Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Winter Storm Maya Update One

National Weather Service Gray ME
316 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017

...Snow will begin to mix with sleet and freezing rain this
evening in the south, but remain mostly snow over northern areas
much of the night...

.Snow will continue into this evening with periods of moderate to
heavy snow at times as cold, arctic air remains in place over much
of the region. Visibilities may briefly drop to near a quarter
mile, resulting in difficult and treacherous travel conditions. A
few locations may briefly receive up to an inch of snow per hour.

Warm air will gradually move in above the surface, transitioning
the snow to sleet and freezing rain this evening over southern
areas and late this evening over central areas. The precipitation
will be in the form of snow for most of the night in the northern
mountain areas. Total snowfall amounts will generally be 3 to 6
inches along the coast, in the 4 to 7 inch range in central areas
and further to the north and 5 to 8 inches in the northern
mountains. There will also be a light coating of ice in most

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham,
and Jackman
316 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017


The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain...which is in effect
until 10 AM EST Wednesday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no
longer in effect.

* Hazard types...snow...sleet...and freezing rain.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches...along
  with around a trace of ice.

* Timing...Accumulating snow will continue with a change to sleet
  and freezing rain very late tonight into Wednesday morning.

* Impacts...Snow covered roads will cause slippery travel

* Winds...East 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Temperatures...In the teens to lower 20s.


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. There will also be a
light coating of ice. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

For a more precise forecast for your specific location...go to


4:12 PM AST Tuesday 07 February 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Campbellton and eastern half of Restigouche County
Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

A warm front is forecast to approach New Brunswick tonight. Snow ahead of the front will begin overnight tonight and change to ice pellets Wednesday morning before tapering to isolated flurries by early afternoon.

Additionally, another low pressure system is expected to affect the region Thursday night with snow and strong winds. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts for updated information with regard to this system.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NBStorm.


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