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Current Conditions

  • 10°
  • Snow
  • Wind: North 28 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 0.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 7°
  • Pressure: 29.70 in. -
  • Heat Index: -12

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Snow
  • High: 21 °
  • Low: 7 °
  • Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 19 °
  • Low: -2 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 25 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 5 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 18 °
  • Low: -2 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Bangor, Maine

Updated:

Blizzard Warning in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday...
  • Tuesday

    Overcast with snow. Fog early. High of 21F with a windchill as low as -18F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 7 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with snow. Low of 7F with a windchill as low as -4F. Windy. Winds from the North at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 7 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 19F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of -2F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers. Fog early. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast. Low of 5F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 18F with a windchill as low as -15F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of -2F with a windchill as low as -20F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 18F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 3F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 16F with a windchill as low as -8F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70% with heavy snow possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -13F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 12F with a windchill as low as -9F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of -11F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 12F with a windchill as low as -27F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 7F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 9F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 19F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 9F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Blizzard Warning  Statement as of 11:08 am EST on January 27, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday...

* locations... down East Maine.

* Hazard types... snow. Significant blowing and drifting snow.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches... with
locally higher amounts.

* Timing... through tonight.

* Impacts... snow... heavy at times... will result in hazardous
travel conditions. Areas of blowing snow may result in
whiteout conditions at times. Scattered power outages are
possible.

* Winds... northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures... 10 to 15 above.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle.






 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:19 am EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... cwop
observers... Skywarn spotters... facebook fans... and media for these
reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at
weather.Gov/Caribou

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Maine

... Aroostook County...
   Danforth 4 N 6.0 1007 am 1/27
   Macwahoc 2.0 956 am 1/27

... Hancock County...
   Southwest Harbor 9.0 917 am 1/27
   Brooklin 8.0 800 am 1/27
   Surry 2 E 6.5 750 am 1/27
   Bar Harbor 5.0 800 am 1/27
   Blue Hill 3.5 836 am 1/27 visibility 300 ft
   Waltham 3.0 905 am 1/27
   Sedgwick 3.0 631 am 1/27

... Penobscot County...
   Glenburn 1 ENE 10.0 1031 am 1/27
   Howland 1 ESE 7.0 1058 am 1/27
   Bangor 2 W 6.0 1116 am 1/27
   Enfield 1 SSW 5.5 958 am 1/27
   Chester 3 E 4.0 1000 am 1/27
   Medway 1 NNW 4.0 1002 am 1/27

... Piscataquis County...
   Sebec 1.0 800 am 1/27

... Washington County...
   East Machias 4 E 12.0 1010 am 1/27
   Whiting 3 NNE 12.0 1055 am 1/27 visibility near zero
   East Machias 1 SW 11.0 902 am 1/27
   Eastport 9.2 700 am 1/27
   Addison 2 S 9.0 1106 am 1/27
   Topsfield 7.0 1055 am 1/27
   Whiting 6.0 602 am 1/27
   Cherryfield 5 SSE 5.0 800 am 1/27
   Machias 5.0 630 am 1/27


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Maine

... Penobscot County...
   Corinna - coop 8.5 1000 am 1/27 co-op observer
   Levant 2.0 700 am 1/27 co-op observer
   Bangor - cwo 0.5 700 am 1/27 co-op observer

... Piscataquis County...
   East Sangerville - c 0.5 700 am 1/27 co-op observer

... Washington County...
   Machias WWTP 4.5 700 am 1/27 co-op observer


***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Maine

... Hancock County...
   Brooklin 55 947 am 1/27
   Surry 47 904 am 1/27
   Bar Harbor 47 947 am 1/27
   Winter Harbor 42 949 am 1/27
   Waltham 24 905 am 1/27
   Bar Harbor 23 800 am 1/27

... Washington County...
   Eastport 61 800 am 1/27 Cobscook Bay buoy
   Topsfield 52 910 am 1/27
   East Machias 1 SW 50 902 am 1/27
   Eastport 42 855 am 1/27



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Essex St Hill, Bangor, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 10.4 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: NNE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: MEDOT Bangor I-95 Northbound, Bangor, ME

