Central Maine Snowfall Totals Map Released Ahead of Wednesday Storm
I didn't want to open this article by talking about my upcoming (like NEXT week!) Caribbean vacation, but I can't help at be a little grateful that I'll be leaving the cold and barren wasteland of Maine for a much warmer and tropical climate.
Okay, Maine isn't a barren wasteland, but somedays and can certainly feel as such. You know, those days where it's bitter cold outside, the snow is blowing down your jacket collar and it's dark at noontime?
Yeah, those are all things we an Mainers have come to love/hate about life in the Pine Tree State. And, at least for MOST Mainers, it looks like the first snow of the season is right around the bend.
According to WGME News 13, a massive storm that has been trekking its way across the country will be arriving in Maine late Tuesday/ early Wednesday. WGME Meteorologist, Christian Bridges, says that much of Maine will see accumulating snow as a result. It looks like temps are just barely going to be where they need to in order to allow the snow to accumulate.
Bridges says in part that clouds will be increasing through the day on Tuesday as the large storm begins to move in. And, keep in mind, just because the storm is 'large' (thousands of miles wide) doesn't mean the accumulations will be huge.
Bridges says that as snowfall begins on Wednesday, the Maine Coastline is likely to switch to all rain early on (as usual).However, inland communities, especially Western Maine, are likely to pick up a plowable amount.
Totals inland will range from around 2-4" in Central Maine, to two thirds of a foot out towards the mountains.
Bridges said snow is likely to fall for most of the day on Wednesday. He also said that the storm could still shift before Wednesday morning arrives. This would make for minor adjustments to the current forecast. If that happens, we'll keep you updated!
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