NOAA: Maine's High Elevations Could See Over A FOOT Of NEW Snow By Thursday!

NOAA: Maine's High Elevations Could See Over A FOOT Of NEW Snow By Thursday!

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NOAA: Maine's High Elevations Could See Over A FOOT Of NEW Snow By Thursday!

Blowing snow at Sunday River yesterday | Photo: Sunday River

  • 1-3″ for Sunday River likely
  • Up to a foot for the highest elevations in Maine. 

A winter weather system is moving into Maine today and big snowfall is expected above 3,500 feet in western parts of the state.

Included in that is Old Speck Mountain, which as the crow flies is just 17 miles from Sunday River. This peak, which is approximately 4k feet tall, is forecasted to see upwards of 12″ by Friday morning.

Sunday River, whose elevation is significantly lower, should see somewhere near 4″ if Ullr is feeling giving. That said, expect nighttime temps to dip low enough for the snowmakers to get out there and get the job done.

NOAA Forecast [Old Speck Mountain – Elevation: 4,163′]:

NOAA Forecast [Sunday River – Elevation: 2,589′]:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE | National Weather Service Gray ME | 314 PM EDT Tue Oct 23 2018

First Accumulating Snow of the Season in Some Areas…

Low pressure over the the Great Lakes region will redevelop and intensify
in the Gulf of Maine tonight and then move northeast into the
maritimes Wednesday. This system will produce the first signficant
snowfall for some areas in the mountains and higher terrain….

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* WHERE…In New Hampshire, Northern Coos and Southern Coos
Counties. In Maine, Northern Oxford County.

* WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 11 AM EDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

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