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 […]

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible for parts of Maine Wednesday

Wednesday begins much like it has the past three days with areas of fog possible to start off which burns off in most areas by mid-morning. The humidity levels that have brought some parts a heat index over 90° will remain through the day. Cloud cover from a slow moving frontal boundary from the northwest […]

Unseasonable heat gives way to a cooler weekend

“Summer” continues through Wednesday A weak cold front approaches northern Maine on Tuesday, which may touch off a few widely scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. It appears that the boundary will stay north enough that western, eastern and southern areas escape with clouds only. The cloud cover will help keep temperatures down a few […]

Some parts of Maine may see 90° by Monday, fall temps arrive late week, Maria likely a miss

Summer’s last gasp For those who dread the heat and humidity, there is one more stretch of it on the way for the second half of the weekend through mid-week. Humidity begins to build in the afternoon on Saturday as a southwest flow develops aloft. Sunday and Monday are likely to be a bit on […]

A dry, warm start to fall this weekend, Maria’s possible tracks

Fall arrives with a breeze One more day of the breeze effects from Jose is on tap. The peak gusts come around the noon hour and then slowly diminish by nightfall. The surf will settle down also as Jose weakens and drifts south, but the seas of the Gulf of Maine are likely to contain […]

Maine weather outlook: Fall arrives this weekend feeling like summer

Fall becomes official Friday… but it will have to wait After a cool end to August, those that were disappointed will have their redemption this weekend. Humidity levels all in all won’t be oppressive, but will be noticeable by the second half of the weekend. There have been several people that spoke up on the […]