Friday September 4, 2015
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Friday September 4, 2015

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    Monday Aug 31, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    If you haven’t enjoyed the warm weather yet, there’s plenty more coming

    Meteorological summer comes to a close today as the warmest quarter of the year is just about over. While statistically this is the case, the fringes of any season often resemble the previous or the next one. Early September often feels like summer as late November can often feel like winter. Depending on the source, meteorological summer is thought to end September 4th. According to the National Weather Service in […]

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    Friday Aug 28, 2015 | 9:23 pm

    Summer weather rolls right into September, but what might that mean for the upcoming winter?

    I want to start this evening’s blog with a screen shot of the forecast for the next 5 days. While this is for Westbrook, it gives you a great idea of the stunning close to meteorological summer and start to September. Meteorological summer represents the end of the warmest quarter of the year, and next up is the transitional season of autumn. The summer of 2015 will go down as […]

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    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 | 6:07 pm

    Mid-summer pattern will close out August as Tropical Storm Erika moves towards the west

    Tropical storm Erika is continuing to churn her way westward in the Atlantic Wednesday and is poised to perhaps make landfall on the east coast of the Florida peninsula early next week. If the forecasted strengthening does occur, Erika may make landfall as a category 1 storm on Monday or it could ride north along the coastline and not hit the mainland. Tracks can dramatically change in a very short […]

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    Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 | 8:29 am

    Humidity continues for a couple of more days

    Another foggy, misty, muggy morning greets Mainers, as the pattern of humidity continues. The good news, the drop in humidity will be slowly arriving during Wednesday. This morning there are some showers and storms in the western part of New England, but the movement of these showers is predominately to the north. The reason for this, the frontal system bringing the showers is also moving at slow pace eastward. Notice […]

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    Sunday Aug 23, 2015 | 9:02 pm

    Still humid for Monday, but there is drier weather coming

    I’ve had enough of the high levels of moisture in the air for the past week or more. I know it’s summer and I know this is how it feels in summer, but I’ve never like the high humidity and I am ready for a break. The upcoming work week looks overall pretty good in the weather department, but there are some issues. I know many of you go back […]

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    Friday Aug 21, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    Tropical air mass continues throughout the weekend, but it’s not a washout

    Showers and even some embedded heavy downpours will continue to move south to north this evening. There will be breaks of sunshine in places and also some periods of dry weather. What about the weekend? That’s the big question I am getting over the past few days. The reality is the second to last weekend in August isn’t going to provide us with a bright blue sky and seasonably warm […]

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    Thursday Aug 20, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    First hurricane of season forms in Atlantic, while humidity continues high in Maine

    A southeast wind kept coastal locations from reaching the 80s today, but the humidity remained high and it felt somewhat uncomfortable. This pattern of humidity is likely going to remain in place until next week when a stronger push of dry air from Canada makes its way to the coastline. The map below shows dew points next Monday. Where you see warmer colors, it’s still going to fell sticky. The […]

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    Monday Aug 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

    Warm and humid, but still no heat waves for much of coastal Maine

    It’s been “hot and humid” the past few days, but other than one day back in May (still spring), Portland has yet to reach the 90 degree mark this summer. Inland areas like Sanford, Fryeburg and Bridgton have all been much warmer than the coast and this trend will continue much of this week. Heat and Humidity In this part of the country, 90 degree weather conjures up thoughts of […]

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    Friday Aug 14, 2015 | 4:08 pm

    Data from August 4th hail storm shows off new weather technology

    10 days ago several severe thunderstorms moved through southern Maine and brought some very large hail to York and parts of Cumberland Counties. There was significant damage to some businesses including many new cars which were dented by the large hail. While we didn’t officially break any hail records, the storm was one of the larger outbreaks of hail in recent memory. Although many types of weather observation have been […]

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