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Weather Brief Mar 05, 2018

Midcoast Forecast - March 5, 2018

We saw more sunshine today but the breezy weather continues as the storm that rolled in late last week continues to linger just to our east. Tuesday will feature similar weather with partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy northeast winds ahead of a higher impact event shaping up for Wednesday and into Thursday.


A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Midcoast with a nor'easter set to bring heavy snow late Wednesday and through Thursday. A storm system will move through the Ohio River Valley Tuesday then redevelop and intensify off the Mid Atlantic coast Wednesday. This will begin to push in areas of light snow across the Midcoast by Wednesday afternoon with just a dusting to 2 inches likely during daylight hours. The storm system will push northeast and move through southern New England then into the Gulf of Maine late Wednesday and into Thursday which will increase wind and snowfall rates for the Midcoast. Snow should pile up fast late Wednesday night and through Thursday morning with some rain mix possible along the immediate coast. Snow will taper off Thursday night as the storm begins to unwind leaving some lingering flurries into Friday.


Snow totals overall should fall either side of 1 foot for most of the Midcoast with lesser amounts possible along the immediate coast where rain may mix at times. This will also be a heavy wet snow so isolated power outages cannot be ruled out when coupled with stronger winds.


A Gale Warning will likely continue through this period with seas remaining between 3' to 6' for Penobscot Bay and 6' to 12' into the northern Gulf of Maine.


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