Thursday, March 30, 2017

Winter Storm Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For April 1

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
357 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...Late season winter storm Friday into Saturday, uncertainties
remain...

.Low pressure will develop over the Mid Atlantic states tonight
and Friday which will then move northeastward to south of Cape Cod
Saturday before departing out to sea thereafter. There remains a
considerable amount of uncertainty in snow amounts even with the
storm beginning Friday morning for portions of the forecast area.
The northward and eastward extent of heavy snowfall is still
uncertain at this time due to continued uncertainties in storm
track. Also, warm air aloft may work in for a time allowing for
mixing with sleet across southern New Hampshire and southernmost
Maine. These factors will have fairly large ramifications for
either higher or lower snow totals than forecast. However,
confidence is high enough in the occurrence of a significant
snowfall to issue a winter storm warning in western and
southwestern New Hampshire for Friday and Saturday. Otherwise,
confidence is not quite high enough for the rest of the watch area
at this time but a significant snowfall remains possible. In
addition, the snow will likely be heavy and wet so power outages
will be possible depending on how much snow falls.

Androscoggin-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot,
Turner, Auburn, Livermore Falls, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton,
and Seabrook
357 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday
evening.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow possible.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 6 or more inches possible.

* TIMING...The snow will begin late Friday afternoon or Friday
  evening and will increase in intensity Friday night before
  ending Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Slippery roads and low visibilities. The snow will be
  heavy and wet, especially near the coast where the potential
  for power outages will exist.

* Winds...Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* Temperatures...In the lower 30s.

* Visibilities...one quarter 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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
355 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

Southern Oxford-Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-
355 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Maine, southwest Maine and
western Maine.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Watch.

Another round of wintry precipitation is possible on Tuesday. Rain
or snow is possible, and if snow falls it could be a plowable amount.

Yet another round of precipitation arrives on Thursday. While
precipitation type is still uncertain, this system has the potential
to bring rain or snow.




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