More snow for the shorelines Brunswick south
The southwest coast sees more snow than originally thought due to a subtle shift in track and cold air holding on. Looking at the fine print on the map, 25° in Harpswell and 36° and Phippsburg. A handful of miles is everything, and in this case, it made all the difference
Timing and totals
No changes on the timing of snow ending. This will be a done deal for western and southern areas by noon and clear northern areas by mid-afternoon. The arctic front driving the squall line through this evening is one of concern for travel. Gusty winds, whiteout conditions, and rapid snow accumulation of an inch or two could make driving hazardous. If you are out and about this evening and get caught in a squall, treat it like a tropical downpour. Pull off to the side of the road with your four-way hazard lights on and wait it out.
Snow totals have been adjusted for the southwest coast. The forecast for the rest of the state remains on track. This also includes accumulation for snow squall activity Wednesday evening,
Blowing snow and wind chill through Saturday
Once the arctic front passes through Wednesday night, Maine gets grazed by the deep cold affecting the northern plains. Wind chill advisory is in effect for the interior overnight into Thursday morning or longer, pending on conditions.
Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue for areas that have powder through the remainder of the week. A flying trash can alert may be necessary over western and southern areas Thursday as wind gusts may reach over 30 mph.
Stay warm, drive smart, and stay safe.
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