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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
252 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

MEZ001>004-010-121400-
/O.CON.KCAR.WC.Y.0001.160212T0800Z-160212T1400Z/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-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...GREENVILLE...
MONSON...BLANCHARD
252 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK AND CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...LOW WIND CHILLS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 28 BELOW.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...LOW IMPACT. IF OUTDOORS...BE SURE TO DRESS
  APPROPRIATELY.

* WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...1 BELOW TO 11 BELOW ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WIND WILL
COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST
BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU
MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

&&

$$

MEZ015-016-029-121715-
/O.CON.KCAR.WS.A.0002.160213T0600Z-160214T0600Z/
SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-COASTAL HANCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN...
AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...ORLAND...
ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL
252 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...HANCOCK AND SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 15 INCHES
  IN A VERY NARROW BAND ALONG THE COAST. AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY DROP
  OFF CONSIDERABLY INLAND TOWARDS INTERIOR HANCOCK COUNTY AND
  SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY.

* TIMING...LATE FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE IMPACT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL AND AREAS OF
  BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS.
  SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE LATER SATURDAY BUT BLOWING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.

* VISIBILITIES...1/4SM OR LESS AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$

VJN/MCW


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