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Messy Monday Night – Tuesday Storm

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Monday Update The next complex storm system on deck will bring a variety of weather conditions to the area over the next day and a half.  There’s a decent chance every town will experience every type of wintry precipitation over the next 24 hours.  That’s making the forecast a challenge even hours out from the […]

2016 A Year In Weather

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2016 will be remembered for its warm temperatures, drought, and lack of snow.   One of the strongest El Nino’s on record was responsible for below normal snowfall and warm winter temperatures. You’d never know that though the first week in January.  An arctic air mass brought single digit temperatures which produced good looking photos of […]

Dreaming Of A White Christmas?

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Christmas 2016 is looking to be a bright and seasonable day in Vacationland.  Temperatures may end a few degrees above normal, but should be a solid 25 degrees colder than last Christmas.  Santa came to town wearing Bermuda shorts last year with temperatures soaring  to 62 degrees in Portland.  The previous year the high topped […]

Cold Temperatures And Dangerous Wind Chills

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By now you’ve probably heard the buzz about the late week cold headed our way.  From a meteorological perspective,  it does look quite impressive when you take into account the severity of the cold combined with the expected wind.   And what a difference from last December!  On December 15th 2015, temperatures climbed into the middle […]

Thanksgiving Weather In Maine

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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”

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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

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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)

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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)

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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 […]