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Northern Maine Fair officials work closely with NWS to track storms, keep fair-goers safe

Northern Maine Fair officials work closely with NWS to track storms, keep fair-goers safe

| July 28, 2015

Organizers said Monday’s “Dollar Day” at the Northern Maine fair was a big success, despite the less than ideal weather conditions, which included lightning strikes that were at the same time spectacular, and dangerous. “The bolts of lightning made it pretty obvious why everybody needed to get inside,” said Fair Vice President┬áJessica Winslow. Thunderstorms ripped […]

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The Memorial Day Severe Weather Situation

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

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

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

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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