Brisk winds and a blast of Arctic air drops wind chills to around zero today

Significantly colder outside today with wind chills ranging from -5 degrees to 5 degrees above zero. Winds may gust as high as 30 mph at times. Temperatures will struggle to reach around 20 this afternoon. Flurries are possible from time to time with best chances this morning.

TODAY: Breezy and much colder. Mostly cloudy some few flurries. Wind chills -5 degrees below zero to 5 degrees above zero. High 21

More snow coming Saturday night, with cold to follow

Two days after several inches of snowfall caused cancellations throughout the state, another round of snow is expected to blanket Maine this weekend.

According to weather forecasters, the state is expected to get generally between 4 and 8 inches of snow Saturday and Sunday, starting in southern Maine late Saturday afternoon and lasting until Sunday evening in far northern parts of the state.

Snow will be followed by ‘dangerously’ cold temperatures Friday

A winter storm bringing a fresh round of snow to parts of Maine on Thursday will be followed by gusty winds that will create “dangerous” wind chills as the workweek winds down.

A winter weather advisory was in place for much of Down East, eastern, central and western Maine on Thursday morning, while a winter storm warning was in effect for parts of southern Maine from Portland to Lewiston, according to the National Weather Service.

QLCS Tornadoes develop quickly

The Ohio Valley region along with the Miami Valley has the highest frequency of Quasi Linear Convective System (QLCS) Tornadoes in the United States.

According to a tornado environment study by the Storm Prediction Center, the cold season is between Oct 15th and Feb 15th.

Tornadoes develop within the updraft of a storm. This area is difficult to locate when the storms form a line.

One thing meteorologists look for in a line of convection is a bow in the direction of storm motion.


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