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February Storm

Posted by wxgeek on February 21, 2009

Tomorrow’s winter storm will be different than Thursday’s storm for a few reasons:

1. It will be a stronger storm and will get more orgranized faster than the last storm. This means it will have time to deepen in pressure and heavier bands of precipitation will develop ahead of the cyclonic flow.

2. The wind will be stronger out of the east and bring in warmer air off the ocean. This means the rain snow line will likely shift farther northwest and not just the coast will get rain. As far northwest as Lewiston will see at least a mix and maybe even a brief period of rain for a time.

3. Snowfall totals will be significantly higher with this storm compared to the last one. Look for over a foot of snow in the mountains of western Maine and the foothills. The lakes region will also get hit very hard with heavy, wet snow. Power outages may be an issue.

4. The entire coast will likely see very little in the way of snowfall. It will be almost entirely a rain event except for some slushy snow early and some fluffly snow on the backside as the storm exits into the Canada.


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