1/17/19 - 7:50PM - A Winter Storm Watch has now been issued for our area for 7PM tomorrow through 7PM Sunday evening. Forecasts right now are calling for anywhere between 1-2 feet of snow before all is said and done with this storm. Blizzard-like conditions are possible during the day Sunday. Stay tuned over the coming days for forecast updates.
1/16/19 - 6:50PM - It's looking more and more likely that a foot or more of snow is on the way for Saturday night through Sunday, with strong winds and very cold temperatures. Blizzard like conditions are looking possible. Stay tuned to the forecast over the coming days for updates to the forecast.
1/14/19 - 8:08PM - We've fallen below 0F for the past few nights and may once again tonigh. Some light snow (2-4") is on the way for Friday, but all eyes are on the possibility of a major snowstorm for our area for this weekend (Saturday night through Sunday). Stay tuned for updates!
1/09/19 - 7:51PM - We woke up to a heavy glaze of ice on everything this morning followed by a few more inches of snow that fell during the day today. Now temperatures are dropping and the wind is ramping up and will gust up to 40MPH tomorrow as temperatures continue to plummet for the next few days. With all of the icing and wet snow today my anemometer is frozen up currently. I'm hoping it thaws out enough to start spinning again tomorrow. Until then, no wind readings will show up.
1/08/19 - 8:06PM - We received 2.0" of snow this morning before the precip tapered to just freezing drizzle for the remainder of the day today. Now we are seeing sleet and freezing rain with temps holding in the mid 20's. This will continue into tomorrow AM before changing back to snow where we could see another 3-6" before all is said and done. Then the wind picks up Thursday and arctic air moves in after that for a few days.
1/03/19 - 5:04PM - We picked up 3.8" of snow this morning and now we're keeping an eye on the possibility of a major Nor'easter Tuesday/Wednesday of next week. Stay tuned for updates!
1/01/19 - 5:14AM - Happy New Year! We started off the new year with 4" of snow before things warmed up and it melted down a bit. More light snow is on the way for Thursday (1-3"). It is quite windy out there as well with a peak gust today of 41MPH.
12/29/18 - 5:14AM - We never made it above freezing yesterday or last night and have about 1/4" of ice accretion on everthing this morning, with accretion still building as we are seeing freezing fog currently and a temp sitting between 30-31F. Temps should spike this morning to around 40F before falling through the day on stiff NW winds.
12/28/18 - 12:24PM - We picked up 3.0" of new snow this morning before things changed over to sleet and now freezing rain with a current temp of 27F. It will continue to warm up through the day and any freezing rain will change over to plain rain by days end. No big snow or brutal cold in sight.
12/25/18 - 8:43AM - Merry Christmas to all!
12/22/18 - 6:55PM - We picked up 1.73" of rainfall over the past 2 days and nearly all of our snowpack has melted away from the rain and temps in the 50's the past 2 days! It looks like a green Christmas for us this year! It will be cold going forward though, but no snow in sight until possibly next Thursday. Stay tuned for updates!
12/20/18 - 6:36AM - A Winter Weather Advisory has now been issued for our area for freezing rain tonight into about mid-morning tomorrow morning, for 0.10" to 0.25" of ice accretion before temps warm up and things change over to plain rain. We are expecting to see 1"-3" of rain with this next storm and temps possibly near 50F! Gusty SE winds will be an issue Friday night as well. A Flood Watch has been issued for rapid rises of area streams and rivers due to the heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt. This storm may completely wipe out our current snowpack making for a green/brown Christmas this year.
12/15/18 - 7:55PM - Temps have moderated over the past day or two and will remain warmer over the next week. Some light snow is likely on Monday, and then we may see a rain storm :( come next Friday. That won't be good for our current snowpack leading into what was originally looking like a White Christmas, but may not end up being so if that forecast holds. We will see...
12/10/18 - 8:08PM - The cold weather continues with lows running in the single digits F and highs making it only into the teens and low 20's. It will remain quiet as well with our next storm not expected until possibly this coming weekend, and temps may end up warming up just in time for that storm to arrive, leading to a messy mix and rain! What an odd winter it has been so far.
12/05/18 - 8:14PM - Mid-winter cold temperatures will continue over the next week but no storms are in sight. Long range models point to a warm-up by mid-month with high temps possibly making it into the 40's for a while. We'll have to wait and see if this holds true. If so, our current snowpack could be in jeoprady of melting away before Christmas. It sure doesn't feel like it will right now however with a temp sitting at 15F as I write this.
11/30/18 - 7:58PM - More messy weather is on the way for tomorrow night into Sunday. We are expecting 1-2" of snow before things change over to sleet and freezing rain, and then plain rain by mid-morning on Sunday. We won't see much rain, but enough to make our current snowpack very wet. More melting on Monday followed by the return to winter thereafter.
