Maine Projection: Power failures, flooding possible with strong Christmas Day storm – pressherald.com

24December 2020

You can dream of a white Christmas if you please, however the next chance of that won’t be till 2021. This is a Grinchy projection through and through.

NEWS CENTER Maine High wind cautions have actually been released for Maine’s entire shoreline. These will last from early Friday morning into the early night hours,

since that is when the greatest gusts are expected. NEWS CENTER Maine No huge modifications here.

Greatest gusts, likely in the 50-65 mph range, will be at the shoreline. I

‘m thinking Augusta and Lewiston will still most likely get some gusts over 50 mph. NEWS CENTER Maine Another storm with strong southerly gusts. Merry Christmas to us, am I right? Power interruptions are looking increasingly likely. Scattered to extensive blackouts remain in the cards for Christmas Day

. I hate to be the local Scrooge, but it

may be a good concept to take down the vacation designs now before the breeze gets. NEWS CENTER Maine Things will be a little more active tonight, but the centerpiece holds back up until Friday morning. Already, heavy rain and strong wind gusts will be working in from west to east. It’s possible that there might even be a rumble of thunder or more in the early afternoon. The gusts will taper Friday night as drier air relocations in, with calming conditions anticipated into Saturday. It does look a lot colder on Saturday, though!

NEWS CENTER Maine Flood watches are likewise in effect for a lot of Maine, due to the snow pack and rains forecasts.< img loading="lazy"class="size-large wp-image-5789828 "src= "https://portlandmaineinsnearme.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/maine-forecast-power-outages-flooding-possible-with-strong-christmas-day-storm-pressherald-com-5.png"alt= ""width ="1024 "height= "576"srcset="

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NEWS CENTER Maine The majority of will see rain

quantities between 1.5 ″ and 2.5 ″. In the mountains, especially on the south dealing with slopes, overalls will end up over 3 ″. Combine that with the melting snow and rivers will wind up quite swollen. National Weather Condition Service, NOAA The National Weather condition Service is citing the potential for some small flooding along the Kennebec River, particularly near Hallowell. Nuisance urban flooding is likewise an element if any storm drains get blocked. The majority of the snow pack is going to be gone by Friday

afternoon. NEWS CENTER Maine One last intriguing note here: the record high in Portland is 62 °, which happened on Christmas Day in 2015. I do not think we will break that, but I’m anticipating it to be quite moderate Friday. Too bad for the skiers and snowmobilers …

I’ll be out and about with more storm protection through the day on Christmas. If you wish to see it, follow me on Twitter, @MikeSliferWX.


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