
MADBURY...MANCHESTER...PELHAM...NASHUA...SALEM...ATKINSON...
NEWTON...PLAISTOW...CHESTER...DERRY...HAMPSTEAD...EXETER

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO
5 AM EST FRIDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW TRANSITIONING TO RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND MIDDAY THURSDAY AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES THURSDAY EVENING. EXPECT A CHANGE TO RAIN DURING THE
  LATE EVENING HOURS ON THURSDAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR MAY MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO
  KEEP ROADS WELL PLOWED. SNOW CHANGING TO RAIN MAY CAUSE ROADS TO
  BE EXTRA SLIPPERY.

* WINDS...LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT AND
  GUSTING UP TO 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S WARMING INTO THE MID 30S.

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.

FOR A MORE PRECISE FORECAST FOR YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION...GO TO
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRAY.

NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-NORTHERN COOS-
SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UPTON...WILSONS MILLS...ANDOVER...
BYRON...MIDDLE DAM...ROXBURY...SOUTH ARM...COBURN GORE...DAVIS...
OQUOSSOC...RANGELEY...AVON...KINGFIELD...PHILLIPS...
NEW PORTLAND...BRASSUA...LONG POND...MOOSEHEAD...PITTSTON FARM...
SEBOOMOOK...BINGHAM...JACKMAN...BETHEL...BRYANT POND...HANOVER...
LOCKE MILLS...MILTON...NEWRY...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...
OXFORD...FARMINGTON...NEW SHARON...NEW VINEYARD...TEMPLE...
WILTON...CHESTERVILLE...JAY...ATHENS...CORNVILLE...SKOWHEGAN...
PALMYRA...PITTSFIELD...EMBDEN...MADISON...ERROL...MILLSFIELD...
COLEBROOK...BERLIN...DUMMER...MILAN...YORK POND...LANCASTER...
BETHLEHEM...LINCOLN...LITTLETON...SUGAR HILL...THORNTON...
WATERVILLE VALLEY...WOODSTOCK...JACKSON...NORTH CONWAY...ALBANY...
CONWAY...CHATHAM...CRAWFORD NOTCH

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO
11 AM EST FRIDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 14 TO 18 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND MIDDAY ON THURSDAY AND BECOME
  HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY EVENING AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
  ON FRIDAY. SNOW COMES TO AN END DURING THE MORNING ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND TREACHEROUS.
  SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WILL MAKE IT MORE
  DIFFICULT TO KEEP ROADS WELL PLOWED. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL WEIGH
  DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND COULD LEAD TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOW 20S TO LOW 30S.

INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW GLOUCESTER...GRAY...NORTH WINDHAM...
GORHAM...BRIDGTON...GREENE...LEWISTON...SABATTUS...WALES...
MINOT...TURNER...AUBURN...LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...SIDNEY...
WINDSOR...VASSALBORO...WATERVILLE...CHINA...PALERMO

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO
8 AM EST FRIDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW CHANGING TO RAIN.

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AFTER NOON ON THURSDAY AND BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES THURSDAY EVENING. A TRANSITION TO RAIN IS EXPECTED LATE
  THURSDAY EVENING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY BEFORE
  PRECIPITATION COMES TO AN END.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR MAY MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO
  KEEP ROADS WELL PLOWED. SNOW CHANGING TO RAIN MAY CAUSE ROADS TO
  BE EXTRA SLIPPERY.

* WINDS...LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING WESTERLY AFTER MIDNIGHT
  AND GUSTING TO AS HIGH AS 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S.

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