Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Snow Impacting Coastal Maine Thursday

Winter Storm Warning shaded in pink
Coastal Maine - More snow is on the way for Thursday, February 9th, 2017 as a Nor' Easter is expected to hit the area with 6 to possibly upwards of 12 inches with higher amounts along coastal Washington county.

Thursday forecast Rockland:
Snow, mainly after 8am. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 2pm. High near 21. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Thursday Night
Snow, mainly before 11pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow before 8pm. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -9. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Statement for National Weather Service out of Gray and Caribou:

Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo- Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo- 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, 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, and Lincolnville

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM EST
THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 8 AM to 10 PM EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Hazard types...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches.

* Timing...Snow on Thursday will be mainly during the daylight hours.

* Impacts...Snow covered roads will lead to hazardous travel conditions.

* Winds...North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...8 to 22 above.

Interior York-Coastal York-Merrimack-Strafford-Cheshire- Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham- Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord,
Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem,
Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 7 PM EST
THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 6 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Hazard types...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches.

* Timing...Snow on Thursday will be mainly during the daylight hours.

* Impacts...Snow covered roads will lead to hazardous travel conditions.

* Winds...Northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...11 to 25.

Including the cities of...Amherst...Aurora...Dedham...Eastbrook...Great Pond...Orland...Deblois...Grand Lake Stream...Meddybemps... Pembroke...Perry...Princeton...Ellsworth...Bar Harbor...Blue Hill...Eastport...Machias...Cherryfield

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 2 AM EST
FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow..which is in effect from 10 AM Thursday to 2 AM EST Friday. This upgrades the Winter Storm Watch priorly in
effect.

* LOCATIONS...Downeast Maine.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches...with highest totals along the Washington county coast.

* TIMING...late Thursday morning into Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snow and strong winds will create very hazardous traveling conditions. Occasional blowing and drifting snow will cause near whiteout conditions at times.

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

* TEMPERATURES...7 to 21 above.

* VISIBILITIES...one quarter to one half 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.

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