Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Most of Maine Today-Thursday

Maine - More snow on the way for the state of Maine today, Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 to Thursday morning. The National Weather Service out of Gray, Caribou have issued Winter Storm Warnings.

Rockland Forecast From Today, Wednesday-Thursday:

Today
Snow, mainly after 1pm. High near 33. Wind chill values as low as -3. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Windy, with an east wind 25 to 30 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Brunswick Forecast From Today, Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday
Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 33. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Blustery, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Portland Forecast From Today, Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday
Snow, mainly after 7am. High near 35. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 25. Blustery, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

...Another round of snow Today into Thursday...

.More snow is on the way for parts of northern New England as a
strong system dives out of Canada and redevelops over the Gulf of
Maine. The storm will approach the region early today...moving
through the Gulf of Maine overnight into Thursday.

The lowest confidence in snowfall is along the coast of western
Maine and the Seacoast of New Hampshire...where snow may mix with
rain for a time during the day Wednesday. Even if a change to
rain occurs near the coast...precipitation will likely change
quickly back to snow in the evening and will become heavy at
times. This poses a significant hazard for travelers on the roads
at that time.

Otherwise...moderate to heavy snow accumulations are possible
across mainly western Maine...and much of New Hampshire.

This will also add to the running total that has seen many areas
receive nearly three feet of snow in the last week. The weight of
the recent snowfall will likely become a hazard for some
rooftops. Also...heavy wet snow near the coastline may lead to
isolated power outages if snowfall starts to bring down tree
limbs.

Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of 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, and Lincolnville

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...

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

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.

* TIMING...Light snow or a rain and snow mix is expected to begin
  around midday or early afternoon. The mixed precipitation will
  change back to snow in the evening and will become heavy at
  times overnight. Snow will continue into Thursday morning before
  ending around midday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become difficult due to snow covered roads
  later this afternoon and especially tonight into Thursday.
  Isolated power outages are possible due to falling limbs from
  the weight of snow. Some roofs may become compromised due to
  this additional snowfall.

* Winds...East 15 to 25 mph.

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

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

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Northern Coos-
Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-
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,
Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond,
Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton,
Waterville Valley, and Woodstock

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will today and continue into Thursday
  afternoon...ending as wrap around upslope snow showers.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become difficult due to snow covered roads
  today into Thursday.

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

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

* Temperatures...mainly in the 20s.

Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Northern Carroll-Southern Carroll-
Including the cities of 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,
North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Wakefield,
Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro,
and Moultonborough

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will begin this morning but may mix with rain
  briefly during the day. Any mix will change back to snow and
  become heavy at times by mid afternoon and continue into
  Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become difficult due to snow covered roads
  mainly later this afternoon into Thursday. Isolated power
  outages are possible due to falling limbs from the weight of
  snow.

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

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

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

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.

For a more precise forecast for your specific location...go to

Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-
Coastal Washington-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln,
Howland, Springfield, 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, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Bangor and Downeast...the Central Highlands and
  Upper Penobscot Valley.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches.

* TIMING...This afternoon into Thursday afternoon. The heaviest
  snow is expected to occur tonight through daybreak Thursday.

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

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

* TEMPERATURES...Rising into the mid 20s to lower 30s today.

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

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