Northern Penobscot Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:16 PM EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM EST this evening... ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am EST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am EST Monday.

* Locations...east central and northern Maine.

* Hazard types...blowing snow and bitter cold wind chills.

* Timing...snow will gradually taper off this evening. Blowing snow will continue overnight.

* Accumulations...an inch or less of additional snowfall is expected this evening. Total snow accumulations will average 10 to 14 inches.

* Impacts...continued blowing snow will result in hazardous conditions and reduced visibilities.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...18 below to 12 above zero.

* Wind chill...as low as 33 below due to temperatures 18 below to 7 above zero...and winds northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Wind chill readings...as low as 33 below.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Snow and blowing snow will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds 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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:09 PM EST on January 31, 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

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Maine

...Aroostook County... Mars Hill 12.0 141 PM 1/31 Sherman 1 E 10.0 934 am 1/31 Caribou NWS 9.3 100 PM 1/31 Houlton 1 S 8.5 1023 am 1/31 Fort Fairfield 2 NE 8.5 723 am 1/31 Easton 2 SSE 8.0 115 PM 1/31 Madawaska 1 WSW 7.5 1215 PM 1/31 New Limerick 2 NNE 7.0 143 PM 1/31 Madawaska 6.5 1217 PM 1/31 Saint Francis 2 NE 6.0 1201 PM 1/31 Portage 2 N 5.5 834 am 1/31 Saint pamphile 2 NW 3.5 1156 am 1/31

...Hancock County... Hancock 16.0 140 PM 1/31 Aurora 15.0 139 PM 1/31 Cranberry Isles 2 N 12.0 1000 am 1/31 Prospect Harbor 11.0 300 PM 1/31 Waltham 10.0 933 am 1/31 Southwest Harbor 2 S 9.5 1205 PM 1/31 Surry 2 E 9.2 1208 PM 1/31 Brooksville 4 ENE 7.5 248 PM 1/31

...Penobscot County... Springfield 7 SSE 12.0 1240 PM 1/31 Bangor 3 NW 12.0 212 PM 1/31 Kenduskeag 12.0 1013 am 1/31 Bangor fss 9.6 100 PM 1/31 Bangor Airport Orrington 9.5 1000 am 1/31 Newburgh 9.0 954 am 1/31 Medway 9.0 700 am 1/31 Howland 8.0 140 PM 1/31 Levant 8.0 700 am 1/31 Millinocket 8.0 634 am 1/31 Millinocket WWTP 7.0 830 am 1/31

...Piscataquis County... Kingbury 2 SSE 10.0 644 am 1/31 East Sangerville - c 9.6 700 am 1/31 Greenville 3 S 8.0 1032 am 1/31 Dover-Foxcroft - coo 8.0 700 am 1/31 abbot 3 ESE 7.0 919 am 1/31 Kokadjo 6.0 1204 PM 1/31

...Washington County... Eastport 17.3 700 am 1/31 Machias 14.0 147 PM 1/31 Edmunds 3 NE 14.0 700 am 1/31 East Machias 4 E 14.0 219 PM 1/31 Robbinston 1 NW 12.5 735 am 1/31 Pembroke 1 WSW 12.1 700 am 1/31 Perry 12.0 850 am 1/31 Calais 12.0 730 am 1/31