Storm Warning nixed, but be advised

Mar 13, 2014


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  • State offices will open at 10 a.m., March 13.
  • RSU 13 middle school merger meeting planned for tonight, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland District Middle School has been postponed to Wednesday, April 2.
  • March 13's Second Thursdays Program featuring Dominick Jones at The Apprenticeshop in Rockland has been postponed until further notice due to inclement weather.


The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Knox and Lincoln counties, in effect from 3:48 p.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday, March 12 to 13. The previously issued Winter Storm Warning was canceled; however, it is still in effect for Waldo County.

The late winter storm is bringing in a mix of snow, sleet and rain to the Advisory area. Rain is expected to continue into Wednesday evening, then gradually turn to sleet and freezing rain before changing to snow late at night, ending with light snow late Thursday morning or early afternoon. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible, along with up to a quarter-inch of ice.

This storm’s potential for mixed precipitation will make for hazardous driving conditions. The snow that falls will likely be wet and heavy; along with sleet and any freezing rain, this could make for power outages when combined with strong winds. Rapidly falling temperatures Wednesday night may allow for a flash freeze of any standing water.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should use caution and be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Winds will be out of the north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

The Warnings/Advisories tab of VillageSoup’s Weather link always carries current advisories for Midcoast Maine.


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