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High winds leave more than 100,000 in the dark across Maine

High winds gusting up to 60 mph lashed Maine overnight into Friday morning, causing widespread outages across the state.

A high wind warning is in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for much of eastern and Down East Maine, according to the National Weather Service. High winds blowing 25 to 35 mph, with gusts approaching 60 mph, are expected to linger into Friday evening.

In Bangor, wind gusts up to 52 mph have been reported, while in Bar Harbor gusts have reached 58 mph early Friday morning, according to the weather service’s Caribou office.

High winds expected for most of Friday, especially along the coast

Trick-or-treaters will miss the worst of a windstorm expected to hit coastal Maine with gusts of up to 60 mph starting after midnight Thursday.

A high wind warning is in effect for Hancock and Washington counties plus Bangor, Old Town and areas as far west as Greenville on Friday from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Todd Foisy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Caribou.

Halloween storm could hit Maine with gusts up to 60 mph

It will be a dark and stormy night Thursday when a storm buffets Maine with gusts up to 60 mph as trick-or-treaters hit the streets.

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Down East Maine, the Penobscot Valley, eastern Maine, the central highlands and Aroostook County, according to the National Weather Service. A gale watch is in effect for coastal waters.

Students learn what it takes to be a meteorologist

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Greenon Junior/Senior High School welcomed Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith on Monday.

Science Teacher Tina Harris said they like to bring guests in to help students learn more about jobs in the community. Smith talked with about 20 students in the library.

She discussed her education background and showed the students some of the local universities they could attend to become a meteorologist.

Aroostook County wakes up to snow Monday morning

CARIBOU, Maine — At this time of year, residents of Aroostook County customarily wake up to a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges and golds as the leaves on the trees undergo their final changes of the season.

But on Monday, Fort Kent residents awoke to light snow that coated the pumpkins and inflatable ghosts and goblins that have been set out for Halloween.

Greg Cornwell, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Caribou, said Monday that Fort Kent received a tenth of an inch of snow Sunday night into Monday.

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