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.

Aurora Viewing Possible Tonight


11PM UPDATE Aurora still visible for a large part of the area. Strong winds are making photography difficult.   Here are some more photos from the northeast.  All most likely taken with a long exposure. Saco (Note the air plane from the long exposure) International Space Station (Via twitter) New York (Via Twitter) Vermont (Via […]

“When I Was A Kid”


The older I get, the more I catch myself saying “When I was a kid….”  and it’s usually a point I’m trying to make to my own kids.  After all, I did walk up hill and barefoot both ways to school.  These days, in my professional world, I’m surrounded by “I remember when I was […]

The Records Keep Falling


If you were to tell me several months ago February 2015 would be the coldest ever recorded in Portland, I’d say no chance.  But, It happened.   After a very warm December (nearly 5 degrees warmer than normal) and a lack of snow, we started to see changes in the weather pattern by mid to […]

Blizzard Warning


Blizzard Warnings have been issued from Mid-Day Saturday through early Monday morning. The storm is a clipper system approaching from the northwest this this morning. It will intensify rapidly over the weekend as it track to our south and then east.  Snow will over spread our skies during the afternoon Saturday. Initially the intensity will […]

Snow Saturday Night Through Tuesday Morning


The historic stretch of snowy weather continues here in the Pine Tree State. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from late Saturday night through Monday night. Clouds will thicken on Saturday as our next storm system approaches. If your plans take you out and about, I don’t anticipate any weather related problems Saturday. Snow […]

More Snow


This will be the 4th storm in only a 10 day period for the area, and the snow pack continues to grow. This historical stretch will provide the current youth of Maine “I remember when I was a kid” quotes 40 to 50 years from now. Winter Storm Warnings go into effect early Monday morning […]

More Snow Friday


It was nice to get a two day break between storms. Our next one will be moving in during the early morning. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the entire area from 1AM Friday through 6AM Saturday (4AM Friday through 1PM Saturday Downeast). Expect light snow during the morning hours on Friday with […]

Blizzard Conditions Likely Tuesday.


Tuesday’s storm will bring many different variables to the state of Maine. The combination of heavy snow and strong north to northeasterly winds will likely lead to blizzard conditions for a large portion of the area. Quite often folks will ask me what is required for a blizzard? While this storm will bring hefty snow […]

Saturday Snow Storm


Our next winter storm is on our doorstep tonight. Moisture surging north form the deep south will arrive here in the form of snow on Saturday. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service. The storm will take a track south of Nantucket which is a good track […]

Weather Watcher Training


Have you ever wanted to be a weather watcher?   Now is your chance.  We’d love to see you at one of our weather watcher training sessions in the coming weeks.  Meteorologist Craig Miller will be leading the program and will be coming to a town near you.   Here’s the latest list of training sessions and […]