Monthly Archives: October 2017

October gale to bring strong wind, coastal impacts, and flood potential to Maine

This is a complex storm. Three different elements are coming together. A northern jet, a southern jet, and Tropical Storm Phillipe. The result appears to be tropical storm to hurricane force wind gusts, heavy rain, and coastal implications for Maine Sunday night into Monday. The Surface Wind  As I have discussed on the Pine Tree […]

Heavy rain, strong wind, power outages to impact Maine

A look at the region as of 7:55 AM Wednesday shows winds increasing as the front approaches the state. The front is jamming up against high pressure anchored over the Atlantic. The result is a squeeze play that will bring heavy rain along with gusty winds over the region through Thursday. Reports to Central Maine […]

A stormy mid-week brings welcome rain to Maine

The players are on the board Water vapor imagery looking over the North American continent shows all the key players in the weather through the weekend. The connection between the long wave frontal boundary and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico (the hose) is intact. High pressure to the east is helping to keep that […]

Wildfire danger lurks until much needed rain arrives midweek

Drought conditions persist   There is no question that this has been a long, dry summer for the state. The west to east zonal pattern more common in spring and fall has dominated Maine’s weather pattern for months. I have noticed my artesian well pressure has started to slowly drop recently. Folks have voiced their […]

Saturday is the best weather day for leaf peeping around Maine

Time to enjoy the colors of fall Foliage is near peak or at peak for much of the state. While the warm fall has affected the quality of the leaf color somewhat, the recent morning chill has helped expedite the process. Given the fact there is wind in the weather forecast to start the work […]