Blizzard Warning in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday...
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 7 am EST Wednesday...
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches. Very windy with highs in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Very windy with lows around 14. Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph...becoming north 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Cloudy. Areas of blowing snow in the morning. Snow... mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches. Brisk with highs in the lower 20s. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 80 percent.
... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday...
* locations... down East Maine.
* Hazard types... snow. Significant blowing and drifting snow.
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches... with locally higher amounts.
* Timing... through tonight.
* Impacts... snow... heavy at times... will result in hazardous travel conditions. Areas of blowing snow may result in whiteout conditions at times. Scattered power outages are possible.
* Winds... northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.
* Temperatures... 10 to 15 above.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded... stay with your vehicle.
Coastal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 3:43 AM EST on January 27, 2015
... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST Wednesday...
* coastal flooding... overwash is likely around the times of high tide with the possibility of minor coastal flooding.
* Timing... around the times of high tide early this morning through early Wednesday morning. High tides along the downeast Maine coast are around 4 am this morning... 4:30 PM Tuesday afternoon and 5 am Wednesday morning.
* Impacts... beach erosion and minor coastal flooding are possible.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:11 am EST on January 27, 2015
The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... cwop observers... Skywarn spotters... facebook fans... and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Caribou
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Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement
... Hancock County... Southwest Harbor 4.5 541 am 1/27 Blue Hill 3.5 836 am 1/27 visibility 300 ft Waltham 3.0 905 am 1/27 Sedgwick 3.0 631 am 1/27
... Washington County... East Machias 1 SW 11.0 902 am 1/27 Whiting 6.0 602 am 1/27 Machias 5.0 630 am 1/27 Topsfield 2.0 910 am 1/27