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    Thursday Mar 26, 2015 | 5:39 am

    Milder With Rain Later Today, Mountain Snow Overnight

    A tranquil morning will eventually translate into a rather wet afternoon and evening with periods of showers becoming more of a steady rain for the commute home. As you may have figured out, I was on vacation and arrived back in New England early Wednesday morning. I think I needed a break from work more this year than usual. The cold, the snow, the inability to even begin to work […]

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    Friday Mar 20, 2015 | 12:56 am

    Spring arrives today at 6:45 p.m.

    Spring arrives at 6:45 p.m. today which means the sun, at that time, is at 90 degree above the horizon, directly over the equator. There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal, but not quite. At its peak, from now until the first day of summer, the sun […]

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    Friday Mar 13, 2015 | 8:17 am

    Unsettled weekend will bring some snow to state

    One of my students from Colby texted me last night with a picture off his cell phone showing 12 to 18 inches of snow this weekend for the Augusta/Waterville region. Now, I can certainly get a forecast incorrect, but I think those kind of numbers are way out of line with what I am seeing this weekend. It’s tempting to look at those smartphone forecasts and believe them, but they […]

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    Wednesday Mar 11, 2015 | 1:05 pm

    Warmest Afternoon Since December 1st Underway

    When highs reach into the 50s it really brings on the spring fever and that’s exactly the type of temperatures we are going to see this afternoon. There will be water running down the roads, off your rooftop and even under the snow, although you won’t be able to see that. If you look at the snow on your lawn you are likely to see it melting unevenly. The slope […]

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    Monday Mar 09, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Snow Continues Its Disappearing Act This Week

    Melting snow, unless you are a ski enthusiast, those words are likely music to your ears. This week, temperatures are going to reach the melting point every day and therefore the snow will continue to disappear. Because snow is a solid, it can take on the temperature of the surrounding air. Have you ever felt how cold the surfaces of your counter tops get in the house? What about the […]

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    Sunday Mar 08, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    In Spite Of Lots Of Snow This Winter, Some Folks Want To Make More

    From Caribou to Fryeburg east to Portland and across all of coastal Maine there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. Many of you are hoping all this snow melts over the next few weeks, but there is another group of folks who not only don’t want the snow to melt they want to make more of it. I am of course talking about the snow makers at ski […]

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    Friday Mar 06, 2015 | 7:33 am

    Like it or not, daylight saving time begins this weekend

    Several years ago the start of daylight saving time was another signal spring was getting into full swing. Like opening day for the Red Sox, the late sunsets were a sign that warmer temperatures were going to become commonplace, and bare ground – not huge snow banks – was the rule. Thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 we now “spring forward” on the second Sunday in March and this year […]

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    Tuesday Mar 03, 2015 | 6:10 pm

    Snow back in the forecast for Tuesday night

    Evening update 6:15PM Snow is beginning to show up on radar and will overspread the area this evening. The snow could be moderate to heavy for a few hours late this evening and in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The snow will be over before the morning commute, but there will be some sloppy roads. Be sure to fill the windshield reservoir in your car, you’ll need lots of […]

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    Monday Mar 02, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Record-breaking February is over, March to remain cold

    A nice afternoon of sunshine lies ahead, but blustery conditions will continue. Temperatures are going to remain in the lower to middle 30s in southern areas. The mountains will see readings in the 20s. A cold night will lead us into a nice sunny Tuesday. It won’t be very warm tomorrow, but at least the stronger early March sunshine could melt some snow in south-facing areas. Another weather system is […]

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