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Tuesday July 29, 2014

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    Monday Jul 28, 2014 | 6:48 pm

    Strong to severe storms continue through early evening

    More storms continue to rumble through the area this evening with severe thunderstorm warnings cropping up periodically mostly over southern and central Maine. A watch remains up for the western half of Maine and the image below shows areas in pink under the watch for another hour. This could be extended if conditions warrant. The orange boxes are where there is severe weather as of 6:45PM, but those will change […]

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    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 | 7:53 am

    Showers back in the forecast through Monday, then more sunshine

    Out latest stretch of nice weather is coming to an end, but a full day of rain isn’t in the cards. There are two major mechanisms that will be bringing our rainfall the next days. The first, today, is a warm front moving steadily northward. This front is going to usher in more humid air and a lot of cloudiness. The showers will be fairly numerous during the middle part […]

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    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 | 7:49 am

    Showers back in the forecast through Monday before sunshine returns

    Out latest stretch of nice weather is coming to an end, but a full day of rain isn’t in the cards. There are two major mechanisms that will be bringing our rainfall the next days. The first, today, is a warm front moving steadily northward. This front is going to usher in more humid air and a lot of cloudiness. The showers will be fairly numerous during the middle part […]

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    Friday Jul 25, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Nearly perfect weather into Saturday, then some showers

    What’s a perfect 10 when it comes to the weather? Everyone is going to have a slightly different opinion, but I’m going to say the weather the next two days is a 10. While there might be some increase in clouds late Saturday, overall the today and tomorrow’s weather is going to be ideal. High pressure stays in control during this period, there will be low levels of humidity and […]

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    Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 | 7:19 pm

    Thunderstorms heading for Portland and the coast.

    Here’s a quick update to the weather this evening concerning the thunderstorms. As of 7:00 PM the line was racing towards the coast and will be pushing through Portland in the next couple of hours. The severe thunderstorm watch is still posted for the southern/eastern side of Maine until 10PM, but will likely be dropped before then. This map shows in pink where the watch is posted. Remember, by the […]

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    Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm

    Another humid day tomorrow with storms likely during the evening

    Most of us have heard the saying that timing is everything in life. From getting that choice job to picking the best week for vacation timing has a lot to do with it all. So this evening after another fine summer day, though more humid, I am focused on the timing of a cold front for tomorrow. So far this summer has been one of frequent breaks in the heat […]

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    Monday Jul 21, 2014 | 6:34 am

    Great vacation weather this week, with minor interruptions

    This certainly hasn’t been a July like last year. July 2013 was a very hot month. The temperature last July averaged 2.5 degrees above normal, making it one of warmer months on record. In Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut a year ago, July would turn out the hottest month ever recorded. This year is very different. I’ll give you some statistics for Portland, but you can assume they are […]

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    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 | 9:51 am

    More torrential rain in the forecast

    The good news is I don’t see the weather being as severe as yesterday. The bad news, we don’t really improve with the weather until tomorrow. Yesterday a line of severe storms pushed through Maine, with the town of York sustaining the heaviest damage. So far we don’t have any confirmed reports of tornadoes, but there were reports of funnel clouds. The winds that caused so much tree damage in […]

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    Monday Jul 14, 2014 | 9:09 pm

    Flood watches for many areas, may be modified overnight

    Cold weather in the Midwest this week is part of the reason why we have so much rain in the forecast for the next 48 hours here in New England. The jet stream is taking quite the dip across the center of the United States with the return flow up the coastline. This pattern is similar to what we saw in January, but in July when cities have a temperature […]

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