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  • -6°
  • Blowing Snow
  • Wind: NW 18 mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: -15°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. +
  • Heat Index: -29

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 4 °
  • Low: -11 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 20 °
  • Low: 12 °
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Forecast for Bangor, Maine

Updated: 3:11 am EST on February 14, 2016

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning...
  • Today

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 3 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill values as low as 28 below.

  • Tonight

    Clear. Lows around 12 below. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values as low as 20 below.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Sunny. Highs around 19. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy...snow...mainly after midnight. Light snow accumulation. Lows around 17. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Rain...snow and freezing rain in the morning...then rain in the afternoon. Additional light snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Rain in the evening...then rain showers likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

  • Wednesday

    A chance of snow showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.

  • Thursday Night and Friday

    Mostly clear. Lows around 10 above. Highs in the lower 30s.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 40. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Wind Chill Advisory  Statement as of 3:13 am EST on February 14, 2016


... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this
morning...

* locations... central and southern Penobscot County... interior
Hancock County... central and coastal Washington County.

* Hazard types... bitterly cold wind chills.

* Wind chill readings... as low as 26 below.

* Timing... late tonight into Sunday morning.

* Impacts... frostbite and hypothermia are possible if not
dressed appropriately while outdoors.

* Winds... northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures... 7 below to zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.






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Location: Essex St Hill, Bangor, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -6.0 °F Dew Point: -17 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -6 °F Graphs

Location: Little City, Bangor, ME

Updated: 4:51 AM EST

Temperature: -4.9 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Pushaw Lake, Orono, ME

Updated: 4:48 AM EST

Temperature: -5.3 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: West at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -16 °F Graphs

Location: Hudson Road, Glenburn, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -4.9 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Brewer, ME

Updated: 2:29 AM EST

Temperature: -3 °F Dew Point: -7 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: East at 6 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -15 °F Graphs

Location: Hermon Center, Hermon, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -4.2 °F Dew Point: -11 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -14 °F Graphs

Location: Snow's Corner, Orrington, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -4.9 °F Dew Point: -21 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NNW at 8.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -21 °F Graphs

Location: Harrison, Orono, ME

Updated: 4:03 AM EST

Temperature: -2.9 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -3 °F Graphs

Location: Orono, Orono, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -3.6 °F Dew Point: -20 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: North at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: Hampden, Hampden, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -6.5 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NNE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -16 °F Graphs

Location: Hampden River Valley, Hampden, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -5.6 °F Dew Point: -22 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NNW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -16 °F Graphs

Location: Wiswell Road, Holden, ME

Updated: 4:51 AM EST

Temperature: -6.3 °F Dew Point: -10 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -6 °F Graphs

Location: Gymnasium Roof, Old Town, ME

Updated: 4:42 AM EST

Temperature: -5.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -16 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Old Town, ME

Updated: 4:30 AM EST

Temperature: -3 °F Dew Point: -8 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at 3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -3 °F Graphs

Location: Dole Hill, Holden, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -7.0 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NNW at 15.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -28 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Dedham, Dedham, ME

Updated: 4:52 AM EST

Temperature: -6.7 °F Dew Point: -11 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NW at 8.9 mph Pressure: 28.31 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -23 °F Graphs

Location: N.Bucksport, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -6.0 °F Dew Point: -15 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -18 °F Graphs

Location: Cobb Hill, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -4.9 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Kennebec Road, Newburgh, ME

Updated: 4:51 AM EST

Temperature: -6.9 °F Dew Point: -10 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -7 °F Graphs

Location: Springy Pond, Otis, ME

Updated: 4:54 AM EST

Temperature: -3.5 °F Dew Point: -20 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: North at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -16 °F Graphs

Location: homestead, Dixmont, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -8.0 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -18 °F Graphs

Location: Stonyvale Farms, Exeter, ME

Updated: 4:53 AM EST

Temperature: -6.1 °F Dew Point: -15 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -22 °F Graphs

Location: Old County Road, Dixmont, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -7.6 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -8 °F Graphs

Location: Old County Rd, Etna, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -6.7 °F Dew Point: -24 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: North at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -19 °F Graphs

Location: Mosquito Mountain, Frankfort, ME

Updated: 4:53 AM EST

Temperature: -5.4 °F Dew Point: -10 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -21 °F Graphs

Location: Argyle Twp, Argyle, ME

Updated: 4:52 AM EST

Temperature: -4.2 °F Dew Point: -8 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

Location: Branch Lake - Valcik PWS, Ellsworth, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -8.0 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -8 °F Graphs

Location: Hopkins Road, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -7.1 °F Dew Point: -23 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -7 °F Graphs

Location: Garland, ME

Updated: 4:55 AM EST

Temperature: -7.6 °F Dew Point: -15 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: WNW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -22 °F Graphs

Location: Town of Orland field next to Toddy Pond, Orland, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -5.4 °F Dew Point: -18 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -5 °F Graphs

Location: Halfcrazy's Weather station, Corinna, ME

Updated: 4:49 AM EST

Temperature: -10.5 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NW at 13.5 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -32 °F Graphs

Location: Castine Rd, Orland, Orland, ME

Updated: 4:56 AM EST

Temperature: -3.5 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: WNW at 10.5 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -21 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 4:37 AM EST

