Sleet, ice and rain in the mix

Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow

Mar 12, 2014

Gray — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow for Waldo County, in effect from 11 a.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday, March 12 to 13. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for Knox and Lincoln counties Wednesday afternoon.

The storm is expected to bring heavy snow to the mountains; and a mix of snow, sleet and rain in the south. Snow will begin late Wednesday morning, then transition to a mix of sleet and snow by evening. A period of all rain is possible on the immediate coast. The mix may transition to freezing rain in spots Wednesday evening before changing to all snow late at night and into Thursday. Any precipitation could be heavy at times Wednesday evening.

This storm’s potential for heavy snow or heavy mixed precipitation will make for hazardous driving conditions. The snow that falls will likely be wet and heavy; along with sleet and any freezing rain, this could make for power outages.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or are occurring; this will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Winds will be out of the northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ten to 14 inches of snow are possible, along with a trace of ice. Visibilities could be one quarter mile or less at times.

The Warnings/Advisories tab of VillageSoup’s Weather link always carries current advisories for Midcoast Maine.

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