Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Storm Watch in blue
Winter Weather Advisory in purple
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
318 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. WILL TRACK NORTHEAST TOWARD NEW ENGLAND TODAY INTO TUESDAY. A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PRECIPITATION TYPES ARE POSSIBLE AS THE STORM NEARS THE AREA. COLD AIR WILL BE IN PLACE IN THE LOWER LEVELS... BUT WARM AIR SURGING NORTHWARD AHEAD OF THE LOW MAY BE ENOUGH TO CHANGE
PRECIPITATION FROM SNOW TO SLEET OR EVEN FREEZING RAIN. IN
ADDITION... A COASTAL FRONT IS LIKELY TO FORM WHICH COULD BRING ENOUGH LOW LEVEL WARM AIR TO CHANGE PRECIPITATION TO RAIN NEAR THE COAST. THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF VARIABLES THAT NEED WATCHING WHICH LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT UNCERTAINTY IN THE FORECAST FOR PRECIPITATION TYPE. AT THIS TIME... THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW AND SLEET WITHIN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA... ALONG WITH LIGHT ICING.



...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 8 INCHES...ALONG
  WITH AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE
  INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY LEAD TO SLIPPERY ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 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.

INTERIOR WALDO-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROOKS...JACKSON...KNOX...LIBERTY...
MONTVILLE...MORRILL...WALDO...WINTERPORT...UNITY...PORTLAND...
CAPE ELIZABETH...SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...YARMOUTH...
BRUNSWICK...ARROWSIC...BATH...PHIPPSBURG...BOWDOINHAM...TOPSHAM...
BOWDOIN...WHITEFIELD...DRESDEN...ALNA...BREMEN...BRISTOL...
DAMARISCOTTA...NEWCASTLE...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...WISCASSET...
WALDOBORO...OWLS HEAD...ROCKLAND...APPLETON...CAMDEN...HOPE...
ROCKPORT...THOMASTON...BELFAST...NORTHPORT...SEARSMONT...
LINCOLNVILLE
318 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...ALONG
  WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* TIMING...LATER THIS EVENING INTO TUESDAY MORNING

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY LEAD
  TO SLIPPERY ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.


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