Odds & Ends of news
We're into spring now so that means flood potential. For the western half of Maine, the flood threat discussion posted by the Gray weather office indicated a below normal threat for York County and normal for the rest of the region. For the eastern half of the state, the flood threat discussion posted by the Caribou weather office shows a slightly above normal threat for the Allagash region and normal through the DownEast coast. If you live near a flood prone area or commute in areas that are flood prone, it's important to stay up to date with any bulletins in regards to flooding from the National Weather Service.
I am concerned for the fire threat for southwestern areas along with the shoreline towns up and down the coast as the snowpack continues to reduce. Foliage will be slow to come in. Dry grass with a little wind is easy fuel for fire danger. While it is enticing to clean the yard and burn off limbs and leaves, please check with your local fire department or forest ranger for guidance prior to lighting it off. Please dispose of smoking materials responsibly.
NEW FORECAST ZONE: Interior Cumberland Highlands for those that live in the Sebago, Naples, Casco, Harrison and Bridgton areas has been created by the Gray weather office and went live at noon on March 3rd. This region now has its own specific forecast, watch, warning and fire weather zone. For those that live in that region, this is long overdue, and will provide better accuracy for that region into the future.
Stalled front to cause a snowy mess