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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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  • Friday Jan 11, 2013 | 6:08 am

    A bit of ice then a mild weekend followed by sinking temperatures

    There is good news and bad news this weekend for winter sports enthusiasts. We will have very mild air over the region both Saturday and Sunday. I expect many towns in southern Maine to exceed 50F for a real January treat. Even in ski country the snow will soften in the afternoon for some marginally spring like conditions. That is the good news, the bad news is that two days […]

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  • Wednesday Jan 09, 2013 | 7:15 am

    Old Man Winter Takes a Nap

    It’s a cold morning across much of Maine with temperatures in the single digits and teens in places from Waterville to Wells.  While this is certainly cold, it’s not out of the ordinary and by this afternoon many of these same spots will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  This trend of milder afternoons, which started yesterday, will continue through the weekend.   Later today a weak front […]

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  • Monday Jan 07, 2013 | 7:34 am

    January Thaw For Maine, But Winter Isn’t Done

    They don’t happen every year, but they are, for many, a welcome break from the cold.  While this hasn’t been a blockbuster winter, we have seen close to normal snowfall in much of the state and above normal snowfall across the mountains and parts of coastal Maine including Portland.  Overall in December, temperatures were milder than expected until just before Christmas, but have been typically cold  since and into the […]

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  • Sunday Jan 06, 2013 | 9:12 am

    Snow ends this morning, warming trend on the way

    A weak system is leaving the area this morning and brought a quick round of snow showers with minimal accumulation. There was not much in the way of snow totals as this system is starved for moisture. As the system leaves the area a quick shot of colder air will move through and temperatures will be slightly below normal Monday. After this shot of cold air moves east, temperatures will […]

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  • Friday Jan 04, 2013 | 7:47 am

    Tranquil weather with a warming trend

    After several days of deep cold our weather will undergo a bit of a moderating trend the next few days with a significant warming early next week.  The core of the coldest air has now moved east and north of southern Maine and while temperatures will remain below freezing most of the time, we won’t see any subzero readings for at least the next week.   Our daily weather will be […]

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  • Wednesday Jan 02, 2013 | 9:04 am

    Moderating cold during a quiet weather week

    After a stormy few weeks the weather takes a calm turn for the upcoming period with the cold relaxing by the weekend.  Our weather will be dominated by the drier more northern jet stream the next week and as that lifts further north milder air will also ensue.  You may not realize that there are often several jet streams that circle the planet as various levels.  The two jet streams […]

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  • Saturday Dec 29, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Quick hitting significant snowstorm overnight

    Snow is breaking out across New England this afternoon and will quickly overspread the area this evening.  This is going to be a fast hitting but potent storm with 6-8 inches of new snow across south and central coastal areas.  There will be even more snow east of Rockland where 8-15 inches of new snow will fall overnight. Winter storm warnings are up for the areas in pink in the […]

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  • Saturday Dec 29, 2012 | 9:35 am

    More snow overnight tonight

    Another fast moving storm is headed for Maine.  A storm now located around the mid-Atlantic region will rapidly intensify as it moves up the coastline and past Maine early Sunday.  This storm will bring a swath of snow to the area overnight.  The snow will end rapidly early in the morning in southern Maine and should be over in the  Portland  area between 4 AM and 6AM.  Further east the snow […]

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