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Wednesday August 27, 2014

Contributors: News - The Maine Forecast

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    Sunday Aug 24, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Great Weather In Maine, but Strong Earthquake and New Tropical Storm Make News

    There’s a lot of meteorological and geological information this morning across the country including a new tropical storm and a strong earthquake. In southern Maine we started quite cool, but a nice afternoon warm-up is already underway. Most meteorologists actually know very little about earthquakes, but as scientists, the news department would often turn to us for an explanation of what happened during things like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. These […]

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    Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Improving Forecast Into the Weekend

    There are a lot of clouds out there this morning and even a few sprinkles of rain. This afternoon we will continue to see the clouds and there is the risk for a pop-up shower or even thunderstorm. Not everyone will get wet and if you do, it shouldn’t last very long. As I often mention, rainfall in the summer is more scattered in nature and while it’s surprising we […]

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    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Nice weather continues into the weekend, but a bit cool for some

    As you all know, the weather has been very comfortable with a big lack of humidity this summer. One of the byproducts of this pattern is that the ground is drying out easier than it would be if we had more moisture in the air. Think about how long it would take a towel to dry on a humid day as opposed to a dry day with a gentle breeze. […]

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    Monday Aug 18, 2014 | 8:19 am

    No Heat In Sight As August Continues

    The theory of time and our daily weather are intricately tied in our minds to a point I’m not sure we fully appreciate. The month of August so far has sort of created this dissonance in my own mind because of the lack of heat and humidity. What it feels like outside this morning makes me think it’s September and this feeling has been going on for the past couple […]

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    Friday Aug 15, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Portland and southern Maine not the only spots with record rain this week.

    This will be the week that millions of people remember for the big rain. I write millions because from Detroit, Michigan to Islip, New York to locally in Portland, rainfall records were set this week and some of the numbers were historical. Meteorologically, the most of us receive this time of year comes from thunderstorms. Unless there is a tropical system, which can carry a tremendous amount of moisture and […]

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    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Wet afternoon prompts flood watches

    If you’re going to interrupt the nice stretch of weather, might as well do it in a big way. This morning we find a rather vigorous storm centered north of the region with a secondary storm developing south of the area. If this was winter I’d likely be forecasting a mess with rain, mixed precipitation and heavy inland snow. Of course it’s not cold enough for any of that (although […]

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    Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    Dry and mild evening, wet Wednesday ahead

    This evening will be quite nice with some sunshine and warm air. However, this is the last in a long string of nearly perfect weather days which have graced this part of the country much of the time this summer. When we all think back to the summer of 2014, at least up until now, I think many will agree this has been a pretty awesome summer of weather. While […]

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    Saturday Aug 09, 2014 | 9:37 pm

    Perseid meteor showers to peak in the next few days

    The clear skies of the past couple of nights and the next two would seem to make for ideal viewing for annual Perseid meteor shower. However, this year we have another problem, the moon. The meteor shower will peak on the 12th and the 13th, but you have already been able to see them for nearly 2 weeks. The show will last through the third week of the month. The […]

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    Thursday Aug 07, 2014 | 7:34 am

    More storms again this afternoon, could be strong

    Here we go again. Don’t be fooled by the great morning of sunshine and a comfortable temperature, the atmosphere is ready to grow some thunderstorms today. It’s going to be dry this morning at least into the 11AM hour, but beyond that clouds will have grown big enough to start the thunderstorm action. Yesterday, strong winds in the Brunswick area and hail in Lisbon are just two examples of what […]

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