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Cold temperatures and lots of snow lead headlines during the first few days of 2014.
- A major snow storm hit during the 2nd and 3rd and it was cold. There’s a common phrase, “It’s too cold to snow”. That was not the case during that storm as many towns received a half foot to a foot while temperatures fell below zero. Blizzard Warnings were issued and it may have been the coldest snow storm on record in Portland.
- The coldest temperatures in 5 years arrived during the morning of the 5th. Portland dipped to -14.
Jan 2014 was the coldest since 2009. That in spite of record breaking warmth on the 12th.
Several snow events occurred during the month of February.
- 7″ to 10″ on 2/5 and 2/6
- 1″ to 5″ on 2/10
- 6″ to 10″ on 2/13
- 6″ to 10 ” on 2/19
- 1″ to 3″ on 2/20
- Portland experienced snow 6 out of 7 days of snow from the 13th to the 19th. 20.5″ of snow was recorded which is nearly double the normal snowfall for the month.
- It was the coldest Feb. since 2007
- Portland received 34.2″ of snow for the month of Feb. which was 22.1 inches above normal.
- It was the 14th snowiest on record.
March and April had it’s share of snow, rain, and flooding but folks were most happy to finally see signs of spring.
- Nearly 20″ of snow fell in mountains on 3/13.
- 1″ to 3″ accumulated for most with 10″ to 15″ in the Mountains on 3/20.
- Meteorological Winter (December through March) ended 12th snowiest in 144 years of records in Portland. It was the 22nd coldest on record.
- 1″to 3′ fell on 4/16 which was winters last gasp.
- Strong winds gusting to 47 MPH at the Jetport occurred on 4/24.
- Flooding occurred on 4/16.
MAY and JUNE were fairly quiet and then severe weather arrived in JULY
- A Microburst with winds of 70 to 80 MPH toppled trees in York on 7/15
- An EF1 Tornado with winds of 90 MPH touched down in St. Albans 7/15. The unique thing about that tornado was it’s width. At it’s widest point, the tornado was 800 yards across. The length was about 2.75 miles.
- An EF1 Tornado with winds of 90 mph touched down in Limington on 7/28. It snapped trees, bent a flagpole, and tore off roof shingles.
- Flooding again lead headlines in August.
- 6.44″ of rain fell in the bucket at the Jetport on 8/13 which lead to the worst flash flooding in memory for the Greater Portland Area.
- It was the second wettest August on record in Portland.
- It was chilly as well. Portland never hit 90 degrees during the meteorological summer (June through August) . This has happened only 6 times in 73 years of temperature records. Portland Averages 4.6 days of 90 or above heat.
- Meteorological summer was the 3th wettest at the Portland Jetport in 144 year of precipitation records.
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER
- September and October were fairly quiet.
- Portland hit 87 degrees on 9/6 which was the 2nd warmest temperature of the year for that location
- Portland averages a frost in early October but that wasn’t the case this year. The first frost occured on November 3rd which is the latest on record at the Jetport.
- November 2014 will be remembered for the early snow and extreme cold.
- A Blizzard hit parts of Midcoast and Downeast Maine on 11/2.
- A few weeks later it was the Pre-Thanksgiving Day Nor-Easter that left folks without power and many turkeys left uncooked.
- November’s cold spilled over into the first part of the month and several bouts of freezing rain occurred.
- On 12/9 Freezing rain and flooding was the concern for most of the area but some ski resorts picked up 10″ to 20 ” of snow.
- The Jan. thaw came early in Dec. Rain and highs in the 50s were common during the Christmas week.
- Portland ended 9th least snowfall on record for the month.
HAPPY NEW YEAR. HOPE YOUR 2015 IS MOSTLY SUNNY!
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