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2" to 5" likely for Knox County

Winter storm brings fresh blanket of snow Thursday

Arctic winds follow closely
By Staff | Feb 12, 2020
Photo by: Christine Simmonds The shores by Rockport Harbor are covered in light snow from the storm Feb. 13.

The area of high pressure that brought sunny weather Wednesday will move east overnight as low pressure tracks in from the west.

This will bring widespread snowfall Thursday starting before sunrise and ending during the mid afternoon and evening as the low passes east through the Gulf of Maine.

Accumulations will likely range between 2" to 5" to sticky wet snow with the bulk of the accumulation during the morning. Winds through Thursday will be light with no major power outage concerns or blowing and drifting snow.

As the storm clears east overnight, an arctic cold front will sweep in from the west ushering in bitter cold air for Friday and into the start of the weekend.

Morning lows Friday will drop into the single digits with wind chill values of -5° to -10° and highs only in the teens despite mostly sunny skies as cold air moves in along brisk northwest winds.

Temperatures will continue to drop Friday night reaching -5° to -10° with wind chill values of -10° to -20°. Temperatures will begin to rebound Saturday with highs in the low to mid 20s and continue to climb into Sunday with highs reaching above freezing in the mid 30s.

The statue of Andre in Rockport's Marine Park was surounded by snow after the storm Feb. 13. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Birds take off over the Rockland Breakwater after the snow stops Feb. 13. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
It was perfect snow for a snowman in Rockland Feb. 13. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
The view from Rockport Harbor after the snow stopped Feb. 13. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
An evergreen tree in Rockport's Marine Park has little snow from the storm Feb. 13. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Just after the snow stops Feb. 13, it starts to melt from the branches of an evergreen tree in Rockport. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 13, 2020 12:28

YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!    I am a Main'a all the way.   Bring it on!!!!!  It's so beautiful and refreshing.

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