Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:23

NWS Changes Winter Storm Watch To Warning

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NWS Changes Winter Storm Watch To Warning
CARIBOU -  The National Weather Service expects a winter storm traveling northeast to start dumping snow on Maine tomorrow morning, bringing up to 16 inches to some areas before it ends early Friday. 
 
The weather service has changed what was a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning, effective at 9 a.m. tomorrow, for parts of Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties. 
 
Forecasters expect snow mixed with sleet as well as wind-blown snow that will make driving hazardous and could cause downed trees and loss of power. 
 
Northern and east central Maine will be under a winter storm warning beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, with some areas receiving up to 16 inches of snow and falling under whiteout conditions. 
 
Coastal Maine will be under a winter weather advisory tomorrow, with up to six inches of snow and a half-inch of sleet expected to fall before changing to rain tomorrow afternoon.

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