Monday October 20, 2014
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Monday October 20, 2014

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    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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    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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    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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    Thursday Oct 09, 2014 | 8:42 pm

    Columbus Day Weekend Looking Typical For Mid-October

    If you go to the Maine Turnpike’s website you can read about the expected 243,737 to head into the state beginning Friday and continuing Saturday. Columbus Day weekend is the fastest growing holiday here in Maine with July 4th and Labor Day more popular. This evening we find ourselves poised to enjoy another great day of October weather. The good news is the weekend weather will also cooperate, but it’s […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 08, 2014 | 6:32 am

    Nice Weekend Ahead for Columbus Day Holiday

    It appears we are going to be very fortunate with the weather this weekend. Friday will be dry along with sunshine and readings in the upper 50s to around that 60F mark. Columbus weekend is a big leaf-peeping weekend and many tourists will be streaming into Maine beginning early Friday afternoon. There is going to be a weather system to our south this weekend bringing clouds and even rain as […]

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    Monday Oct 06, 2014 | 5:49 am

    Changeable Weather This Week, But Holiday Weekend Looking Nice

    A chilly early October morning starts our work week with readings in many spots in the 30s while areas closest to the water are in the lower 40s. There are frost warnings inland away from the coast. You’ll need a jacket early in the day and don’t forget the sunglasses, the solar glare is going to be an issue with sun both this morning and again this afternoon. The sun’s […]

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    Sunday Oct 05, 2014 | 7:39 am

    Foliage Likely Best In Years & Why The Color Happens In The First Place

    Fall foliage is one of those annual events many of look forward to. While the changing leaves certainly represent the end of the growing season, they also bring some wonderful colors against a backdrop of blue sky and crisp air. Although a particular tree doesn’t change much year to year, the colors the leaves show can be dramatically different from one fall season to the next. Much of the reason […]

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    Thursday Oct 02, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    Very Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season Rolls Into October

    While October is just into its second day it’s worth noting that September, normally the tropics most active month, was one of the quietest on the Atlantic side of things in 14 years. You need to go back to September of 1997, to find a September with fewer storms, at only one. Looking at the overall year, not since 1986, have we see so few named storms at this point […]

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    Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Damp and Cool Again Wednesday

    This morning while walking the dogs, I noticed how dark it stayed so close to sunrise. With virtually clear skies the past week, it’s been getting lighter well before sunrise, not today however. Thick clouds, especially lower ones, block out a lot of light. Combine this with the lowering maximum angle of the sun and its weakening strength and you have gloomy mornings. Temperatures are only in the 50s in […]

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