Weekend storm brings varying amounts of snow to the county

By Ben Holbrook | Feb 22, 2013
Photo by: Ben Holbrook The National Weather Service downgraded the impact of a storm expected to impact Waldo County this weekend.

A winter storm that moved through the area Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, dumped varying amounts of snow across Waldo County.

According to unofficial totals compiled by the National Weather Service, snowfall totals ranged from a low of 3.5 inches in Winterport to as much at 12 inches in Belmont.

As the storm made its way towards the Northeast, forecasts called for six to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow to fall mainly during the day on Sunday. However, forecasts began fluctuating regularly Friday, Feb. 22 with snowfall totals expected to be between two and four inches.

The forecast again changed on Saturday when snowfall totals were bumped up to between three and six inches.

Another storm is expected to hit the state with the potential for heavy snowfall, and a chance of mixed precipitation along the coast, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, into Thursday, Feb. 28.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Susan M Totman | Feb 24, 2013 22:49

"According to the National Weather Service, the storm had the potential to dump six to 10 inches of heavy snow over the area."  -- Apparently they were right after all. We got about 8-10" here.

Posted by: Deborah Peters | Feb 23, 2013 08:28

Low pressure will track well south of the area on Sunday. The steadiest and heaviest snow is expected to fall over areas south and west of Bangor with only light snow and/or snow showers from Bangor north and east. Based on the latest track, snowfall accumulations of 3”-6” can be expected along and to the south and west of a line from Jackman to Belfast; 1”-3” north and east from that line to a line stretching from the northern tip of Somerset County down to Machias; generally less than 1” across the rest of the state. (from wabi)

Posted by: Heidi Howie | Feb 22, 2013 18:42

They are saying now 3-6 for our area. That was as of 6 p.m. news.

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