Saturday, February 11, 2017

Blizzard Warning Issued For Sunday Monday!

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Caribou ME
343 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

...Major winter storm to impact the area late Sunday through
Monday night...

.Strong low pressure will develop in the Gulf of Maine Sunday
night and move south of Nova Scotia Monday night. Heavy
snowfall is expected along with strong winds. The combination of
heavy snow and strong wind will produce blizzard conditions at
times...especially late Sunday night through Monday night in the
Bangor and Downeast region.

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Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-Central Washington-
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of...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
343 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SUNDAY TO 5 AM EST
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect from 7 PM Sunday to 5 AM EST
Tuesday. The Blizzard Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS...The Bangor region and Downeast.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow along with significant blowing and
  drifting snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...18 to 24 inches.

* TIMING...Sunday night through Monday night. The worst conditions
  are expected later Sunday night through Monday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will lead to blowing snow with significantly
  reduced visibilities in whiteout conditions. Extremely hazardous
  travel is expected Sunday night into Monday night. Travel could be
  near impossible at times later Sunday night into Monday. Power
  outages are also possible.

* WINDS...Northeast 30 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph across interior
  areas...with gusts up to 60 mph along the coast.

* VISIBILITIES...one quarter mile or less at times.

* TEMPERATURES...In the 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.



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