2" to 5" for Knox County

Thursday storm blankets Midcoast, prompts cancellations

Second storm coming this weekend
By Staff | Jan 15, 2020
Photo by: Christine Simmonds A City of Rockland snow plow clears up Willow Street Jan. 16. during the storm.

Another round of snow has arrived in the Midcoast today.

An area of low pressure moved in from the west and tracked through southern New England Wednesday night and will move through the Gulf of Maine on Thursday. The snowfall will continue through the day before coming to an end early Thursday night.

Snow totals will range between 2" to 5", lowest for coastal islands and peninsulas, with a swath of 4" to 8" possible north of our coastal counties and parts of Downeast Maine.

Winds will be fairly light Thursday morning, but pick up late in the day from north and northwest as a blast of cold air moves in. We'll see highs on Thursday in the upper 20's to low 30's with lows dropping into the single digits to near 0 by early Friday with wind chill values of -5 to -15. We'll see highs on Friday only reaching the low teens despite sunny skies with wind chill values holding near or below 0.

Another winter storm will follow for the weekend with snow beginning Saturday night and continuing into Sunday morning, mixing with rain at times along the coast. This storm has the potential of greater snow accumulation than our Thursday storm.

Closures and delays:

The Knox County Administrative Offices, Knox County Superior Court, and Rockland District Court will all be closed, today, Thursday Jan. 16, due to the storm. They will re-open on Friday Jan. 17, at 8 a.m.

 

Schools

CLOSED Ashwood Waldorf School: Closed

CLOSED Children's House Montessori School: Closed

CLOSED Cornerspring Montessori School: Closed

CLOSED Edna Drinkwater School: Closed

CLOSED Mid-Coast School Of Technology: Closed

CLOSED MSAD 3: Closed

CLOSED Pen Bay Christian School: Closed

CLOSED Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool: Closed

CLOSED RSU 13: Closed

CLOSED RSU 40: Closed

CLOSED School Union 69: Closed today due to storm

CLOSED St. George MSU: Closed

CLOSED University of Maine at Augusta - Rockland Center: Closed

Other

CLOSED Chestnut Street Baptist Church: Chestnut Street Baptist Church CLOSED - Thursday, Jan. 16

CLOSED Rockport Town Office: Due to the Weather the Rockport Town Offices closed at 12:30 p.m. today.

A car drives carefully down the road of Coughlin Park in Rockland on the morning of the Jan. 16 snowstorm. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Neither snow nor sleet stops letter carrier Casey Kruger on Willow Street in Rockland Jan. 16. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Downtown Rockland's Strand and Atlantic Baking Company in the snowstorm on Jan. 16. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Snow falls on upper Rankin Street in Rockland on Jan. 16. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Businesses on Main Street in Rockland are open, and people are out and about on Jan. 16. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
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