Updated: 10:30 AM EST

Temperature: 10 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Libbey Lane, Glenburn, ME

Updated: 11:38 AM EST

Temperature: 8.8 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Hudson Road, Glenburn, ME

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.4 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Brewer ME US, Brewer, ME

Updated: 11:18 AM EST

Temperature: 12 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: West at 15 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: Hermon Center, Hermon, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 8.6 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 1 °F Graphs

Location: Dole Hill, Holden, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 10.0 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at 35.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -14 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Winterport ME US, Orrington, ME

Updated: 11:08 AM EST

Temperature: 10 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NNW at 6 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS SUNKHAZE MEADOWS ME US, Milford, ME

Updated: 10:31 AM EST

Temperature: 10 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Dedham, Dedham, ME

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.2 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: East at 13.0 mph Pressure: 27.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: N.Bucksport, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 10.4 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: South at 31.1 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -12 °F Graphs

Location: Cobb Hill, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 11.2 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: Newburgh Hills, Newburgh, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 8.6 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Springy Pond, Otis, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 11.7 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NNE at 14.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: Old County Road, Dixmont, ME

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 6.4 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: Old County Rd, Etna, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 8.2 °F Dew Point: -1 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NE at 12.1 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -7 °F Graphs

Location: Goshen Rd, Winterport, ME

Updated: 11:46 AM EST

Temperature: 9.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 2 °F Graphs

Location: 237Wink, Ellsworth, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 12.6 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NE at 18.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Mosquito Mountain, Frankfort, ME

Updated: 11:44 AM EST

Temperature: 10.8 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ENE at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -6 °F Graphs

Location: Argyle Twp, Argyle, ME

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 9.9 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 11.4 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Hopkins Road, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 7.7 °F Dew Point: -1 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: East at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: Garland, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 8.2 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NE at 14.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -8 °F Graphs

Location: NEPP Dixmont, ME, Dixmont, ME

Updated: 10:45 AM EST

Temperature: 5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 5 °F Graphs

Location: Halfcrazy's Weather station, Corinna, ME

Updated: 11:39 AM EST

Temperature: 5.7 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ENE at 7.3 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -6 °F Graphs

Location: Castine Rd, Orland, Orland, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 12.9 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at 3.6 mph Pressure: 29.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 7 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Plymouth ME US, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 11:15 AM EST

Temperature: 7 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at 15 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -10 °F Graphs

Location: Downtown Newport, Newport, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 5.7 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: ENE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -6 °F Graphs

Location: Third Hill, Stockton Springs, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 10.0 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ENE at 19.0 mph Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -8 °F Graphs

Location: NRE Sales, St Albans, ME

Updated: 11:49 AM EST

Temperature: 6.8 °F Dew Point: -2 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at 16.8 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -12 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Caribou ME 
1104 am EST Tuesday Jan 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
strong low pressure south of Cape Cod this morning will move into 
the Gulf of Maine this evening and across Nova Scotia Wednesday. 
High pressure will build across the region Wednesday night and Thursday 
morning. Low pressure will move across the Gulf of Maine Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
11 am update...band of very heavy snow extending from southwestern 
Aroostook County across central Penobscot County. Band is moving 
north, but will modify in intensity a bit as it does so. Snow has 
tapered off along the downeast coast as dry slot moves in. Some 
lighter bands of snow are still possible later this afternoon into 
this evening downeast. Blowing snow will continue to result in 
blizzard conditions downeast. 


