Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Blizzard Warnings Issued for Mid Coast Area!

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
243 PM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

...POWERFUL WINTER STORM TO BRING BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT...

.A strong low pressure system is tracking up the Eastern
Seaboard. Periods of heavy snow will continue through this
evening. Snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour are
expected. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph along
the coast resulting in blizzard conditions through evening. The
storm will come to an end overnight into early Wednesday morning.

Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of 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
243 PM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect until 8 AM EDT Wednesday. The Winter
Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow, mixing with sleet and rain along the
  coast at times later today and this evening.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 12 to 16 inches.

* TIMING...The heaviest snow and most significant impacts are
  expected this afternoon into tonight. Snow will switch to sleet
  and rain later tonight and then end Wednesday morning.

* Temperatures...Around 30.

* Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snow today and tonight combined with gusty winds
  and blowing snow...will create blizzard conditions at times and
  lead to dangerous travel.

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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