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The Memorial Day Severe Weather Situation

| May 30, 2014

Tornadoes in Northern Maine don’t occur very often, with Aroostook County averaging around 1-3 tornadoes a year. “They are weak in nature number one, and they don’t last long. Due to our topography here in Maine, they skip. They touch down, they go back up. So by the time they actually take off, they are […]

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Tornado Safety and Myths

| May 30, 2014

The County may not be tornado alley, but tornadoes can happen. So it’s important to know what to do. Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Caribou, Joseph Hewitt says stay inside. “Go to the lowest part of your house, which would be the basement. Or, if you don’t have a basement, then to […]

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Forecasters and Emergency Management Monitor Rain on the Way

| April 21, 2014

Well it’s almost the end of April, but snow is still on the ground in some areas and with above freezing temperatures means more snow melt, and we even have some rain on the way this week. “At this point, the current thinking is that the rivers should be able to handle this, however given […]

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How Agencies Monitor Rivers

| April 21, 2014

The past few days have required constant monitoring of our rivers. A lot of terminology has been thrown around like river stage, action stage, and flood stage, but what does it all mean? “A river stage is basically the level above the river bed that the water is at so it’s so many feet above […]

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Better Bundle Up

| January 20, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are returning to Maine and will likely hang around through the end of week. James Brown, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says temperatures are expected to dip to near or below zero throughout much of Maine Monday night. Areas in the mountains could see temperatures as low as 20 below […]

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