Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Casey Stevens is advising all Lincoln County residents to stay off the roads until winds die down, citing dangerous conditions. There are numerous reports of trees and wires down, many on roadways, affecting travel.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and a high wind watch in advance of a storm forecast to begin affecting Lincoln County during the overnight hours of Sunday and continuing through Monday.
With wind velocities subsiding and rainfall lightening throughout Wednesday afternoon, crews from Central Maine Power succeeded in restoring power to most affected Lincoln County households, with the remaining eight households all located on the same small road in Jefferson.
High winds and heavy rainfall combined with trees still heavy with leaves to knock down power lines in Lincoln County, resulting in 296 outages, according to the 12:09 p.m. Central Maine Power Co. report.
An unpredictable spring storm is bringing more snowfall to the area than originally forecast, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, forecasting the system was so tricky that the NWS didn’t issue a first advisory until the storm had already arrived in Lincoln County on Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has updated a winter weather advisory in regard to a relatively small storm system forecast to bring a wintry mix to Lincoln County during the Monday morning commute. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are all possibilities included in the advisory, which now begins at 5 a.m. on Monday and continues through Monday at 10 a.m., according to the NWS.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in regard to a relatively small storm system forecast to bring a wintry mix to Lincoln County beginning Sunday night and potentially continuing through the Monday morning commute. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are all possibilities included in the advisory, which begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday and continues through Monday at 10 a.m., according to the NWS.
A late season storm system chugged through Lincoln County on Tuesday, pummeling the area with six hours of blizzard conditions, but leaving little lasting damage behind, according to early reports.
Reports of power outages from Lincoln County are coming in to Central Maine Power Co., according to the 7:07 p.m. update from CMP. A total of 334 Lincoln County households were without power at the time of that report. A majority of the outages, 229, were reported in South Bristol, with smaller numbers of outages in Damariscotta, Nobleboro and Boothbay Harbor.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning that the highest winds and heaviest snowfall from the passing storm should impact Lincoln County through approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday. Residents are advised to expect snowfall rates up to 4 inches and hour and wind gusts to 60 mph during that period, according to the NWS.
At 2:43 p.m. on Tuesday the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Lincoln County in advance of heavy snowfall bands tracking into the area. The same weather system, tracking in from the south, is also bringing higher temps along with the intense precipitation, making for a dangerous combination of high winds and wet snowfall during the night time hours of Tuesday.
Snowfall quickly developed over Lincoln County Tuesday morning as the leading edge of a winter storm slid into the area. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service remained in effect, however final adjustments to the forecast indicate that the snowfall may have a shorter duration than expected and the event may end with rainfall.
Staff at Central Maine Power Co. have been monitoring weather forecasts and are prepared for a major winter storm that could bring heavy snow and strong winds to Maine Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, according to a CMP bulletin.
The National Weather Service has upgraded a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning and raised snowfall estimates into the 14 to 18 inch range in regard to a storm system forecast to pummel Lincoln County beginning Tuesday morning.