Heavy Snow And Becoming Very Windy

Snowfall rates have been 1 to 3 inches per hour at times tonight. Heavy snow will reduce visibilities to 1/4  mile into the first half of Monday.  A general 16 to 24 inches should be expected out of this storm. Winds will be at their strongest on Monday.  You’ll likely notice northerly winds increasing early […]

Two Storms This weekend

It’s going to be a  snowy weekend in vacationland.  I often say, “We always get  a big storm the first two weeks in February”.   This one no exception.  If Thursday’s storm wasn’t big enough for you, a more powerful storm appears to be in the cards late weekend into early Monday. Before that though, […]

Thursday Snow Storm

It’s turning into quite the dynamic week here in Vacationland.  It’s hard to believe we have a snow storm on the way after near record warmth today. Portland nudged 50° which missed a daily record by only one degree. Our next storm on deck will bring snow to the area for most of the day […]

Snow Tuesday

Our next complex storm system will bring snow the area on Tuesday.  It’s looking like 3 to 6″ of snow will accumulate for most of the area before we introduce a change to sleet and freezing rain for Tuesday evening and Tuesday night.  It still looks like some freezing rain and freezing drizzle will linger […]

Messy Monday Night – Tuesday Storm

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

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?

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

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

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 […]