All posts by Charlie Lopresti

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.

Thanksgiving Weather In Maine


Thanksgiving in Maine can feature a variety of weather conditions.  The coldest Turkey Day on record was back in 1978.  That year Portland experience a low temperature of 7 degrees.    The warmest on record was 1933 with a high surging to 66 degrees at the Portland Jetport. Portland averages over an inch of snow for […]

“Bad Moon Rising”


I can’t get that Credence Clearwater Revival song out of my mind, and for good reason.   On Sunday evening 11/13 and  Monday 11/14,  the full moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal.  That’s because the moon will be closest to the earth it has been since January 26th 1948. The “Super Moon” is the […]

Winter Forecast 2016-2017


Winter is almost here and there has been quite the buzz about the expectation for this upcoming season.  We’re feeling very confident the upcoming winter will be colder and snowier than last winter, but that isn’t saying too much.  Between December 1st 2015 and February 28th 2016, Portland averaged a temperature of 31.2 degrees. It […]

Hurricane Matthew Update (Wednesday)


Hurricane Matthew is currently a category 3 hurricane approaching the Bahamas. The storm is located about 170 miles ESE of Nassau.   Winds are sustained at 115  mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Matthew will move north into the Bahamas Thursday and possibly strengthen again to category 4.  Dangerous hurricane Matthew is expected to be very […]

Hurricane Matthew Update (Tuesday)


Hurricane Matthew is currently a category 4 hurricane making landfall over the extreme eastern tip of Cuba tonight.  Winds are sustained at 140 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Matthew will move north into the Bahamas Wednesday and Thursday where Hurricane Warnings are up.  It’s looking more and more likely Matthew will be a major threat […]

Hurricane Matthew Update


**Tuesday AM Update Interesting to see European model shift north a bit. That track still keeps the core of strongest winds and surge south and east of us, but puts Maine on the edge. Heavy rain/wind potential still on the table for Sunday or Monday. The storm would probably be a “hybrid” system in northern […]

Warmest August On Record… Sort Of


As we turn the page to September, a look back at the month of August shows some serious heat here in the northeast. August 2016 will go into the books hottest on record at the Portland Jetport. Records at the Portland Jetport go back to 1941, and prior to that, records were kept at various […]

Two Tornadoes and A Macroburst


Monday July 18th was a day of may severe thunderstorms moving across Vacationland and the Granite State.  After the dust settled, two tornadoes were confirmed, and one macroburst.  The action started just after noon in northern New Hampshire. The Pittsburg tornado occurred in this cell outlined near Rangeley at 1:22PM. Here are the details in […]

A Snow Storm 200 Years Ago?


Snow on June 17th?   It happened in 1816, and it wasn’t the only snow storm in Maine that June.  The cold summer of 1816 has become known as the “The Year Without A Summer”.  Snow or frost occurred in every New England state during every month of the summer.   The morning of July 4th […]