11/27/18 - 4:37PM - Our snowfall total is 7.2", and although some rain/snow is still falling and will likely flip back to plain snow before the precip wraps up tonight, not much more accumulation is expected.
11/27/18 - 8:17PM - Snow has begun to fall here in Leeds. We are expecting anywhere from 5-10" by tomorrow afternoon when this storm wraps up. I am away from home for the majority of the day tomorrow but will be home to update snowfall totals in the evening.
11/25/18 - 3:32PM - After snow freezing rain this morning and warmer temps near freezing today, We become more wintry beginning tomorrow. A Winter Storm Watch has now been issued for our area for 8" to 14" of snow tomorrow evening through Tuesday evening. Stay tuned for updates!
11/22/18 - 8:30PM - Happy Thanksgiving! It sure doesn't feel like Thanksgiving around here as we have set a new record low temp for this date (2F) and a new record low high temp for this date (12F)! With winds gusting to 30MPH+ all day we had lots of drifting snow and wind chills well below 0F all day. It feels more like January!
11/21/18 - 6:19PM - We picked up 4.2" of snow yesterday and then another 1.2" this evening in the snow squalls that passed through. They were intense, with gusty winds as well. Now the arctic air is moving in!
11/19/18 - 6:01PM - A Winter Weather Advisory has now been issued for our area for 3-6" of snow tomorrow morning through tomorrow evening. Stay tuned for updates!
11/15/18 - 7:35AM - A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued for our area for 6-10" of snow tonight through tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for updates! Meanwhile, our low temp this morning was 9.1F! Winter has definitely arrived!
11/14/18 - 3:48PM - We are now under a Winter Storm Watch for our Snowstorm expected on Thursday night into most of the day Friday for 6-10" of snow possible. Stay tuned for updates!
11/13/18 - 6:37PM - We picked up another 2.5" of new snow this morning before things changed over to some freezing rain and then plain rain (1.36" of liquid equivalent). We are now under a Wind Advisory for tonight through tomorrow for strong NW winds up to 50MPH. Tomorrow will be brutally cold for this time of the year.
10/05/18 - 7:02AM - We are under a Freeze Warning for tonight as temps are expected to drop into the upper 20's to around 30F. We have already dropped to 31F a couple weeks ago, so our growing season has already ended, but any areas around that didn't see those cold temps will likely see them tonight.
10/04/18 - 7:50AM - The rainy weather continues for a welcome change as we definitely needed it! And now the fall foliage is rapidly emerging with northern Maine and the mountains now in peak conditions. We are seeing moderate color in our region, with peak color expected for us within the next week or two.
9/26/18 - 8:19AM - We picked up 1.15" of rain over the past 24 hours. It is foggy and drizzling this morning but should brighten up through the day before we have to watch for Severe T-storms this evening as a strong cold front approaches from the west!
9/25/18 - 10:24AM - The growing season has officially ended here in Leeds, ME with a low temp last night of 31.8F. We were at or below freezing for a good portion of the night. Rain is moving in today, and we should see between 1 and 2" by the end of the day tomorrow.
9/22/18 - 2:26PM - Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings are up for our area for tonight, and likley tomorrow night as the coldes airmass of the season moves in on stiff NW winds today. We have already had a frost, but a heavier frost is likely over the next few nights with much cooler daytime highs as well. With the leaves changing colors now, it really does feel like fall on this first day of the new season.
9/19/18 - 4:01PM - The leaves are starting to change colors quickly now, and with more seasonable temps on the way into the forseeable future the colors should really start to show up over the next few weeks. We would like to see some rain however as it continues to remain very dry!
8/29/18 - 5:38PM - This heat can go away any time now. It's nearly September, which means cooler temps should be on our doorstep, so hopefully this heat and humidity we are seeing now is short lived. We are also still in need of rain as it remains very dry.
8/21/18 - 3:20PM - My new ISS with the 24 hr FARS came in earlier today. It is now installed in place of my old ISS with the standard radiation shield, and I will keep that one in storage as a back-up. I'm anxious to see the difference with this new and improved ISS! Fall foliage season is right around the corner here in Maine. Foliage page updates will begin on this site within the next week or so.
8/11/18 - 6:57AM - I've purchased a new VP2 ISS with the 24hr Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield, which will provide the most accurate temp/humidity readings going forward. I hope to have it by the end of this week.
8/06/18 - 8:37PM - I've been experimenting with different software, and have also moved my sensors in even better locations for optimal accuracy. I'm looking into purchasing the 24hr Davis FARS radiation shield for my temp/humidity sensor for better accuracy there as well. On another note, the hot and humid summer weather continues here in central Maine.
