A bit of personal news before the update. Those of you who have followed closely for the past few months have been aware of all the changes that have gone on with the unexpected losses of my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, most recently the loss of my wife's aunt in September, my father-in-law's health, and our relocation from Poland to Kennebunk. There has been a lot that has gone on in two years. We're blessed that while there has been a lot of tragedy and change, much good has come out of it. We're in the process of moving my father-in-law to Kennebunk to be with us permanently, which is a total gift from God. If all goes well, he will be with us just before Thanksgiving. Amen to that.
I am going to take advantage of the quieter pattern this week to focus on family along with working on some projects, and getting some rest before the pattern amps up again. This cold weather isn't leaving us. With that cold will come chances for snow events. I'll keep my eye on this and provide updates as the week unfolds.
A bit of snow here and there through the week
We're back into the west to east zonal flow pattern as it appears over the next week. A couple of weak disturbances Sunday night into Monday and Wednesday may bring a dusting to an inch or two of snow in the ski hills. Wednesday would be a bit of a concern since it is the traditional travel day and it could be a bit dicey in areas, but completely manageable with proper driving techniques. High pressure works in for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday.
High temperatures are expected to range in the 20s & 30s through Wednesday, then dip to the teens & 20s for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Low temperatures will range from the single digits to teens in the north and teens to low 20s south.
Stay tuned for changes, but confidence is good that we won't have any storms causing any major disruptions until possibly late next weekend.
Faith is moving mountains...
Every Saturday morning I get caught up on the bookkeeping to see where I am at. I am about 80% covered for year as it stands right now, which is amazing. You folks have stepped up, which really means a great deal to me. I've known that I have been working on something special for quite awhile now. The towns listed above have at least one donor. Some have two or three. The support from out of state is the real eye catcher. I get overwhelmed when I read the notes that are mailed with checks to my home. I am truly honored and blessed by your faith and belief in me. I love doing this for you folks. So long as I am funded, I will keep doing it.
The final 20% of fundraising is always the most difficult. If you have not as of yet, I ask that you please consider it during this season of giving. You can message me through the Pine Tree Weather Facebook page or tweet me so I can give you my mailing address. You can also set up for a monthly donation on my Patreon page if that works for you.
For the latest official forecasts, bulletins and advisories, please check in with the National Weather Service in Gray for western and southern areas, or Caribou for northern and eastern parts of Maine.
Always stay weather aware, and thank you for your support... it is truly an honor.
Eight year forecaster.