10 things you need to know about this snowstorm

7:51 PM, Dec 14, 2013   |    comments
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Here are 10 things you need to know about this storm:

  1. Many towns in Maine will receive at least a foot of snow
  2. The heaviest snow will fall between 3am and 8am Sunday morning
  3. Locally 10-18" of snow may fall in a band along and just north of the Maine Turnpike
  4. The rain/snow line (believe it or not) should come very close to the coast and perhaps penetrate a few miles inland, which could hold totals down, but only slightly
  5. Winds will pick up from the east between 25-35 mph, creating blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility even after the snow winds down
  6. Storms Warnings have been posted for mariners; it is advised that you stay in safe harbor for the duration of the storm
  7. Coastal flooding is possible around Sunday morning's high tide; specifically for coastal York County, where Coastal Flood Warnings are posted
  8. Because it has been so cold, road crews will not be using salt on roadways, since salt isn't effective in melting snow and ice when it's this cold
  9. The snow will wind down by midday over southern Maine and through the afternoon through eastern and northern areas
  10. Frigid temperatures follow the storm with many locations, including the coast, dropping to zero or below Monday night.

Get the complete forecast here.

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