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    Monday May 26, 2014 | 8:13 am

    Morning showers followed by a brief taste of summer-like air

     If you spent any time in the sun the past two days, even just sitting, you likely noticed how warm it felt.  Yesterday was actually quite cool with Portland and much of the coast staying the upper 50s to mid-60s and inland areas reaching near 70F.  The sun is so strong this time of year it overcomes the actual readings making it feel much warmer.  It’s important to remember this […]

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    Friday May 23, 2014 | 8:17 am

    Improving weather towards Memorial Day

     I asked my smartphone this morning what the weather was like for the weekend. It told me there was a chance of showers and then showed me this picture.   If you don’t have a smartphone and instead Googled the weather, I suspect you might see something quite similar.  Maine is a big state and the weather can be vastly different from York to Bangor to Caribou.  It becomes difficult to […]

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    Wednesday May 21, 2014 | 7:53 am

    Sunshine today, but showers back for Thursday

     Showers never really manifested themselves yesterday leaving us with a fantastic May afternoon.   Today is going to be another great day with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine.  You will notice some high clouds out there today the forerunner of a break in the nice weather. Temperatures this afternoon will be pleasant reaching the lower and even middle 70s inland.  As you get east of the Maine Turnpike it will be […]

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    Monday May 19, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Showers likely for the afternoon

     A spectacular morning across the southern part of the region with cool air and bright sunshine was in stark contrast to thick clouds from about Portland north.  There will be some more changes this afternoon as a spinning storm brings showers and storms.     Most areas will see at least some shower activity this afternoon and a few of you will get a thunderstorm.  Some of these could come with some […]

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    Saturday May 17, 2014 | 7:04 am

    A wet morning, but a better afternoon and a nice Sunday

    Depending on when you read my blog entry the rain might be long over.  However, as of 7AM some of the heaviest rain of the past 24 hours is pushing through southern Maine.  The rain will shut down rapidly between 11AM and 1 PM  depending on how far north and east you live.  The rain will end in York about 2 hours before it ends in Augusta.    You might […]

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    Thursday May 15, 2014 | 8:47 pm

    Showers slow to arrive Friday. weekend not a washout

     There’s a lot of moisture this evening being pulled up from the tropics into the eastern part of the United States.    The train of showers is mostly stuck in place to our west and that’s where there are flood watches posted.  There are watches from counties in South Carolina to New York.  The rainfall in these areas is most intense and will amount over 2 or 3 inches in places. […]

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    Tuesday May 13, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    Cool marine air to remain in place

     I know it was a long cold winter, but I didn’t like the heat yesterday.  The afternoon with all that dry air and a high around 80F sapped my garden and me.  Remember, the sun this time of year is about as strong as it can get, so although the calendar still says May, the sun is just as strong as July. The house got really hot, especially upstairs and […]

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    Saturday May 10, 2014 | 6:01 am

    Unsettled today, but nearly perfect for Mother’s Day

    Showers are back in the forecast today, but much of the time is dry.  Often when folks hear showers in the forecast they think it’s going to rain a lot.  The word showers is so broadly used that the exact meaning is open to some interpretation.   If you look up the definition it says something about the rain or snow being brief and light. There is actually not going to […]

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    Thursday May 08, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Showers in the forecast, but great weather for the marathon and mom

    May begins the period of the year when our rainfall starts to become more showery in nature.  During the months of October through April much of the rain or snow we see comes from  the center of a storm passing close to or through New England.  During the second half of spring and throughout the summer, the jet stream retreats northward into Canada and those storm centers now are too […]

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