The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch well in advance of a storm system forecast to arrive in Lincoln County during the mid-day hours of Tuesday, bringing heavy snowfall and high winds continuing through Wednesday.
The blizzard warning may have expired at 7 p.m., but effects of the storm that battered Lincoln County during the overnight hours of Sunday and through Monday are still lingering. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement that gusty northwest winds running along the backside of the passing weather front will continue through tonight. Blowing and drifting snow will remain an issue, making travel treacherous and visibility low in some cases, according to the NWS.
The Central Maine Power Co. is reporting 182 power outages in Boothbay Harbor concentrated in the Spruce Point area, as of the 2:06 p.m. CMP report. The rest of Lincoln County appears to be faring well as blizzard conditions begin to dissipate in the area. The only other outages presently reported are in South Bristol, with two households affected on Winks Way.
Steady snowfall began in Lincoln County Sunday night and is expected to continue, with blizzard conditions, until Monday at 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard watch issued earlier by the NWS was upgraded to a blizzard warning on Sunday afternoon, as residents prepared for high winds, heavy snowfall, and the possibility of widespread power outages.
Just as the first weather system to bring snowfall to Lincoln County this weekend began to move out, a blizzard watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for a second system due to arrive Sunday.
Steady snowfall was overspreading Lincoln County on Saturday in advance of another, more robust system forecast to chug through the area from Sunday through Monday. Snowfall totals for both storms are now projected at between 18 and 26 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
A significant storm on Saturday will be followed by a more significant storm on Sunday through Monday, leaving Lincoln County blanketed in snowfall and buffeted by high winds, according to advisories from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in regard to a weather system forecast to bring “6 inches or more” of snowfall through Thursday evening. Snow should begin overnight on Wednesday and continue through the day on Thursday, with some estimated totals reaching 8 inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory warning that snow, sleet and freezing rain may be in the Lincoln County forecast during the overnight hours of Monday through Tuesday morning. It is likely the weather system will affect the Tuesday morning commute with a rapidly changing mix of icy precipitation, according to forecasters.
(Updated at 6:25 a.m. on Wednesday) Steady snowfall overspread Lincoln County beginning in the wee hours of Wednesday and was expected to affect the morning commute with several inches of heavy, wet snow accumulation, according to forecasters. The snow is forecast to continue into the morning hours of Wednesday, then taper off, according to the National Weather Service. The event is predicted to leave only 2 to 4 inches of total accumulation, according to the NWS.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snowfall beginning overnight on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday. The NWS advisory calls for 2 to 4 inches of snowfall accumulation, however, other forecasts are calling for lower totals, especially in coastal areas of Lincoln County. Regardless of snowfall totals, the timing of the storm will likely affect the morning commute on Wednesday.
A wavering storm track on Saturday night had the National Weather Service changing forecasts through the evening, but still managed to leave some snowfall in Lincoln County, according to reports.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory warning for 3 to 6 inches of snowfall accumulation during the overnight hours of Saturday. The new projected totals were increased from earlier forecasts, meaning that a large offshore storm is sliding closer to Lincoln County than originally expected.
As of 1:05 a.m. on New Year’s Day, power had been restored to all but one Lincoln County household. Throughout Maine, Central Maine Power crews continued to work through the night time hours of New Year’s Eve, even as they faced deteriorating weather conditions including snow, sleet, and rain. By New Year’s Day morning the power was back on at that last residence, on Philbrick Lane in Whitefield, according to CMP.