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    Monday Feb 11, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Mild, wet start to your Monday

    After the record-breaking snowstorm of the past weekend, milder air will bring melting to the region today. Of course, it’s going to take more than a day of rain and temperatures in the 40s to melt this snowpack, but every little bit helps.   I’ll be updating the forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom. Send your observations or ask me a question. Warmer air is streaming north this morning ahead of a […]

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    Saturday Feb 09, 2013 | 6:41 pm

    How much snow fell in the big snowstorm of 2013

    I thought it would be fun to just do a short entry of the snow totals around the state and much of New England today.  From Gorham to Boston to Hartford, CT, this was a storm that many of us will never forget.  The good news is that most of us kept our power and the snow was not heavy so cleaning it up won’t take too long.  Just imagine […]

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    Saturday Feb 09, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Portland and other cites and town experience historic snows

      Historic snow totals around Portland.  This certainly one for the record books.  Portland has a new benchmark of snow at 31.9 inches and still a bit more to go.  Many areas around Portland have seen between 30 and 34 inches of snow. The good news is that the worst of the blizzard is now over and  conditions will slowly during the rest of the afternoon.  This doesn’t mean we […]

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    Friday Feb 08, 2013 | 9:18 pm

    Thunderstorms with snow just south of Maine

    Some very heavy bands of snow are now rotating towards the coast.  Expect snow to fall at 2-3 inches per hour for the next several hours. Snow broke out across Maine early this morning, and has already accumulated 6 to 12 inches from Augusta to York. The reason the snow started so early was that warmer air was trying to move inland and hit the cold air along the coast. […]

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    Friday Feb 08, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Early bursts of snow already leave 6 inches, much more ahead

    Snow, some of it moderate, broke out early across southern Maine, leaving 6 inches in Portland by 11 a.m. on Friday. This is more than expected so early, and is due to the cold air rushing over Casco Bay. The main part of the storm hasn’t even arrived yet to our south. Notice on the radar, the area of green is very localized.  However, what this early snow will do is […]

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    Thursday Feb 07, 2013 | 8:56 pm

    Blizzard warning expanded to capital district, heavy snow for mountains

    A blizzard warning is in effect for much of coastal Maine. This means that winds in excess of 35 miles per hour and low visibility from heavy snow will occur for 3 or more hours during this storm.  A wobble closer to or farther from the coast could ultimately change accumulations by a bit, but it’s  going to be a big storm no matter how you slice it.  Here is […]

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    Wednesday Feb 06, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Major snowstorm Friday night and Saturday morning

    The morning maps are flying in and indications are growing that a significant snowstorm is on the way for parts of Maine Friday and Friday night in Saturday morning.  Right now timing is such that the snow will break out across the area during the early afternoon Friday.  All of this, including the timing of the snow, is subject to refinement later today and Thursday.  Once the snow starts it […]

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    Tuesday Feb 05, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Late week storm could bring significant snow (or just flurries)

    Across the state of Maine the weather looks quiet for the next several days with just the chance for a few flurries overnight and early Wednesday.  Temperatures will remain cold, but not bitter as a northwest flow of air from Canada continues. You may have heard of a potential storm for Friday.   Over the past several years our computer models have gotten better, but not perfect at long-range forecasting. […]

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  • Sunday Feb 03, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    No big snow again this weekend, so what about the rest of winter?

    Weather is highly variable from place to place and of all the weather variables snow is one of the least consistent. Depending on where you are in New England this winter your total snow thus far could be within an inch of normal or as much as 66% below normal. It is becoming more evident that the winter of 2012-2013 is not going to be a blockbuster snowy one. However, […]

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