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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Oct 23, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Heavy Rain & Wind Continue Into The Afternoon

    While it was certainly windy throughout southern Maine overnight, it was a bigger deal to our south. Over southern New England the nor’easter raged overnight with heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightning. The power went out in multiple communities and is still out for hundreds of people, mostly around Boston. Flooding has been an issue on many roads. The major band of rain continues to shift further north and west […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    Flood Watch Posted As Heavy Rain Moves Into Region

    While we have seen some significant rain the past 24 hours, more is still on the way. Elements of rain continue to push inland from the ocean this evening and will only become more widespread during the next few hours. The map below shows how much rain has fallen in the past 24 hours. Notice extreme southern Maine has not had much at all. If this was a winter nor’easter […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Long Duration Coastal Storm Brings Several Days Of Rain

    Someone tweeted me a question yesterday asking if the media was hyping the storm or we really were getting a nor’easter. The answer to the first part of the question is probably, (depending the media source) on yes to the second part. A nor’easter is simply a low pressure area that moves up along the eastern seaboard bringing with it northeasterly winds. You could also say winds come from the […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Oct 20, 2014 | 7:08 am

    Les Drapeaux: flags represent diversity and heritage

    Franco-Americans and French Acadians display their international cultural diversity with iconic images on heritage flags. Colorful “les drapeaux” are decorated with emblems representing the history and culture, symbolic of Franco-American pride.  Heritage flags are often seen unfurled alongside formal national flags, like the American Stars and Stripes and the Canadian Maple Leaf. Andrew Breault is a French student who brought the diversity of les drapeaux to the attention of the […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Oct 19, 2014 | 8:07 am

    Freezing Conditions Tonight, With Rain & Wind Later This Week

    The party is over as they say. Our stretch of mild and sunny weather is coming to a screeching halt and after the chill sets in, clouds and rain will follow. Temperatures have been falling all night and are now (8AM) at their chilliest readings of the day. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but even with the rain of a few days ago, parts of the areas […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Oct 16, 2014 | 9:25 am

    Tropical Downpours Followed By Friday Sunshine, But A Late Weekend Chill

    A strong southerly flow of pure tropical air will bring showers to Maine today and some of them could contain some pretty heavy rain. There’s a lot of transition about to take place in the atmosphere and as I look into next week I see another chance of a cold rain, perhaps even the first flakes of snow in the higher elevations of the mountains. This will be followed by […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Saving French at the University of Southern Maine – Franco-American response

    French is spoken in Maine. It’s not a foreign language for many thousands of Maine people. In fact, check it out. French is the primary language spoken by tens of thousands of people who live on both sides of the border in the St. John Valley on both sides of Maine’s international border with Canada.  In other words, French is the language of international trade and commerce in this area […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 | 9:08 am

    Mild Air Brings Back That Summer Feeling

    Let’s start this morning’s blog with a hurricane. While Gonzalo isn’t going to impact the area, it’s likely going to end up being the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the season and could impact Bermuda late this week or during the weekend. Hurricane models have this storm reaching category four strength before weakening in the central Atlantic. I finally put the heat on yesterday. The temperature inside the house got to […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Saturday Oct 11, 2014 | 12:27 pm

    Clearing Late Today Will Bring Nice Sunday Followed By Warmer Air Next Week

    I’ve been watching the radar all morning and it appears the rain has made it about as far north as it’s going to today. York County got wet, but much of the rest of southern Maine stayed dry, but certainly not warm. It’s not quite as cold as Thanksgiving, but with the highs only in the lower to middle 50s today, it feel more like a day in November than […]

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