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 […]

Do You Want To Grow A Giant Pumpkin?


It’s that time of year!  Have you ever wanted to grow a giant pumpkin?  Now is your chance.   I’d like to invite you to join me in growing the biggest/heaviest pumpkin possible this summer.  I have  I have Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds to share from last years pumpkins.  Available are seeds from a nice orange […]

April, In Like a Lion?


Casual conversation at the anchor desk tonight revolved around next week’s late week warm up. “Yes, it looks like temperature will get into the 60s Thursday and Friday, but…” We came back from the commercial, and I didn’t get a chance to finish. It was probably better that way, because what I wanted to talk […]

Warm Winter And Peek Ahead To Spring

Spring Temps

The results are in,  and it was a warm meteorological winter (Dec.,Jan.,Feb.) here in Maine. In fact, it was the 2nd warmest on record at the Portland Jetport. A few February photos from my backyard tell the story. Daffodils poking through, and maple sugaring were many weeks early in southern Maine. December was the warmest […]

2015 The Year In Weather


Snow for Thanksgiving and rain on Christmas!  You might say Mother Nature was a bit confused headed into 2015.    That is until the final week of January when the blizzard of 2015 arrived. Definition of blizzard includes: -Falling or drifting snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less. -Wind sustained or gusting 35 mph or […]

They Call Him El Nino


Who remembers Chris Farley’s El Nino character on Saturday Night Live?  I got a pretty good laugh watching it for the first time in nearly two decades. You can check it out here.  The reality is, El Nino isn’t a wrestler intending to take out Ric Flair, but instead a phenomenon specific to the Eastern […]

Mystery In The Sky, A Few Viewer Photos


The weather has been exceptionally quiet this week, and I’ve had the opportunity to fill my weathercast with different topics like viewer photos.  On Thursday,  there were a few unique pics I came across, and both left me scratching my head for a minute or two.  The first was this stunning shot at Sugarloaf Mountain […]