SJV Weather for Monday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
Intense low pressure in the Gulf of Maine Monday will produce blizzard conditions in portions of southern Maine with the SJV receiving around 4-6 inches of accumulation along with gusty winds. High pressure brings partly cloudy skies to the Valley Tuesday with increasing clouds Wednesday morning as another low pressure develops in the Gulf of Maine and produces another round of snow for coastal and central Maine with lesser snowfall amounts expected in northern Maine based on current model data. Snow tapers off in Fort Kent and Frenchville Thursday night, with snow showers lingering Friday across the Valley. High pressure builds in for the weekend with more seasonable temperatures and partly cloudy/partly clear skies.
Daily Weather Summary
Monday, Feb. 13: High: 22 degrees; low: 8 degrees.
Cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers in the evening with a 50 percent chance overnight. Clearing skies overnight. East/northeast winds 15-20 mph with gusts 25-30 mph during the morning becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow possible through the day into the overnight hours.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: High: 22 degrees; low: 1 degree.
Partly clear early then partly cloudy to partly clear skies. Northwest winds around 5 mph fall to near calm overnight.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: High: 24 degrees; low: 14 degrees.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then overcast in the afternoon with a 50 percent chance for snow. East winds increasing to 5-10 mph become northeasterly.
Thursday, Feb. 16: High: 24 degrees; low: 11 degrees.
Cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow with total accumulations of 3-5 inches possible. Snow tapers to snow showers in the evening with a 30 percent chance for precipitation. North winds 8-14 mph become northwesterly 8-14 mph.
Friday, Feb. 17: High: 26 degrees; low: 10 degrees.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Becoming partly clear in the evening with a 10 percent chance for snow showers. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Saturday, Feb. 18: High: 26 degrees; low: 11 degrees.
Partly cloudy with light northwest winds. Increased clouds overnight into Sunday with light west winds.
Sunday, Feb. 19: High: 32 degrees; low: 15 degrees.
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Considerably cloudy overnight with a chance for snow showers. West winds 0-7 mph.
Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. Check the Fiddlehead Focus for weather updates with more current information.
The Week Ahead is the work of UMFK Professor Joseph E. Becker based on personal weather station data, various computer forecast models, and information that the National Weather Service, NOAA, and other weather resources provide.