Monday September 1, 2014
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    Saturday Aug 30, 2014 | 10:45 am

    August Ending On A Warm Note

    A cool comfortable morning means it was another fantastic night of sleeping weather. This is the last of these types of starts to the day for a while. Starting later tonight, the humidity comes back and it’s going to hang around for a while. Interestingly, Martha’s Vineyard’s morning low fell to a chilly 39F under clear skies. This type of radiational cooling is typical for that location under the right […]

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    Thursday Aug 28, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Labor Day Weekend Turns Warm, But What About Winter?

    Although some students have already returned to the classroom, many of you will be heading out of town this weekend for a final frolic of summer. Labor Day weekend does mark the unofficial end of summer and Monday marks the start of meteorological fall. Those of you who read the blog regularly know the meteorological seasons are different than the astronomical ones. The warmest 90 days of the year around […]

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    Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Today May Be Warmest Day Of August 2014, But Not Nearly A Record

    While the weather is different every day, sometimes it’s easier than others to blog. I usually try to think about what you are talking about with friends or coworkers and write about that or if the weather is dramatic, that ends up stealing my headline. Today there are a few things I hope you will find as interesting as I do. Some of this anecdotal because honestly I don’t have […]

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    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 | 9:17 am

    Great Beach Weather As Kids Head Back To The Classrooms

    When I was in the Portland school system the first day of school was always after Labor Day. I still have papers from Lyseth Elementary that my parents wrote first paper and the dates are all during those early days of September, never August. Now, many schools begin the week before and since this year labor day is as early as it can fall, students are going to be heading […]

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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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