Tuesday September 2, 2014
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Tuesday September 2, 2014

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    The Maine Forecast - Saturday Aug 30, 2014 | 10:45 am

    August Ending On A Warm Note

    A cool comfortable morning means it was another fantastic night of sleeping weather. This is the last of these types of starts to the day for a while. Starting later tonight, the humidity comes back and it’s going to hang around for a while. Interestingly, Martha’s Vineyard’s morning low fell to a chilly 39F under clear skies. This type of radiational cooling is typical for that location under the right […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Aug 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Je Me Souviens by Ruth Bouchard Klein of Brunswick Maine

    Je Me Souviens is a gift Ruth Bouchard Klein wrote for her family. She published the book to help educate them about what it was like growing up Franco-American and to be proud of their heritage. Ruth grew up in the French neighborhood of Topsham Heights, along the Androscoggin River.  When she went to school in Brunswick, she remembers walking across the picturesque Androscoggin River swinging bridge two times every […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Aug 28, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Labor Day Weekend Turns Warm, But What About Winter?

    Although some students have already returned to the classroom, many of you will be heading out of town this weekend for a final frolic of summer. Labor Day weekend does mark the unofficial end of summer and Monday marks the start of meteorological fall. Those of you who read the blog regularly know the meteorological seasons are different than the astronomical ones. The warmest 90 days of the year around […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Today May Be Warmest Day Of August 2014, But Not Nearly A Record

    While the weather is different every day, sometimes it’s easier than others to blog. I usually try to think about what you are talking about with friends or coworkers and write about that or if the weather is dramatic, that ends up stealing my headline. Today there are a few things I hope you will find as interesting as I do. Some of this anecdotal because honestly I don’t have […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 | 9:17 am

    Great Beach Weather As Kids Head Back To The Classrooms

    When I was in the Portland school system the first day of school was always after Labor Day. I still have papers from Lyseth Elementary that my parents wrote first paper and the dates are all during those early days of September, never August. Now, many schools begin the week before and since this year labor day is as early as it can fall, students are going to be heading […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Aug 25, 2014 | 9:11 am

    Franco family names welcome at Gagne-Bellavance rassemblent in Wells -Ogunquit

    On the Gagne-Bellavance Family Association genealogy website, there’s a reference to a list containing 118 ways to spell the family’s name. Although the most common spelling is Gagne, it’s reported that the original spelling of the name, used in France, was Gasnier. Along with its various spellings, the website reports the name to be the tenth most common in the Province of Quebec today. During the family’s 17th century Quebec history, […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Aug 24, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Great Weather In Maine, but Strong Earthquake and New Tropical Storm Make News

    There’s a lot of meteorological and geological information this morning across the country including a new tropical storm and a strong earthquake. In southern Maine we started quite cool, but a nice afternoon warm-up is already underway. Most meteorologists actually know very little about earthquakes, but as scientists, the news department would often turn to us for an explanation of what happened during things like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. These […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Museum L-A features Mini Maker Faire September 6 in Lewiston

    Lewiston is a city where industrial entrepreneurs built successful businesses.  French-Canadians, largely from Quebec, were drawn by the thousands to Lewiston and Auburn, during the past two centuries, to work in the mills along the Androscoggin River. Connecting Lewiston’s and Auburn’s industrial pasts with the potential for future entrepreneurs is one of several goals for the non-profit Museum L-A, says Rachel Desgrosseilliers, a Franco-American who is the executive director of […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Improving Forecast Into the Weekend

    There are a lot of clouds out there this morning and even a few sprinkles of rain. This afternoon we will continue to see the clouds and there is the risk for a pop-up shower or even thunderstorm. Not everyone will get wet and if you do, it shouldn’t last very long. As I often mention, rainfall in the summer is more scattered in nature and while it’s surprising we […]

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