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Winter storm bringing snow and strong wind to Knox County

4" to 8" likely with locally higher amounts
By Staff | Dec 03, 2019

A winter storm is moving through New England that is bringing snow, sleet, and some freezing rain to the region.

Local schools are closed in the Rockland area and many other events are being canceled. Check our cancellations under the red banner on our homepage for more information on that.

We have seen light sleet, freezing rain, and some snow Monday night that created an icy glaze across Knox County Tuesday morning. The heaviest precipitation will begin to move in leading up to sunrise and will continue through the morning and most of the afternoon when we will pick up the bulk of the accumulation from this storm. Total accumulations will range from 4 to 8 inches with higher amounts up to a foot of snow possible locally.

Wind will also be a factor with this storm, with sustained northeast winds between 20mph and 30mph with gusts to 40mph. This will result in blowing and drifting snow and may cause power outages when combined with periods of heavier snow and winter mix.

Highs on Tuesday will reach only the upper 20s, with wind chill values in the teens. We'll see the return of some sunshine Wednesday with lighter winds.

KNOX COUNTY - The Knox County Administrative Offices and Knox County Superior Court will all be closed Tuesday, Dec. 3. They will re-open Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m.

APPLETON - The December Appleton Historical Society meeting, originally set for Dec. 2, was postponed to Monday, Dec. 16 due to the weather.

CAMDEN - Joint Workshop with Lincolnville Select Board and regular Select Board Meeting are cancelled.

ROCKLAND - The Rockland District Court will be closed Dec. 3 and reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Rockland City Hall's Planning Board Meeting, originally scheduled for Dec. 3 at 5:15 p.m., is cancelled. The new Board meeting time will be Dec. 17, 5:15 p.m.

ST. GEORGE - The St. George Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed for Dec. 3.

THOMASTON - The Thomaston Town Office will open later in the day at noon, Dec. 3, weather permitting.

Weather information provided by VillageSoup Meteorologist Tyler Southard. You can watch his weather forecast here:

(Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
The winter weather makes for a bleak beginning to our Tuesday on Oliver Street in Rockland. The roads are slippery with an icy coating, but there has not been any serious accumulation of snow so far. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Snow falls at Coughlin Park in Rockland, creating a layer of ice on the roads and at the cul-da-sac on Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
What a difference an hour or two can make. Snow had begun to accumulate on Oliver Street by 8:30 a.m. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Snow has turned to frozen sleet by 9:30 a.m. The plow trucks are out but snow continues to accumulate on upper Rankin Street in Rockland. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Cars are covered in a sheet of ice on Tuesday morning in Rockland. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Most of the boats are ready for winter at Rockport Harbor. (Photo by: Gabriel Blodgett)
Andre the Seal looks out over the harbor during the snowstorm. (Photo by: Gabriel Blodgett)
A few intrepid children braved the winds and icy snow to take advantage of the first sledding opportunity of the year at Camden Harbor Park. (Photo by: Gabriel Blodgett)
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Comments (4)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 03, 2019 14:00

Well, I moved to Arizona to avoid snow but here I am with 3 inches of snow. Unusual for desert country! Sun is out and 45 degrees.. not complaining! Happy Holidays every one!

Mary "Mickey" (Brown)McKeever.... +:0) ......

Posted by: Ananur Forma | Dec 03, 2019 11:21

so glad my car is inside my garage. very grateful.

Posted by: Ron Pendleton | Dec 03, 2019 09:20

Sure glad I'm reading this in Florida.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Dec 03, 2019 06:58

Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow!  Remember,   Tailing is not permitted at this time of year when the roads are slippery.  Best to avoid a fender bender or worse and keep a good distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you so you have plenty of time to stop.  Safe Travels everyone!

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