BLIZZARD WARNING

Weather Forecast

The combination of heavy snow and strong winds may lead to blizzard conditions Tuesday.

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Central and Southern Maine Weather



ALL EYES ON A TUESDAY STORM

 

The week is starting off on a very calm note which will be very short lived.  Today we start with mostly sunny skies and colder temperatures.  The clouds will begin to fill in by the afternoon.  Be prepared for light snow to develop during the evening hours for your commute home.  Tuesday is the game changer, we have Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings already issued for Monday night through early Wednesday morning. Along with heavy snow which will ramp up during the overnight into Tuesday we will have very strong winds, and gusts upwards of 40+ mph.  The heaviest snowfall will be Tuesday morning through the afternoon, visibilities will be extremely low.  Lighter snow will continues early Wednesday as this storm slowly exits our area.  Sunshine is expected to return Thursday.  Stay tuned for updates.

 

Amanda Jellig - Meteorologist


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TIMING:  Snow arrives late Monday night and extends through the pre dawn hours Wednesday.

PRECIP TYPE: All snow

HOW MUCH:  Most towns should pick up one to two feet of snow.

WIND:  North to northeasterly winds may gust 40 to 45 mph. That in combination with heavy snow should lead to blizzard conditions.

BLIZZARD WARNING: Blizzard Warnings are issued when the following conditions are expected.  Heavy snow reducing visibilities to ¼ mile or less, winds sustained or frequent gusts of 35 mph, and occurring for three hours or more.  

COASTAL FLOODING: Tides are relatively low in the astronomical cycle however prolonged northeasterly winds will result in a storm surge of  up to two feet. This will combine with waves of 10 to 20 feet off shore and may produce flooding and splashover at high tide. At Portland high tide is 10.0 feet at 4:20 am Tuesday, 9.1 feet at 4:53 am Tuesday and 9.8 ft at 5:23 am Wednesday.  

 



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MONDAY:  Mostly sunny. Increasing afternoon clouds.  Highs in the teens.

MONDAY NIGHT:  Snow moves in. Lows around 10.

TUESDAY:  Snow, heavy at times.  Very windy.  Highs in the teens.

 



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