7/07/18 - 9:10PM - Although our region is now classified under a moderate drought, we have received over 3 inches of rain over the first 7 days of the month of July from thunderstorms here in Leeds, ME, while immediate surrounding areas have seen much less if any at all. We've been the lucky ones over the past week with showers & storms. Lets hope that continues! Things are so green from all the rain currently!
6/07/18 - 7:36PM - We've finally seen some rain over the past few day, and although it only totaled 0.40", we will take it as we barely saw any rain all of last month. Not much more is in the forecast however though, and we need a lot more.
5/31/18 - 8:38PM - It continues to dry out more and more as we are now on our way to drought conditions. Some showers and storms are possible tomorrow afternoon as a more humid airmass moves in for a day, something we have not seen yet this year. Hopefully we get some decent rain in showers and storms tomorrow!
5/15/18 - 9:10AM - It's starting to dry out around here. We are in need of some rain, and it looks like we may see some showers and storms throughout the day today. If we do get some rain the leaves should really start to pop out on the trees.
4/27/18 - 7:44AM - We picked up 2.21" of rain over the past 36 hours, and we should see a bit more later today and into tonight. Warmer temps will return mid-week this coming week.
4/25/18 - 4:22PM - We saw our first 70F temp yesterday, with a high of 72F! Rain is expected tonight which should melt the last of the snow piles that are still around. Even warmer temps, possibly near 80F, are likely mid next week. Spring has finally arrived.
in the low 20's and strong winds. Another snowstorm on the way for Friday. Stay tuned!
11/10/18 - 5:35AM - 2.0" of new snow overnight. Now just rain showers and gusty winds this morning. Winds will ramp up even more this PM and turn towards the west.
11/06/18 - 4:52AM - Today will be damp and chilly, then a warm day tomorrow before things start to cool off. Next week the pattern looks like it'll shift to a much colder and possibly whiter pattern?! Winter may get off to an early start this year around here! Stay tuned and keep checking back on the webcam to see when snow finally covers the ground.
10/30/18 - 11:02AM - After our recent cold snap and multiple light snow events, temperatures will moderate over the next week or so with highs in the 40's and 50's, but the weather will remain active with rain expected each day after Wednesday of this week. The leaves have all dropped with the exception of the oaks, which tend to hang on tough until mid-November. Hunting season in now underway.
10/18/18 - 5:28AM - SNOW!!! We had our first snow as a squall came through around 3AM this morning. It was enough to put a dusting down on all colder surfaces. Now we're just waiting for the wind to ramp up!
10/17/18 - 9:02PM - A Wind Advisory is up for tomorrow for wind gust throughout the day of over 40MPH. It will be a cold day as well with high temps remaining in the 30's, with wind chills in the teens. Some snow flurries may even be in the air from time to time, with accumulating snow likely in the western Maine mountain notches! Winter is on its way!
10/11/18 - 2:50PM - My new webcam is now installed. Check it out above! It's a 4MP HD Reolink IP camera that updates once per minute (just refresh your browser for the latest image). And its up just in time for peak foliage season here!
4/19/18 - 4:28PM - Spring may finally be here with high temps possibly reaching 60F early next week! After the snow/ice and cold temps that we have continued to experience, the warmer weather will be nice. Most of the snow has now melted other than in the shaded areas.
4/11/18 - 6:51AM - We picked up an inch of snow late yesterday evening as some snow showers/squalls came through. It will melt away quickly today however with high temps expected to reach the mid to upper 40's.
4/06/18 - 8:22PM - We're up to 4.1" of snow so far and its still snowing lightly. Not much more accumulation is expected however. Another small overacheiving storm!
4/06/18 - 5:31PM - Steady snow is falling currently and we've already picked up 1.5"! And it's April 6th. Spring is not ready to show up just yet. We should end up with between 2" and 3" with this event, which will be over by later this evening.
4/01/18 - 5:51PM - Happy Easter to all! The snow is melting fast in the now strong April sun and these temps in the 40's to near 50. It's finally starting to look and feel like spring.
3/28/18 - 12:22PM - The warmer weather over the next few days (with rain tomorrow night) looks like it won't last, and winter battles back for next week with high temps struggling to get out of the 30's, which is well below normal for what will be the first week of April. A few shots at some light snow/mixed precip looks possible next week as well. Stay tuned.
3/25/18 - 5:07PM - We picked up 2" of new snow overnight last night in some heavy snow squalls that came through. On and off snow showers continued for part of today.
3/23/18 - 7:53AM - The most recent storm stayed well to our south. No snow from this one for us. Our snow depth is still over 2ft. We will see some snow showers/light snow Saturday/Saturday night as a cold front comes through. More spring-like temperatures in the 40's look possible finally for most of next week, leading up to Easter. Some rain is even possible Thursday of next week.
