Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yup looks like it is going to snow....... again!!

Todays weather forecast for this area:

.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SUNDAY.

SNOW WILL EXPAND FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW...HEAVY AT
TIMES...WILL THEN CONTINUE TONIGHT. TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TODAY
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 18 INCHES ACROSS THE
REGION. THE SNOW COULD MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES LATER TONIGHT ALONG
THE DOWNEAST COAST...POSSIBLY LIMITING ACCUMULATIONS THERE. NORTH
WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...REACHING SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY THIS EVENING. SIMILAR WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH VERY DIFFICULT AND
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED FROM LATER TODAY THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING.

RESIDENTS OF THE AREA ALONG WITH HOLIDAY TRAVELERS SHOULD KEEP A
CLOSE WATCH ON THIS SYSTEM AND THE FORECAST FOR THE POSSIBILITY
OF AN UPGRADE TO A BLIZZARD WARNING. SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO
TRAVEL ARE EXPECTED.

.COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

AN INTENSE STORM MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARD COASTAL DOWNEAST MAINE
FROM THE OPEN ATLANTIC WILL BRING A STORM SURGE OF AT LEAST 1 TO
2 FEET ON TOP OF VERY HIGH ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDES DURING THE
MIDDAY TODAY.

HIGH TIDE AT BAR HARBOR IS EXPECTED SHORTLY AFTER 11AM EST AND
AROUND NOON EST AT EASTPORT. MAXIMUM ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDE IS
13 FT AT BAR HARBOR AND 23 FT AT EASTPORT. TOTAL STORM TIDES AT
THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE MIDDAY SATURDAY WILL BE 14 TO 15 FT AT BAR
HARBOR AND AROUND 24 FT AT EASTPORT.

STRONG WINDS AND STORM SURGES WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED FOR
POSSIBLE COASTAL FLOODING OVER THE NEXT TWO HIGH TIDE CYCLES
LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON RESPECTIVELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT AROUND THE TIME OF THE REFERENCED HIGH TIDES. COASTAL
RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA ESPECIALLY IN MACHIAS AND THE
CAUSEWAY TO DEER ISLE SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

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