Aside from the forecasters (ahem) over at Accuweather.com, no one really wants to make a snowfall prediction quite yet, but here's a round up of what the local weather folks are saying:
The storm is expected to bring heavy snow to parts of Maine, and generate seas more than 20 feet high. Coast Guard units in New England are warning off-shore mariners about the seas, and the anticipated 50-knot winds.WMTW(ABC)-
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch. Meteorologist Art Lester isn't yet making any predictions of snowfall tallies. But he says 12 inches or more "is not out of the question."
So far, Maine's largest city has recorded a meager 15.7 inches of snow this winter. This storm could bring that much in one dump.The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch. Meteorologist Art Lester isn't yet making any predictions of snowfall tallies, but he said other reports of 12 inches or more are "not out of the question."
Foster's Daily Democrat-
Blizzard-like conditions are expected for Wednesday's storm, with wind gusts of around 20 miles per hour throughout the day.
We don't have a CBS affiliate in Maine, so I can't share their insights with you.
National Weather Services are saying this:
...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW
STORM POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY...
.GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL TAP A
FRESH POOL OF VERY COLD AIR TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO THE
SINGLE NUMBERS NEAR THE COAST AND WELL BELOW ZERO IN THE
MOUNTAINS. THIS COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND
CHILLS OVER NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE TONIGHT AND EARLY
TUESDAY. ANYONE VENTURING OUT OF DOORS DURING THIS TIME SHOULD
TAKE CARE TO COVER EXPOSED SKIN.
IN ADDITION...A MAJOR STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION
TUESDAY NIGHT...THEN TRACK NORTHEAST ALONG THE COAST WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A CHANGE IN THE EXPECTED TRACK COULD AFFECT
THE SNOWFALL TOTALS AND WHETHER COASTAL AREAS WILL GET A MIX OF
SLEET OR EVEN RAIN. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR A HEAVY SNOWFALL ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA.
Isn't this fun?