Quiet Stretch; Storm Threat For Thursday

2:46 PM, Feb 10, 2014   |    comments
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A few flurries continue this afternoon under a blend of clouds and limited sunshine. High pressure will move in for the next couple days, followed by what appears to be a pretty big storm for Thursday.

Some folks woke up to a bit more snow than expected this morning.  While most folks in Maine got basically what was expected, there was a very small area over York and Cumberland Counties that picked up closer to 4-6" of snow.  The reason for this was an "inverted trough" of low pressure that extended back from the main low over the Gulf of Maine.  Think of this as an arm reaching back from the low.  This "arm" acted as a focus for enhanced snowfall amounts.  Inverted troughs are very difficult to pin down, with respect to both location and amounts, mostly because they produce a narrow corridor of higher snowfall that may result in very different amounts at points just 20 miles away.

This afternoon features a few snow showers or flurries as colder air begins to move in.  These flurries won't add much to what has already fallen.

Overnight, skies will partially clear out and lows will fall back to the single digits.

Sunshine returns Tuesday and Wednesday with highs only in the teens and 20s.

All model data is pointing to a coastal storm coming up here for Thursday.  Exact timing and precipitation type is still unknown right now, but will likely begin to become clearer tonight and tomorrow.

A.J.

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