FORECASTERS PREDICT MAJOR SNOW WEDNESDAY

by Christian Mower on November 22, 2011

FORECASTERS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAVE ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING STARTING AT MIDNIGHT FOR THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE BECAUSE OF A MAJOR SNOW EVENT.

BOB MARINE, A METEOROLOGIST WITH THE SERVICE IN GRAY, MAINE SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE THE LOW THAT WILL MOVE UP LATE TUESDAY NIGHT WILL HAVE MORE MOISTURE IN IT AND BE COLD, SO THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW, BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT INTO MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

THE DOWNSIDE IS WEDNESDAY IS THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAY OF THE YEAR.

MARINE SAYS THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AND WET BUT HE DOESN’T THINK IT WILL CAUSE MAJOR POWER OUTAGES FOR TWO REASONS: MOST TREES DON’T HAVE ANY LEAVES LEFT ON THEM AND NO SIGNIFICANT WIND IS PREDICTED WITH THE STORM.