Here’s Where in Maine Monday Power Outages Are Most Likely to Occur
Buckle up because today is sure to get wild with lots of wind, some localized coastal flooding and lots of rain. As a matter of fact, according to WGME, much of Maine will see between 1-3 inches of rain by the time this storm is over.
If you think about that in terms of snow, the usual conversion rate is for every inch of rain that would have been about a foot of snow. So I guess you could really choose your battles here. Would you rather have a soaking wet Christmas weekend or one that could have buried you under 1-3 feet of the white stuff?
WGME 13 is reporting that wind gusts around the state will begin surging during the Monday morning commute. What does this mean for you? Well, for starters, it's finna be wicked windy on your way to work. It also means you may not have power when you get home.
With highs near 60 and winds whipping across the region, it's not IF there will be power outages, it's WHEN. And probably soon is the answer to the latter. According to WGME, winds will be the strongest on the immediate coastline from Portland north to Rockland. That region can expect gusts to top 65 miles per freaking hour.
Further inland along the I95 corridor and through Central Maine, winds are expected to top 55 miles per hour. Couple all of that crazy wind with a saturating rain and thawed ground and it is the perfect recipe for falling trees- so be careful!
Track area outages along with restoration times right here.
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