Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More, More Snow On The Way, Winter Storm Watches Issued For Wednesday-Thursday

Maine - With more snow on the way for the state of Maine Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. The National Weather Service out of Gray, Caribou have issued Winter Storm Watches.

Rockland Forecast From Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday
Snow likely before 2pm, then rain and snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow. Low around 22. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely before 10am, then snow showers likely between 10am and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Brunswick Forecast From Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday
Snow before 2pm, then rain and snow. High near 36. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow. Low around 25. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely before 10am, then snow showers likely between 10am and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Portland Forecast From Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday
Snow likely before 1pm, then rain and snow between 1pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 38. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8pm. Low around 27. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely before 10am, then a chance of snow showers between 10am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

National Weather Services Statements:

...More snow on the way for much of the region...

.Yet another in a series of low pressure systems will bring more
precipitation to the region Wednesday into early Thursday. Low
pressure will dive southeast out of Canada Tuesday night. A
secondary area of low pressure will then develop south of New
England Wednesday, before intensifying and moving towards Halifax
Nova Scotia Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

The snow may mix with rain along the coast on Wednesday.
Otherwise, moderate to heavy snow accumulations are possible across
Western Maine as well as Central and Northern New Hampshire.
Lighter snow is expected over southern New Hampshire. The
precipitation will taper to snow showers and flurries Thursday
morning.

We have had several heavy snowfall events this month. The weight
of the recent snowfall may become problematic for some rooftops.
Also, heavy wet snow along the coastline may lead to isolated
power outages.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-
Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Belknap-
Strafford-
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,
Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, Goodwins Mills, Buxton,
Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham,
Bridgton, Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner,
Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, 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, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer,
Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton,
Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, North Conway,
Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lyme, Ashland,
Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater,
Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough,
Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester, Dover,
Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, and Madbury

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday morning through
Thursday morning.

* HAZARD TYPES...Moderate to heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snowfall accumulations of 6 inches or more are
  possible in the watch area.

* TIMING...Wednesday into early Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel Wednesday into early Thursday.
  Isolated power outages are possible.

* Winds...Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Temperatures...In the 20s to mid 30s.

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...Bucksport...Castine...
Eastport...Machias...Cherryfield

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Thursday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...Coastal and Interior Downeast Maine...including the
  greater Bangor region.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches
  possible.

* TIMING...Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall along with reduced visibilities will
  make travel very hazardous.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In the low to mid 30s Wednesday afternoon and in
  the mid 20s Wednesday night.

* VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times.

Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Piscataquis-
Northern Washington-
Including the cities of...Baxter St Park...Chamberlain Lake...
Churchill Dam...Mount Katahdin...Millinocket...East Millinocket...
Patten...Medway...Houlton...Hodgdon...Sherman...Smyrna Mills...
Greenville...Monson...Blanchard...Lincoln...Howland...
Springfield...Dover-Foxcroft...Milo...Guilford...Danforth...
Vanceboro...Topsfield

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Thursday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...Central Highlands...Southeast Aroostook...and the
  Upper Penobscot Valley.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 10 inches possible.

* TIMING...Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall along with reduced visibilities will
  make travel very hazardous.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In the mid 20s Wednesday afternoon and in the
  teens Wednesday night.

* VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times.

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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