Coastal Hancock Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 6:16 AM EST on January 30, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST Saturday...

* locations...northwestern Maine down through the Central Highlands to coastal Hancock County.

* Hazard types...heavy snow. Significant blowing and drifting snow.

* Timing...snow will develop this morning and continue through Saturday morning. The heaviest snow is expected this afternoon through tonight.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

* Impacts...snow...possibly heavy at times...will result in hazardous travel conditions. Blowing snow will result in poor visibility late tonight through Saturday evening. Large drifts of snow are also expected to develop Saturday into Saturday evening.

* Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures...temperatures will fall from the mid 20s to lower 30s on this afternoon to the single digits to lower teens by Saturday morning. Temperatures will continue to slowly fall during the day Saturday.

* Visibilities...less than a quarter mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that 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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:28 am EST on January 30, 2015

...A snowy January at Bangor...

So far this month a total of 31.2" of snow has been observed at Bangor...which makes it the 10th snowiest January on record. There is a high likelihood that the storm affecting the area today into Saturday will move the monthly total over 40 inches and into 3rd place. There is a chance of breaking the all-time record of 48.4" if 17.3" of snow fall during the storm.

Here are the all-time snowiest januarys on record:

1. 48.4", in 1966 2. 46.7", in 1987 3. 37.6", in 1954 4. 36.0", in 2011 5. 35.6", in 1994 6. 33.1", in 1957 7. 32.5", in 1948 8. 32.2", in 1978 9. 31.5", in 1984 10. 31.2", in 2015 *

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