3/20/18 - 8:44PM - This next Nor'easter will mainly stay well to our south, as we should only see maybe an inch or two of snow overnight tomorrow night. Cold temperatures will prevail into at least the next week however. Spring doesn't want to show up just yet!
3/16/18 - 5:36PM - Arctic air is on the way once again. High temps will remain in the 20's over the next few days, with lows dropping down into the single digits. We are still watching the potential for yet another Nor'easter next week (Wednesday/Thursday timeframe). Stay tuned!
3/14/18 - 5:16PM - We ended up with 20" of new snow from this most recent Nor'easter. Our current snow depth is just under 4ft and our season total is now up over 120"! And that's with what was a very quiet January and February! Plenty of snow out there now for outdoor winter activities!
3/12/18 - 6:35PM - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our area for late tonight through Wednesday morning. We expect to see 12-18" once again from this major Nor'easter expected to hit us mainly during the day tomorrow and into tomorrow night.
3/11/18 - 8:09AM - A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for our area for Tuesday's storm. It's looking like a foot of snow (or more!) is becoming likely Tuesday into Tuesday night. Stay tuned as the forecast continues to update with new storm model run updates.
3/10/18 - 6:35PM - We're now watching the potential for yet another Nor'easter to hit Tuesday into Tuesday night. Confidence is increasing that we will see some impacts from the storm, however at this time there is a lot of uncertainty as to the exact track the storm will take, which will have an impact on how much snow and wind we see. Stay tuned as forecasts continue to be updated.
3/09/18 - 9:12AM - Our storm snowfall total is 19.0" here in Leeds, ME.
3/08/18 - 6:19PM - Althouh it is still snowing lightly and will do so on and off through the night, not much more accumulation is expected (up to an inch more). After viewing my snow depth stick and doing some measurements, our storm total here in Leeds is 19.0".
3/08/18 - 5:08PM - We're up to 19.0" here in Leeds as of 5PM, and still counting. Looks like we'll close out right around 20" for this event.
3/08/18 - 3:21PM - With all of this wind it's a tough snowfall to measure, but we'll take a few official measurements later. As it is right now, we unofficially have 15" and its snowing as hard now as it has during the whole storm. If it keeps this up we will end up over 20" before all is said and done.
3/06/18 - 4:19PM - Snowfall should start around 5PM tomorrow, and will last until Thursday night. According to my NWS generated map above, we should see 18-24" before all is said and done with this storm. It will be a windy storm as well with NE winds gusting to 40MPH. Power outages are possible. Keep an eye on my webcam for current conditions! I'm working the next 2 days but will try to update snowfall amounts on my Snowfall page as often as possible (probably each evening around 6-7PM), and will post a final snow total here in these notes.
3/06/18 - 6:44AM - Here we go again. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our area for 12-18" of snow and winds gusting to 40MPH. Snow should start tomorrow afternoon and last through most of Thursday.
3/05/18 - 5:20PM - It's looking like a major Nor'easter is on the way for Wednesday night through Thursday. Over a foot of snow and blizzard conditions are looking likely. Stay tuned for updates!
3/03/18 - 6:15PM - Our peak wind gust for the storm actually happened this morning at 9:30AM. A gust of 48MPH was recorded on my Davis VP2. My anemometer tripod was actually knocked over in an even larger gust, which likely exceeded 50MPH. I guess I'll have to re-secure the mount.
3/02/18 - 4:52PM - We received a coating of sleet/freezing rain earlier this morning, but other than that have seen no precipitation from the major Nor'easter currently affecting most of souther New England. It has been a breezy day however with a peak wind gust (as of 4:45PM) of 39MPH on my Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station. It will stay windy through tomorrow.
2/28/18 - 8:47PM - It's looking like rain to wet snow possible on Friday, with very little accumulation as temps will be just to warm (mid 30's) for any accumulation other than in the higher elevations around our area. Wind will lead headlines though with NE gusts Friday and Saturday reaching 40-45MPH.
2/27/18 - 5:34PM - We're keeping an eye on the potential for a major storm around Friday. Stay tuned for updates. On a side note, the sap continues to flow very well with these perfect temps.
2/25/18 - 8:02PM - I'm going to be experimenting again with my webcam over the next few days to see if I can get it up and running on this site once again. It may be hit or miss until I can decide whether it's worth keeping up again. We'll give it a go for now.
2/25/18 - 4:56PM - We ended up with 4.3" of snow from this event, and even though its still snowing we should see much more accumulation. We boiled down another 30 gallons of sap today. Warm temps over the next week with cold nights should be great for sap flow!
2/24/18 - 5:49PM - We are under a Winter Weather Advisory for 3-6" of snow during the day today. It will be a wet snow with temps hovering right around freezing. Warm temps will rule over the next week plus, with highs in the low 40's and lows in the 20's. Perfect sap flow conditions!