Thursday, February 09, 2017

Winter Storm Niko Update Five

Winter Storm Niko Update Four

3:01 PM AST Thursday 09 February 2017
Winter storm warning in effect for:

Acadian Peninsula
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

An intense low pressure system will track south of Nova Scotia tonight. This system will bring snow and blowing snow to much of eastern and southern New Brunswick. Light snow will spread eastward early this evening then intensify. Winds associated with this system will combine with the snow to produce reduced visibilities tonight. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected although extreme southeast regions are likely to see up to 30 centimetres. Conditions are expected to improve overnight or towards dawn Friday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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

Winter Storm Niko Update Three

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
259 PM EST THU FEB 9 2017

Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-Coastal
Washington-Southern Penobscot-
259 PM EST THU FEB 9 2017

...An area of heavy snow will affect Washington...Hancock and
southern Penobscot Counties...

At 251 PM EST...An area of moderate to heavy snow was moving across
the Downeast region, including the greater Bangor area.

locations impacted include...
Bangor, Old Town, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Dexter, Newport, Calais,
Machias, Lubec, Eastport, Cherryfield, Orono, Brewer, Hampden,
Hermon, Corinth, Veazie, Dedham, Jonesport and Kenduskeag.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 95 between mile makers 161 and 208.
 US Highway 1 between Hancock and Princeton.
 State Highway 11 between Corinna and Bradford.
 State Highway 9 between Newburgh and Calais.

  * Winds in excess of 25 mph are possible with this area of heavy

  * Visibilities will drop quickly to less than a half mile in this
  area of heavy snow.

  * Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are occurring in this
  area of heavy snow.

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Be
prepared for snow or ice covered roads. Slow down and allow extra
time when traveling.

LAT...LON 4473 6695 4452 6733 4433 6804 4446 6829
      4469 6864 4471 6876 4470 6902 4479 6923
      4503 6929 4531 6746 4529 6749 4516 6740
      4513 6735 4515 6730 4519 6728 4516 6723
      4516 6716 4512 6712 4491 6697 4486 6698
TIME...MOT...LOC 1951Z 180DEG 0KT 4578 6862


Winter Storm Niko Update Two