Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Wednesday July 23, 2014

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    Monday Jul 21, 2014 | 6:34 am

    Great vacation weather this week, with minor interruptions

    This certainly hasn’t been a July like last year. July 2013 was a very hot month. The temperature last July averaged 2.5 degrees above normal, making it one of warmer months on record. In Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut a year ago, July would turn out the hottest month ever recorded. This year is very different. I’ll give you some statistics for Portland, but you can assume they are […]

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    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 | 9:51 am

    More torrential rain in the forecast

    The good news is I don’t see the weather being as severe as yesterday. The bad news, we don’t really improve with the weather until tomorrow. Yesterday a line of severe storms pushed through Maine, with the town of York sustaining the heaviest damage. So far we don’t have any confirmed reports of tornadoes, but there were reports of funnel clouds. The winds that caused so much tree damage in […]

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    Monday Jul 14, 2014 | 9:09 pm

    Flood watches for many areas, may be modified overnight

    Cold weather in the Midwest this week is part of the reason why we have so much rain in the forecast for the next 48 hours here in New England. The jet stream is taking quite the dip across the center of the United States with the return flow up the coastline. This pattern is similar to what we saw in January, but in July when cities have a temperature […]

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    Monday Jul 14, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Summer warmth brings back the monarch butterflies, but there’s trouble with this Maine favorite

    Summer temperatures bring a lot of great things to Maine and even with rain in the forecast, the warmth continues. I recently took a sunset walk and noticed some milkweed growing along the side of the road. I was happy to see this weed as it’s the primary source for one of the most recognizable butterflies in the United State, the monarch. I have a special place in my heart […]

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    Saturday Jul 12, 2014 | 9:15 pm

    One more great day, then unsettled weather moves in

    What a spectacular day. I was kayaking off the coast of Harpswell and feeling really fortunate to be able to be in Maine on such a beautiful afternoon. The moon tonight is full and as it illuminates the landscape you’ll hopefully feel the evening is as beautiful as the day. The humidity was very low today and we didn’t see much in the way of clouds. Across southern New England […]

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    Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 | 5:15 am

    With more storms in the forecast, here’s a brief lesson on reading the Doppler radar

    Mid-summer weather is hot and humid and often brings the chance of showers and storms to the region. Although we did have a steady rain for July 4th, most of the time all of our rain in the summer comes from scattered showers and not a widespread general rain. Again today the forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Many times our storms roll south and […]

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    Friday Jul 04, 2014 | 7:56 am

    Arthur spoils outdoor activities this 4th of July

    This morning I find myself listening to the sound of rain and knowing many of you have had to change your plans for today. The current rain is associated with a slow moving cold front and is now interacting with Arthur. This means tropical downpours on and off today. Last night some nasty storms rolled through parts of the area bringing strong winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain. Some hail […]

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    Tuesday Jul 01, 2014 | 8:25 pm

    July 4th looking potentially unsettled, but hope for the fireworks

    A southerly wind brought a sea breeze to the coast late this afternoon and helped Portland, Brunswick and Rockland have temperatures in the more comfortable 70s. The heat and humidity were both quite high inland and it’s going to be a rather uncomfortable night for sleeping. Of course the start of July is also the July 4th weekend and many of you look forward to this holiday all year. This […]

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    Monday Jun 30, 2014 | 11:58 am

    Fine summer weather, but more humidity and potential issues on July 4th

    A beautiful start to the week, but all is not perfect in the land of weather this morning as storminess looms off the east coast of Georgia and will likely turn into the season’s first tropical storm and then a hurricane sometime this week. As we all know weather has now become a play by play game for the media to volley around to attract viewers. If this does turn […]

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