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    Saturday Jan 26, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Some snow before it turns milder next week

    If you remember last weekend it was quite mild.  During Sunday several places reached 50F.  Later that evening, the temperature fell below 32F.  Since then we have been in the deep freeze.  A week of temperatures at or below zero at night while certainly not unprecedented hasn’t happened in several years. The cold weather has been difficult for those who need to be outside for work. The frost has gone […]

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    Thursday Jan 24, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    Cold hangs tough, but worst is almost over

    The core of the cold snap is now cresting over southern Maine and temperatures this afternoon rose to the middle and upper teens over southern areas and approached 10F to the north.  As night falls clouds will melt away and this will allow temperatures to fall once again to sub-zero readings.  Temperatures last night fell below zero from Portland to Augusta. Even southern York County saw temperatures of one degree […]

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    Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 | 9:31 am

    Coldest of the cold for the next twenty-four hours

    January is typically the coldest month across the area and today may very well end up as the coldest day of the winter.  Arctic air is now firmly entrenched.  Wind chill warnings and advisories are posted for areas away from the coast.  Warnings are posted when wind chills can be as cold at 48 below zero. Advisories are posted for wind chills as low as 23 below zero.   I’ll […]

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    Monday Jan 21, 2013 | 10:18 pm

    Most of snow to stay over ocean and not impact coast

    We knew this would be a tough forecast and it is proving to be true.  The latest computer models I use are keeping the heaviest bands of snow east of the region and therefore I have lowered the expected snow amounts.    I’ll be updating the situation on Twitter at @growingwisdom. This doesn’t mean there won’t be any snow. I am still looking at a dusting to a few inches […]

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    Sunday Jan 20, 2013 | 7:58 am

    Mild and windy, then temperatures plummet 40 degrees by Monday

    Today we are watching a very strong cold front to our west.  The air on the back side of this front is basically from the north pole.  For some areas in the Midwest, this is the coldest air in nearly 4 years.  Here in Maine, we will experience three days of what I will  call significant cold.  This is the type of air that will be very dry and cold […]

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    Friday Jan 18, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Brief cold today, extended cold next week

    After our small snow event earlier this week a blast of typical January cold is greeting Mainers today. Temperatures are running close to 20 below zero in the far north to near 10 along coastal areas around Portland and points south.  These temperatures are not unusual and not even close to record cold.  In Portland, back in 1971, it was 22 below zero on this date and the record for […]

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  • Wednesday Jan 16, 2013 | 7:06 am

    Snow through the afternoon with several inches

    Another small snowstorm for Maine today with several inches of snow that will be plowable for some places and give southern Maine back its snow cover.  This is great news, as we have a blast of very cold air for next week and bare ground with sub-zero temperatures can cause damage to pipes and plants. Even two inches of snow can insulate the ground quite nicely.  If you are a […]

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    Tuesday Jan 15, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    A bit of snow for Wednesday

    A small snowstorm is headed for Maine and will begin by sunrise Wednesday. This storm will ride along a very tight temperature contrast that is just to our south. On Monday, Portland nearly hit 60F and shattered the former high temperature for the day.  As a cold front moved through yesterday temperatures were brought back to levels more typical of January, but still not very cold. Now, warmer air will try […]

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  • Sunday Jan 13, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Still no major cold or snow in sight

    This morning we find fog advisories from Maine to the Carolinas.  This is quite unusual to see nearly the entire east coast covered in fog.  The reason for this is that warm air is riding up the coast and moving over the cold air and in some cases, snow at the surface.  Additionally, there is very little wind to mix things up so the air becomes stuck and the fog […]

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