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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
353 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT BEGINNING SATURDAY EVENING...

.A STRENGTHENING COASTAL STORM WILL BRING SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN AT
TIMES ALONG WITH VERY STRONG WINDS TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN MAINE.

THE FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION WILL ARRIVE LATE SATURDAY INTO
SATURDAY EVENING WITH RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW. MORE SIGNIFICANT
PRECIPITATION WILL ARRIVE WITH THE MAIN LOW LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
AND CONTINUING SUNDAY. WE EXPECT STRONG WINDS ALONG WITH SNOW,
POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES, FOR SUNDAY. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY MIX WITH
RAIN AND EVEN SOME SLEET AT TIMES OVER WASHINGTON AND HANCOCK
COUNTIES. STORM TOTALS OF 7 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE LIKELY BY
SUNDAY NIGHT AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

MEZ002-005-006-011-015>017-029-030-032-010400-
/O.NEW.KCAR.WS.A.0008.141102T0000Z-141103T0600Z/
NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-
CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...
HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN...AMHERST...
AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...ORLAND...DEBLOIS...
GRAND LAKE STREAM...MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...PERRY...PRINCETON...
ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...EASTPORT...MACHIAS...
CHERRYFIELD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD
353 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST, EAST CENTRAL, DOWNEAST MAINE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...TRACE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH NORTH AND 45
  MPH SOUTH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE SUNDAY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT
  IN VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS STARTING SATURDAY EVENING
  AND CONTINUING SUNDAY. IN ADDITION, SINCE THE SNOW WILL BE WET
  IN NATURE THIS WILL POTENTIALLY LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT BUILD UP ON
  TREES AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS POWER
  OUTAGES.


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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