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Current Conditions

  • 46°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NNE 17 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 2.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 30.17 in. -
  • Heat Index: 39

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Bangor, Maine

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

Flood Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Friday morning...
  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 54F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:32 PM EDT on October 22, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Maine... north central Maine and
southeast Maine... including the following areas... central and
southern Penobscot... central and southern
Piscataquis... Washington and Hancock.

* From Thursday morning through Friday morning

* a total of 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected to fall across the
watch area over the next couple of days. This could result in
possible small stream flooding. Minor flooding of poor drainage
or low- lying areas is also possible.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Hastings




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Location: Essex St Hill, Bangor, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Libbey Lane, Glenburn, ME

Updated: 7:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Hermon Center, Hermon, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Dole Hill, Holden, ME

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ENE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS SUNKHAZE MEADOWS ME US, Milford, ME

Updated: 6:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: N.Bucksport, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Cobb Hill, Bucksport, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Springy Pond, Otis, ME

Updated: 7:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NE at 10.4 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Goshen Rd, Winterport, ME

Updated: 7:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: 237Wink, Ellsworth, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Mosquito Mountain, Frankfort, ME

Updated: 7:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 6.8 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Hopkins Road, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 7:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Garland, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ENE at 15.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: NEPP Dixmont, ME, Dixmont, ME

Updated: 6:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Halfcrazy's Weather station, Corinna, ME

Updated: 7:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 15.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Stockton Springs, ME, Stockton Springs, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: - Wind: North at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Plymouth ME US, Plymouth, ME

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 45 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ENE at 10 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Downtown Newport, Newport, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Third Hill, Stockton Springs, ME

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: NRE Sales, St Albans, ME

Updated: 7:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 9.8 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Caribou ME 
616 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure from the Middle Atlantic States will intensify as it 
slowly moves northeast toward Nova Scotia through Friday. This 
system will bring rain...heavy at times across especially central 
and downeast portions of the region. This low will move into the 
open Atlantic on Saturday only to be replaced by another low 
crossing the region from central Canada on Sunday. 
&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
6 PM update...made some subtle changes to precipitation coverage. 
Also, raised temperatures and lowered dew points a bit over the north 
early tonight where the air is still dry. Otherwise, no major 
changes this hour. 


Main concerns for tonight and Thursday continue to be heavy rain 
potential along with gusty winds. 


A 1004 mb low currently lies just off the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coast. This 
system will slowly northward tonight and Thursday, gradually 
deepening as it does so. Bands of rain spinning around this low 
will continue to lift into Maine through the period; one is 
currently draped over downeast Maine this afternoon. However, with 
high pressure remaining wedged just to our north, the precipitation 
will have a hard time making northward progress. However, even 
northern Maine will get into the act by later tonight, with some wet 
snow possibly mixing in over the higher elevations in the far 
northwest. Widespread steady rain will be the rule for the region 
for the day Thursday. The heaviest rainfall will remain across 
central and especially southern portions of our area. In particular, 
an area of heavy rain looks to set up across southern Maine early 
Thursday in association with a moisture plume and deformation band. 
This band will lift northward through the day, focusing in on the 
favored east-facing upslope regions of central and downeast Maine. 
Therefore, the Flood Watch remains in effect for these locations 
tomorrow through Friday. See the hydrology section below for more 
information. 


The other concern for the near term period is gusty winds. A 50-55kt 
jet will set up over coastal Maine at 925 mb later today and remain 
into Thursday morning before eventually lifting out Thursday 
afternoon. Some of this jet could well mix down to the surface, 
especially in any heavier rain bands, resulting in gusts of 40-45 
miles per hour. Have therefore allowed the Wind Advisory to remain for coastal 
Hancock and Washington counties for tonight and Thursday morning. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
models are in better agreement with slowly lifting the deformation 
rn band from downeast through all of northern portions of the forecast area Thursday night through 
Friday...subsequently we went with higher 6 hrly rainfall totals with 
the band traversing across the north...particularly on Friday. This 
resulted in a net increase of a half inch of storm total rainfall over 
this portion of the forecast area compared to ystdy's afternoon update. For now...we 
did not go quite as heavy as tdy's 12z opnl GFS model implies... 
which appears overzealous when comparing to 09z sref...12z GFS esm 
and wpc forecasts...so we split the difference between these two 
model camps. Otherwise...rn will taper to showers from S to north 
across the forecast area Friday afternoon into Friday night. Sat will remain unsettled as 
what's left of the low level moisture field with the western periphery of 
the departing upper low affects the region. Temperatures will be near average 
for dytm highs and above average for night lows as would be expeceted with a 
maritime reduced diurnal/nocturnal temperature range regime. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
with little or no break between systems...another strong shortwave from 
central can will take over where the middle Atlantic upper low leaves off 
Sat night. Unlike this current system...this new system from central 
can will not have as much Atlantic moisture to work with...so 6 hrly 
qpfs will be lighter Sat night through Sun night...the tm the developing 
upper low will take to cross our forecast area. Highest probability of precipitation...in the likely 
range are weighted across the north Sat night into Sun morning. This system 
will also import colder air aloft over the region especially Sun night and 
Erly Monday morning when the upper low is departing...meaning rn showers 
could mix with or change to wet snow showers msly over northern higher terrain lctns 
at this tm before completely ending by Monday afternoon. Both hi temperatures and 
low temperatures will be a little cooler sun through Monday. 


Conditions should begin improving Monday afternoon...with clearing skies Monday 
night. Under partly to msly sunny skies...hi temperatures should be warmer on 
Tuesday. Aftwrds...the 12z opnl GFS and European model (ecmwf) models dvrgng with their 
solutions regarding the tmg of the next shortwave and associated frontal 
system approaching from the Great Lakes during the middle week...with the 
European model (ecmwf) being about 12 to 24 hours slower. Consensus model blend probability of precipitation 
suggest chance shower probability of precipitation for Wednesday...but confidence is not hi regarding 
this tmg. Lows temperatures Tuesday night and hi temperatures Wednesday should be mild...but 
not looking as warm as it did for these days as compared to ystdy's 
guidance at this time. 


&& 


Aviation /22z Wednesday through Monday/... 
near term: VFR/MVFR conditions will gradually worsen through the 
overnight hours as widespread rain moves into the region. However, 
the southern terminals of kbgr and kbhb have the best chances of 
dropping to IFR conditions, mainly late tonight through Thursday 
morning. Gusty winds will also be a concern at these two 
locations, with gusts of 25-30 knots possible. 


Short to long term: IFR clg and rn/shower conditions expeceted across 
the region Friday...improving to MVFR over downeast sites Friday night and 
then all sites on Sat. MVFR conditions continue on sun...with possible 
IFR over northern taf sites Sun night. Conditions improve on Monday to VFR 
downeast sites and MVFR northern taf sites. 


&& 


Marine... 
near term: the Gale Warning remains in effect for all of our 
waters through Thursday. Winds have already been gusting well into 
the 40-45 knots range. Seas are generally have been 11 to 13 ft, with 
some swells reaching nearly 14 feet. These conditions will continue 
overnight and Thursday as low pressure approaches from the 
southwest. 


Coastal flooding does not appear to be an issue due to the 
primary wave direction. Also, the high tides are not the highest 
of the lunar month. A call to both Hancock and Washington 
counties revealed no overwash problems at this time. In addition, 
our local wave runup model does not indicate that there will be 
any splash over. However, later shifts will have to keep a close 
eye on wind and wave conditions through the night. 


Short to long term: the glw that begins Erly in the short term 
will need to be replaced by a transitional Small Craft Advisory for winds and especially 
waves...especially for outer waters Thursday night into Friday...with all waters 
below Small Craft Advisory criteria by Friday night. Winds and waves will remain below or near 
marginal Small Craft Advisory conditions Sat through Monday. 


&& 


Hydrology... 
as mentioned above, a Flood Watch remains in effect for Thursday 
through Friday. Although rainfall totals are expected to be 3 to 5 
inches across central and downeast Maine, this will be a multi-day 
accumulation. Mainstem rivers are currently near normal flows, and 
all of the the nerfc's ensemble guidance keeps these waterways 
below flood stage through the event. However, small streams could 
very well reach bankfull. Also, areas of poor drainage could 
experience minor flooding, especially since storm drains will 
likely be clogged by leaves and other debris. Therefore, the Flood 
Watch has been continued for Hancock, Washington, and central and 
southern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. 


&& 


Car watches/warnings/advisories... 
ME...Flood Watch from Thursday morning through Friday morning for 
mez010-011-015>017-029>032. 
Wind Advisory until noon EDT Thursday for mez029-030. 
Marine...Gale Warning until 8 PM EDT Thursday for anz050>052. 


&& 


$$ 
Near term...Hastings/Bloomer 
short term...vjn 
long term...vjn 
aviation...Hastings/vjn 
marine...Hastings/vjn 
hydrology...Hastings 



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