Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
334 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT NORTHERN MAINE TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTH ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD LATE
MONDAY NIGHT, SPREADING WINTRY PRECIPITATION INTO THE AREA TUESDAY
MORNING. COLD AIR BEING SUPPLIED BY HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH
WILL ALLOW PRECIPITATION TO START OFF AS SNOW FOR THE AREA ON
TUESDAY MORNING. WARM AIR ALOFT WILL MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTH AND
BEGIN TO MIX SNOW WITH SLEET DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY AND
POSSIBLY FREEZING RAIN LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. GREAT UNCERTAINTY STILL
EXISTS WITH REGARD TO SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BUT GREATER THAN 7 INCHES
OF SNOW MAY FALL THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING, ALONG WITH SOME ICING.

MEZ001>005-010-230445-
/O.NEW.KCAR.WS.A.0002.170124T1200Z-170125T1200Z/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK...
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN...MILLINOCKET...
EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...GREENVILLE...MONSON...
BLANCHARD
334 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH WOODS, PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGHLAND,
  CENTRAL AROOSTOOK AND THE ST. JOHN VALLEY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 9 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE MANY ROADS
  TREACHEROUS AND IMPASSABLE. THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW AND ICE ON
  TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES COULD PRODUCE WIDESPREAD OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...RISING INTO THE UPPER 20S ON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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