Previous discussion 
winter storm warnings remain up for northern and central areas with 
a Blizzard Warning for all of interior and coastal down East Maine. 
The latest msas analysis shows a 983 mb low pressure system about 
150 miles south of Cape Cod. This low will lift slowly northeast 
today and across southwest Nova Scotia late tonight. Latest radar 
imagery shows the leading edge of the snow beginning to work north 
into down East Maine as of the pre-dawn hours. Expect the snow to 
continue to expand north across the region by later this morning. 
The snow will become heavy at times today. As the low continues 
to track off to the northeast today expect gusty northeast winds 
to produce blowing and drifting snow with whiteout/blizzard 
conditions expected especially across down east areas. Lighter 
snow will continue into tonight but gusty north winds will 
continue to result in blowing and drifting snow. Snowfall totals 
through tonight will generally range from 6 to 10 inches across 
northern areas with 12 to 18 inches across central and down east 
areas...with some locally higher amounts are possible closer to 
the coast. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday through Thursday/... 
a double barreled area of low pressure consisting of the deep low 
associated with the Nor'easter and a second triple point low will 
be found across Nova Scotia and the southern tip of Labrador at 
12z Wednesday. The lows will continue to pull away Wednesday as high pressure 
over the Ohio Valley moves east. The high will crest over New 
England by 12z Thursday and move off the eastern Seaboard during the 
day Thursday. Low pressure will begin to approach from the west and will 
move into western Quebec and western New York state by 00z Friday. 


As far as the sensible weather GOES...we expect areas of light snow 
Wednesday morning to wind down as the strong wind diminishes. There 
will likely even be some breaks in the clouds by afternoon. 
Temperatures Wednesday will be seasonable with highs from the upper 
teens north to the middle 20s down east. It will be seasonable cold 
Wednesday night and dry and seasonable Thursday with increasing clouds in the 
afternoon in advance of the next weather system. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
an active weather pattern continues. The next low moves in from 
the west Thursday night and deepens in the Gulf of Maine Friday. An inverted 
trough will likely extend from the low back across eastern Maine 
Friday. This storm has the potential to produce significant 
snowfall...especially across the eastern half of the forecast 
area...with lesser amounts to the west. It looks like once we are 
done with the current storm that we could very well need another 
round of winter storm watches for the Bangor and katahdin 
regions east. The low pulls away Sat and should leave the area 
dry and cold. The next system may bring the chance of yet more 
snow by Monday....but there are model differences with some 
solutions more suppressed and south of the region. Temperatures 
are expected to drop to below normal levels for sun and Monday. 


&& 


Aviation /16z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
near term: widespread LIFR/vlifr can be expected today at all 
terminals in snow. Gusty northeast winds will result in 
considerable blowing snow especially kbgr/kbhb terminals. IFR 
conditions are expected tonight in snow. 


Short term: MVFR with pockets of IFR early Wednesday morning should 
gradually give way to VFR by afternoon. VFR Wednesday night and Thursday. 
Conditions will likely lower to IFR and even vlifr Friday in snow. 
Conditions should improve to VFR on Sat...except across the northern 
terminals where MVFR is expected. 


&& 


Marine... 
near term: a Storm Warning remains in effect into tonight. A 
freezing spray advisory is also in effect through tonight for 
moderate freezing spray. Visibility will be reduced to less than 
1 nm through tonight in snow. 


Short term: once the Storm Warning comes down a Small Craft Advisory 
for the residual seas will likely be needed through around 00z Thursday. 
Conditions are expected to be below Small Craft Advisory levels Wednesday night through 
early Friday. A gale is possible Friday night as low pressure pulls east of 
the waters. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
a coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for the possibility of 
minor coastal flooding around the times of high tide. High tide 
occurs at 4 am this morning...430 PM this afternoon...and 5 am 
Wednesday morning. 


&& 


Climate... 
the record snowfall for today, 1/27 at Bangor is 10.8" 
set in 1963. This record has a high likelihood of being broken. 
The record at Caribou is 9.9", set in 1963. 


&& 


Car watches/warnings/advisories... 
ME...Winter Storm Warning until 7 am EST Wednesday for mez001>006- 
010-011-031-032. 
Blizzard Warning until 4 am EST Wednesday for mez015>017-029- 
030. 
Coastal Flood Advisory until 7 am EST Wednesday for mez029-030. 
Marine...Storm Warning until 1 am EST Wednesday for anz050>052. 
Freezing spray advisory until 7 am EST Wednesday for 
anz050>052. 


&& 


$$ 


Near term...duda 
short term...cumulonimbus 
long term...cumulonimbus 
aviation...duda/cb 
marine...duda/cb 
tides/coastal flooding... 
climate...cumulonimbus 



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