DISCUSSION: As the recent Nor'easter finally pulled away from many parts of northern and eastern New England, there were incredibly large snowfall totals which unfolded across the region. More specifically, there were snowfall totals upwards of 3+ feet with snowfall drifts as high as 6 to 8 feet or more in some places. Thus, this long duration snowfall event certainly proved to be a very prolific winter storm in all accounts based on the impressive snowfall totals which verified across many parts of the state. It goes without saying that the National Weather Service office located in Caribou, Maine as well as other adjacent regional National Weather Service offices which had the responsibility of forecasting for this particular winter storm did a truly stellar job in executing the forecasts for this event both leading up to and during the periods of heaviest snowfall.
Note how there was a bulls-eye relatively close to the Atlantic coast which indicated the efficient cold air advection occurring in this part of the country while strong warm air advection was working its way off the Atlantic Ocean to help support the efficient in-cloud snowfall generation. This goes to show how areas which are located even fairly close to the Maine coastline still have the ability to receive fairly high snowfall totals despite the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Another interesting fact which emerged from this recent winter storm is that Bangor's 24.2" was the 4th largest storm on record, with records going back to the 1920's. To see a more detailed list of all the snowfall total from across the entire state of Maine, click here!
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz