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NWS Caribou sharing an advisory for 3-5” of snow overnight for coastal communities. Please be safe.

Coastal Hancock-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
and Castine...
253 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Hancock County.

* WHEN...Midnight to 10 AM Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for Maine can be obtained by going to
newengland511.org.

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Interior Hancock-
Central Washington-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor,
Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook,
Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, ...
Princeton, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield
306 PM EST Sat Feb 10 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. The ice will result in
difficult travel conditions. Total wet snow accumulations of
up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
inch are expected.

* WHERE...Central Penobscot, Southern Penobscot, Interior
Hancock, Central Washington, Southern Piscataquis and Northern
Washington County.

* WHEN...Midnight to noon Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for Maine can be obtained by
going to newengland511.org.

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Wintry mix of snow, rain, and freezing rain through the weekend. Here’s the update from NWS Caribou:

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US National Weather Service Caribou ME

Here's the latest expected snow totals for today through tomorrow night:

Snow will change to rain this morning along the coast and the rain will spread northwar...d to Bangor later this morning.

Over an inch of rain is possible along the coast by Sunday morning.

Freezing rain is a concern later tonight into Sunday night. Look for more detail in upcoming posts or see our website at www.weather.gov/car

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Updated coastal ice accumulation, total snowfall, and storm end-time graphics from our NWS Caribou partners. Please stay safe.

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Rain, ice, and snow now forecasted to begin mid-morning Wednesday, up to 8” accumulation. Please be safe in all you do. Thank you; please share and check back for updates:

Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield...
350 PM EST Tue Feb 6 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM
EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. The snow and ice will
result in difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, and ice
accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington County.

* WHEN...10 AM Wednesday to 1 AM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for Maine can be obtained by
going to newengland511.org.

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Here’s a synopsis of the snowstorm expected to arrive Wednesday, from our NWS Caribou partners. Please plan and prepare accordingly, and please check back for updates:

Overview: A quick-moving low pressure system will bring snowfall to northern and eastern Maine Wednesday and Wednesday night. Snow will move in from west to east Wednesday morning to the midday hours, with most intense snowfall likely in the later afternoon and evening hours. On the current forecast track of t...he low pressure center, rain and above freezing temperatures are possible for coastal Downeast Wednesday evening, cutting down their snow totals, but the rain/snow line will be *highly* dependent on the track of the low.

Confidence: Moderate confidence for timing and snow amounts, except lower confidence for snow totals for Downeast Maine.

Impacts: Heavy snow, including rates possibly reaching or exceeding an inch per hour at times, will make for hazardous travel later Wednesday afternoon into the evening. The higher snow rates may begin by the afternoon commute, but timing isn't certain yet. Hazardous offshore conditions likely as well, with wind gusts approaching gale force and seas over 6 feet.

Snow: A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 11am Wednesday to 4am Thursday for all of northern/eastern Maine, except coastal Washington & Hancock Counties and northern Aroostook County. In the Watch area, widespread 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Northern Aroostook County should see 4 to 8 inches of snow, and coastal Downeast seeing generally 2 to 6 inches, with the lesser amounts toward the coast. Again, snow totals for Downeast will be highly dependent on the exact track of the low and the rain/snow line. See attachments for current snowfall forecast and the Watch boundaries.

Marine: Strong E-SE'ly winds ahead of the low on Wednesday (gusts approaching gale force) and strong offshore winds behind the low Wednesday night into Thursday will create conditions hazardous to small craft. Seas will peak in the 6 to 9 foot range Wednesday night.

Wind: No widespread issues with winds currently expected. Gusty N-NW'ly winds Wednesday night into Thursday could cause some localized concerns with blowing and drifting snow, mainly in 'usual suspect' areas.

Ice: No icing expected.

Coastal Flooding: No coastal flooding issues expected

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Icy roads this morning; please allow extra time for a safe commute. Thank you.

Hancock County RCC

Route 9 is very icy this morning, especially in the Amherst area. State Police are dealing with a vehicle off the road and may have to close Route 9 due to the... conditions. Use caution today in your travels. Even though it's raining and the air temps are above freezing, expect black ice.

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Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-
Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook,
Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
610 PM EST Sun Feb 4 2018

...

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Coastal DownEast Maine and
Interior DownEast Maine, including the following areas, in
Coastal DownEast Maine, Coastal Hancock and Coastal
Washington. In Interior DownEast Maine, Central Washington and
Interior Hancock.

* From midnight EST tonight through Monday afternoon.

* Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches tonight with local amounts of up to 3
inches will combine with snow melt tonight into Monday to
potentially cause local flooding.

* Ponding of water on roads, flooded culverts, and local flooding
in low spots are all 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.

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Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
329 AM EST Sun Feb 4 2018

...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EST
TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to midnight EST
tonight.

* WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...this afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
913 AM EST Fri Feb 2 2018

...

Snow and falling temperatures will create icy surfaces and
hazardous travel conditions today. One to three inches will fall
before snow ends early this afternoon. Temperatures will fall
throughout the day to the teens by late afternoon.

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Rain, then snow for coastal communities until noon; interior Hancock County (Airline) may see 2-4 inches of snow Friday morning. Please allow extra time for a safe commute:

Here’s the latest advisory from our partners at NWS Caribou:

“Snow is expected to overspread the region early this morning. ...
Across down east areas, precipitation will begin in the form of
rain, but change to all snow shortly after daybreak as colder air
begins to move in behind a cold front.

The snow is expected to continue into the morning hours before
tapering off by noon time. High temperatures will occur early
this morning and then fall throughout the day today on gusty
northwest winds. The gusty northwest winds will result in
areas of blowing snow later today.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter hazardous travel
conditions later this morning do to the combination of snow and
falling temperatures.”

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Here’s the winter weather synopsis for the coming weekend from our NWS Caribou partners. Please plan and prepare accordingly, remaining safe in all you do:

US National Weather Service Caribou ME

...Significant storm may affect the region later Sunday into Monday...

Today will be a mainly cloudy day with a little light snow expected across central and do...wn east areas, but mainly dry across the far north. An arctic cold front will begin to cross the region late tonight into Friday morning with the chance for snow showers. Much colder air will be ushered in behind the front on Friday. Friday night will see widespread sub zero temperatures along with gusty northwest winds, resulting in bitter cold wind chills Friday night. Saturday is a mainly dry but very cold day.

The next chance for significant snowfall will be Sunday night into Monday when a low pressure system is expected to cross the region.

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Forecast extended to 10PM this evening for several additional inches of snowfall, coastal Hancock and central Washington Counties. Please be safe in all you do.

651 PM EST Tue Jan 30 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS...
EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Central Washington and Coastal Hancock County.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for Maine can be obtained
by going to newengland511.org.

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