Temperature: -6 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NW at 10 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -23 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Caribou ME 
348 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 


Synopsis... 
the coldest air of the winter will move over the region today. 
High pressure will slowly build across the region into Monday. 
Low pressure will track west of the region Tuesday. 
&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
snow showers will end in the next few hours as the upper level low 
moves east and high pressure builds. Northwest winds will 
continue all day with highs below zero in a large part of 
Aroostook County. Elsewhere...highs will be in the low single 
digits. The wind chill warning will likely need to be converted to 
an advisory through Sunday evening for northern zones. The 
existing Wind Chill Advisory for the southern part of the forecast 
area will likely expire later this morning...but wind chills will 
remain in the minus 10 to minus 20f range. The high builds over 
night...but winds seem unlikely to become calm and allow full 
decoupling. However...the air is cold enough to produce minus 10 
to minus 15f readings over most of the area. The Allagash will see 
readings closer to minus 20 and the coast will be in the zero to 
minus 5 range. 
&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
surface ridge axis will be over area by 12z Monday. Winds will be backing from 
the west to the south drg the course of the day, allowing for warmer 
temperatures to be drawn back into the area. High will aprch the l/M teens 
across the north to m20s along the coast for afternoon maxes. 500 mb ridge will 
be keeping weather at Bay throughout the day as next system is coming 
onshore in western British Columbia at this time. 


Isentropic upglide on the 285k layer per both the NAM and GFS does not 
really get going across southern and western sections of County Warning Area until 00z Tuesday. All medium 
range guidance is holding off on quantitative precipitation forecast until closer to 06z Tuesday and 
with overrunning setup will allow for chance probability of precipitation just beginning to 
encroach on County Warning Area by 00z. 


Warm air advection advection will kick in Monday night with temperatures rising through the night. 
Mins for Tuesday morning will likely be right around 00z before h9 winds 
strengthen to between 25 and 30kts. After 06z Tuesday expect widespread quantitative precipitation forecast 
to be ongoing over County Warning Area as low level jet kicks in. Significant amnts of warm air 
being drawn in from the Atlantic will result in quick transition from 
liquid to frozen precipitation through the day. 


Latest 00z medium range guidance, with the exception of the NAM, tracks 
surface low to our west on Tuesday with European model (ecmwf) being the slowest. 
Majority of GFS ensemble members are now trending west with track of 
low. Expect all zones to start off as snow by 06z with rain 
beginning to mix in along the coast before 12z. Brief period of -fzra across 
central sections around 12z then progressing north from there before becoming all 
rain after 18z. This solution is a compromise between 00z GFS, which tracks 
the low to our west, and 00z NAM, which bisects County Warning Area. 


Expect that if NAM also tracks west that the transition will be much 
quicker with very little snowfall at the start. As it stands now just 
minimal snow accums along the coast with around 4-6 inches across northern 
zones over a 24-hour period. 


Maxes on Tuesday will top out around 40f in the north to around 50f along the 
coast. This looks as though it will fall about 5 degrees short of a 
record for Tuesday. 


Precipitation winds down between 06z and 12z Wednesday as low rapidly pulls off to 
the northeast. Expect just a brief period of snow showers at the end 
of the event with only minor accumulations expected in wrap- 
around. 
&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
upper level trough will skirt through by 00z Friday with potential for chance 
snow showers continuing for the early part of the long term. 500 mb 
ridge will bring quiet weather to the County Warning Area starting Friday morning before next 
storm winds up back to the west early in the weekend. Event for 
Saturday looks similar with warm advection possibly resulting in 
mixed precipitation drg the day then switching back to snow overnight. 
&& 


Aviation /08z Sunday through Thursday/... 
near term: VFR conditions are expected at all terminals through 
Sunday night with high confidence. 


Short term: VFR expected at the beginning of the short term under 
high pressure. MVFR restrictions will approach southern terminals 
by 03z Tuesday and after 06z across the north. Expect a period of IFR 
in snow and mixed precipitation between 06z and 12z in bhb and bgr and all 
snow over northern terminals. By 15z Tuesday southern terminals will 
likely be all rain with northern terminals transitioning over to 
mixed precipitation and eventually rain. IFR will continue through Wednesday 
morning before becoming MVFR and occasionally VFR. 
&& 


Marine... 
near term: may have to end the gale later in the morning as winds 
are a bit lighter than expected. However...with the strength of 
the cold air mass moving over the relatively warm waters...will 
want to see the trends over the next six hours. The heavy freezing 
spray headline looks good at this point with an end time at 10am. 
Freezing spray will continue and will likely transition to a 
freezing spray advisory. 


Short term: Small Craft Advisory conditions expected Monday evening with strong southerly 
winds ahead of approaching system. Gale force winds likely late 
Monday night into Tuesday with Small Craft Advisory for seas through the end of the period. 
&& 


Car watches/warnings/advisories... 
ME...wind chill warning until 10 am EST this morning for mez001>006- 
010-031. 
Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for mez011- 
015>017-029-030-032. 
Marine...heavy freezing spray warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for 
anz050>052. 
Gale Warning until 4 PM EST this afternoon for anz050>052. 
&& 
$$ 


Near term...mcw 
short term...Farrar 
long term...Farrar 
aviation...mcw/Farrar 
marine...mcw/Farrar 



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