Saturday December 20, 2014
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Saturday December 20, 2014

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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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    Saturday Dec 06, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Messy Saturday Morning, Drier Sunday, Stormy Midweek Ahead

    This morning we find a complex series of low pressure systems to the south of New England. Ahead of this system an area of moisture has brought rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow to much of the area. The most snow has been confined to ski areas. For those of you wanting to get an early jump on the ski season, many ski areas will see up to 5 or […]

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    Wednesday Dec 03, 2014 | 6:24 am

    Icy Conditions Give Way To Milder Air

    It’s a slippery morning in much of Maine with temperatures below freezing and a winter weather advisory posted. This advisory will be lifted by mid-morning inland and earlier along the coast. In the mountains the advisory is posted into the afternoon. Highs this afternoon will reach the 40s along the coastal plain and into the 30s well north and west. Some mountain areas may never really get above freezing until […]

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    Tuesday Dec 02, 2014 | 6:19 am

    Colder Today, Slick Travel Wednesday Morning

    Meteorological winter began yesterday with one of the nicest days you could hope for in December. I spent the afternoon raking and mulching leaves, harvesting some carrots and turnips and doing a bit of pruning. As long as I can work outside, there is always something to do in the yard. The mild weather was certainly welcome after a colder and snowier November than we typically see. This month is […]

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