Skip Maine state header navigation
Skip First Level Navigation | Skip All Navigation
|Home | Contact Us | Calendar | News | Maine Weather||
Site Map |
MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
MEMA Home > Programs> Communication> News > It's No Trick: First Winter Storm of the Season This Weekend
It's No Trick: First Winter Storm of the Season This Weekend
October 28, 2011
Ready or not, the season’s first major winter storm is expected this weekend. Maine Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents and visitors to take precautions at home and on the road.
The National Weather Service has posted Winter Storm Watches for much of Maine, with heavy, wet snow and high winds expected Saturday evening into Sunday.
NWS is expecting precipitation to begin by sundown on Saturday in southern Maine, moving north and east through the evening, and ending Sunday morning or afternoon, depending on where you are. Precipitation may begin as rain and may end as rain as well along the coast, but snow is expected in all areas. Close to a foot of snow is possible in some areas of the western mountains.
NWS is expecting slippery driving conditions, and downed limbs and power outages from the heavy, wet snow and gusty winds.
With the first winter storm of the season coming as an early Halloween surprise, MEMA reminds everyone to:
NWS Watches and Warnings and more emergency preparedness and safety tips are available at Maine Prepares.
Last update: 07/20/10
|Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.|