Prolonged Light Snow On Track Today

Hello everyone!

Everything is lining up as forecast and a long duration light snow event is likely today. Snow looks to arrive around noon here in Maine, a little earlier along the coast, and a little later inland towards the mountains. Not much has changed since yesterday in terms of expected snowfall. I still think the coast has the best shot at hefty snowfall amounts. Keep in mind, snow will be able to accumulate quite efficiently despite snow never falling that heavily. The good news with the light snow is that it will be easily moved by your shovel. The bad news is that it will be equally easily moved by the strong winds today that will gust along the coast to near or over 30mph. As a result, expect blowing and drifting of the snow not only that is just falling, but also of the 6″+ of snowpack most coastal areas have left over from Friday’s storm. This is likely to cause visibility issues especially for the evening commute.

HRRR Model Showing Heavy Snow Remaining South But Light Snow Impacting Maine Today. Credit: Weatherbell
HRRR Model Showing Heavy Snow Remaining South But Light Snow Impacting Maine Today. Credit: Weatherbell

Here is the HRRR model just to give you an idea of how the storm plays out in general. Don’t take it word for word in terms of individual bands or timing down to 15 minutes but look at it to get the general idea of the heavy stuff remaining south and the light stuff sitting over us for a while.

Temps today will be in the 10’s and 20’s.

Snow winds down tomorrow afternoon though snow showers will continue through Thursday as various pieces of energy rotate around an upper trough to our west.

-Jack

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