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    Monday May 05, 2014 | 9:58 pm

    Mild and mostly dry the rest of the work week

     The first full week of May will bring a small variety of weather, but no big storms, big cold or big heat.  Today was another variable day with periods of sunshine, showers and gusts of wind.  At one point driving from York to Wells I went from complete sunshine to driving rain. As the sun set the clouds melted away and will leave us with a chilly night.  I expect […]

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    Friday May 02, 2014 | 6:49 am

    Weekend will have sunshine, but isn’t rain free

    4:50AM, that’s when I first heard the birds singing this morning.   Their songs are quite loud this time of year and I think they were just glad it wasn’t freezing or raining.  The weather looks quite nice the next several days as I write from the glass half-full perspective. Looking at the morning radar there are a few showers moving up from the south but they are widely scattered and […]

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    Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 | 9:03 pm

    Milder air on the way for late this week and the weekend

     April is ending with a feeling more like early March than a few hours before the start of May. 13 days will go into the record books as below the average temperature this month. Three days have been exactly average and the other 14 above the long term averages.  While it’s been cold the past week, when all the data is in this month will pretty much end up right […]

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    Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Afternoon sunshine before rain arrives later Wednesday

     The ugly side of spring caused numerous tornadoes the past few days and more severe weather will continue today across parts of the southeastern portion of the United States.   Tornadoes occur worldwide, but the United States leads the pack with over a thousand a year.  Other countries like Canada, Bangladesh, Germany, South African and France also see tornado activity each year. Here in New England we are fortunate to not […]

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    Monday Apr 28, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    Cool and damp the next few days

    Tornadoes and severe weather continue this afternoon after storm ripped through the Mississipi valley last evening. Severe weather will continue in portions of the Country the next couple of days. According to Joe D’Aleo at WeatherBell Analytics yesterday’s activity broke the 4th longest period without significant tornadoes in spring.  This has been a very quiet April in terms of severe weather much of that due to the cool air from […]

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    Thursday Apr 24, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Dry windy weather creates higher fire danger

     I am not a deep sleeper.  If the dogs whine in the middle of the night, I am up in seconds.  Maybe it’s the parental instinct or something.  So when the winds are howling all night long, I don’t sleep so well.  This time of the year the wind sounds differently as well.  It’s a winter sound still, but will make the shift to a summer sounding wind in the […]

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    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 | 5:54 am

    Not perfect weather, but it’s typical for April

    Dry warm stretches in Maine are unusual in the 4th month of the year, but always appreciated.   As a matter of course, even a day or two when we see sunshine and readings in the 60s thoroughly appreciated. Today will be a typical day of April temperatures, warmest inland where the sea breeze doesn’t reach and cooler at the coast.  Highs this afternoon over western York, Cumberland and Oxford counties […]

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    Sunday Apr 20, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Cooler Sunday, but super Patriot’s Day weather for tomorrow

    Day two of what is a holiday weekend for some is featuring mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures.  Yesterday, a westerly wind kept sea breezes at bay, however today a southerly wind off Casco Bay will keep place like Portland quite a bit cooler. While Saturday reached close to 60F, today will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s as the cold ocean brings chilly air back to Maine. […]

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    Thursday Apr 17, 2014 | 5:53 am

    Record cold morning leads to a chilly afternoon.

    It’s a record cold morning for Portland and southern Maine with many areas in the lower 20s and teens. Fryeburg is coming in at 15 degrees with Portland, as I write at just before 6 a.m., hitting 23, which broke the record of 24 set back in 2003.  You can thank high pressure from Canada for all the cold air this morning and for keeping it chilly the next couple […]

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