Thursday October 2, 2014
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Thursday October 2, 2014

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    Sunday Sep 28, 2014 | 6:54 am

    The Current Status Of El Nino and How It Might Affect The Winter Of 2014-15

    While this weekend has provided fantastic weather, we know it won’t last and the colder pattern of late fall isn’t too far away. Many of you have heard there is going to be an El Nino developing later this fall and continuing through winter. This meteorological phenomenon is somewhat predictable and will have impact on not only our weather, but weather around the world. Simply put, El Nino is warmer […]

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    Friday Sep 26, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Summer Vacation Type Weather This Weekend

    Our last weekend of September is going to be fantastic. Average highs this time of year are now back into the 60s and to have a weekend of full sun and high near or even exceeding 80F is a real treat. As a matter of fact the entire nation east of the Rockies is going to experience fine summer-like weather this weekend. It’s going to be near 90F in Denver […]

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    Monday Sep 22, 2014 | 8:43 pm

    Autumnal Equinox Occurs Arrives, But Summer Weather Lies Ahead

    The first full day of astronomical fall is Tuesday as the sun’s overhead position is now moving south of the equator. Once we get to the winter solstice in December, the sun will be overhead at noon at 30 degrees south of the equator and our length of day will be at its shortest. The equinox name comes from the fact everywhere on the planet has equal day and night. […]

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    Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Dry Weather Weekend Ahead Is Mostly Good News

    This is turning out to be a very dry month. So far Portland has received less than half an inch of rain and over half of that fell back on the 6th of the month, two weeks ago. For some parts of New England, if there isn’t much more rain this month, this will be one of the driest Septembers in over 5 decades. High pressure weather systems often bring […]

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    Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 | 5:53 am

    Sunshine Continues To Be The Dominant Weather Feature

    A cool, but bright morning is underway across the region with temperatures in the 40s for many. There are some 30s on the map, however these are the exception not the rule. There are no advisories for any frost today. The weather for the next 5days looks absolutely fantastic with most days having abundant sunshine. Temperatures are going to be seasonably mild today and tomorrow ahead of a cold front […]

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    Friday Sep 12, 2014 | 8:48 am

    Southern Maine Could See Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights Tonight

    Back in the summer of 1982 I woke up about 50 campers to see the Aurora Borealis display in Bridgton, Maine. That summer was the first time I personally ever saw the display and some of those kids still talk about that night 32 years later. The Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, the words conjure a mental picture of some of the earth’s most dazzling natural phenomena. There’s a mystery […]

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    Thursday Sep 11, 2014 | 5:23 am

    Showers Today, Turning Cooler This Weekend

    There are a lot of clouds this morning and temperatures are mild. There is a bit of humidity in the air, but certainly nothing oppressive. A southerly flow of air ahead of a cold front is bringing the somewhat tropical air to the region and will help boost temperatures to the upper 60s and lower 70s this afternoon. Some inland areas around Sanford could be slightly warmer if there is […]

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    Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 | 9:20 am

    Fine September Weather Rolls On

    After last week’s mid-summer like heat and humidity this week is nearly a 180 degree turn. Again this morning temperatures were in the 40s to mid 50s with crisp air allowing for great sleeping weather without any heat. Our heating season usually begins sometime in October when the first cold morning and cold day forces many of us to turn on the burners. For now, the afternoons will be warm […]

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    Saturday Sep 06, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Warm and Humid Afternoon To Help Breed Thunderstorms

    Very warm and humid air continues to reside across New England this morning and will continue into the afternoon. At the same time, a cold front is marching eastward. This front marks the divide between the summer-like air over the region now and the cooler and more fall-like air which will be with us starting tomorrow. These two clashing air masses will raise the chances of showers and storms to […]

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