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    Wednesday Dec 24, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Near Record Warmth For Christmas

    Mild, windy and wet are the weather words for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning before drier air takes hold later tomorrow. A large storm in the Great Lakes region is pulling up warm and moist air from the southern regions of the country. This flow will continue overnight and into early tomorrow. Rain will continue to overspread the region into the evening hours and become steadier and heavier. The radar […]

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    Monday Dec 22, 2014 | 4:40 pm

    50s For Christmas, Santa Will Disappoint Winter Enthusiasts

    It’s not often Thanksgiving is colder and snowier than Christmas, but this is one of those years. Mild is the theme for the next week or so as the arctic air continues to be scare across much of the country. Eventually, there is going to be a pattern shift as we head into the final few days of the month and January, but I am not convinced New England is […]

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    Friday Dec 19, 2014 | 6:10 pm

    Mild Storms Bring Rain, Not Snow, Heading Into Christmas

    Meteorological winter runs from December 1st through the end of February. On average these are our coldest days of the year. However, the majority of our snowfall tends to come from the middle of December through mid-March. This doesn’t mean it can’t snow in October or May, but the bulk of the white stuff falls in the previously mentioned period. An interesting way to view winter snowfall is to review […]

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    Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 8:46 am

    Active storm tracks through New Year’s, but will Maine be impacted?

    It’s midway through the month of December and we haven’t had much snow. Temperatures are averaging out almost exactly normal, but it’s been a wet month. It’s not a surprise the cold air has taken a break. November was one the colder months the United States has seen in decades and ranked in the top 20 for cold Novembers on record. Often, but not always, after an extreme cold month, […]

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    Saturday Dec 13, 2014 | 7:35 am

    Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be Visible Tonight

    There are several meteor showers that occur annually and one of the best is the Geminids in December. Tonight into the early morning hour of Sunday is the peak of the meteor shower and we should have pretty good sky conditions in New England to view them. The name of the meteor shower comes from the Gemini constellation. If you traced the meteors back from their point of origin in […]

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    Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    A look ahead at a White Christmas, cold January

    There are only two weekends left before Christmas which means stores and roads around malls and other shopping venues are going to be crowded this weekend and next. Traffic would become exponentially worse if we throw a snowstorm in to the mix. Presently, the December pattern continues to feature a break from the type of abnormally chilly air we saw last month. November featured several outbreaks of arctic air lowering […]

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    Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    A Look Back At The Hurricane And Tornado Season Of 2014

    Winter brings about the most active period of weather here in the northeast, but it’s also a good time to look back at the most recent season of hurricanes and tornadoes. Hurricane season ended November 30th and while the eastern Pacific was very active, the Atlantic season was again relatively quiet. Tornadoes are most frequent in the spring and early summer with a smaller peak in the fall. The end […]

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    Tuesday Dec 09, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    Rain, Freezing Rain & Snow, Nor’easter Brings A Bit Of Everything

    This afternoon we find an area of rain and snow across much of southern and central Maine. Temperatures have warmed above freezing along much of the coast, but a frozen mess remains inland. Eventually, temperatures will warm enough in the foothills and back to the mountains to change the freezing rain and sleet to rain. The highest elevations will likely stay mostly snow or a mix during this storm. The […]

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    Monday Dec 08, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Tuesday nor’easter to bring windswept rain to coast, mountain snow

    This evening we find ourselves waiting for a strong nor’easter to develop. This storm will bring a variety of weather to Maine, most of it occurring from tomorrow morning through early Wednesday. This storm is still in the early stages of development, but has been forecast by the models for a week or more. The radar image below courtesy of WeatherBell Analytics shows the development of the storm tonight. All […]

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