There is no question that the region has seen bigger storms with more impacts than what Maine is likely to get with this one. Most folks will remember a blizzard for a variety of reasons. I see this one is likely to be no different. Whether it is the drifts, the wind, the loss of visibility of seeing the neighbors or objects in the yard from the heavy snow, or perhaps what you did or was unable to do on the day it came. I've always loved a good storm, and that is what is happening here.
In Friday's discussion I mentioned concerns about convection and weak low pressure on the eastern flank of the storm. This satellite image from around 4 AM Saturday shows the deep greens of convection. There is some serious cold being injected into this storm, and the warm air lifting into it is reacting to it.
Temperatures are going to drop through the course of the day as the northeast wind hauls down cold air from Eastern Quebec. If not for the volume of snow and the wind, the wind chill is the other story here. Most everywhere will be below zero as the storm amps up and stays that way into Sunday morning.
Forecast remains on track
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