Snowstorm leaves more than 25,000 homes and businesses without power in Maine – La Opinion

Authorities reported that more than 25,000 homes and businesses were without power in Maine after trees and branches laden with heavy, wet snow fell on power lines over the weekend.

He National Metereological Service declared the first winter storm warning of the season for New Hampshire and western Mainewhile the extreme northern Vermont It was also under a winter storm warning on Monday.

The storm dropped a mix of rain and snow in parts of New Englandwith some places recording more than half a foot (15 centimeters) of snow on Monday.

In some mountainous areas of western Maine and New Hampshire More than a foot of snow could be seen and it was expected that Vermont received up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow.

Vermont also had numerous delays and school closures during the day.

On the east coast, a storm drenched Philadelphia, New York and Boston on Sunday.

According to forecasts, several centimeters of snow accumulated from Sunday to Monday from the Adirondacks mountains of New York until White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.

Meanwhile, a series of storms are forecast to bombard the northwest over the next few days.

Las flood alerts are in effect for Seattle and Portland, Oregon, as well as estimates of 3 to 6 inches of rain for western Washington and Oregon.

have been issued winter storm warnings en Jackson, Wyoming; Park City, Utah y Aspen, Colorado.

Parts of the Northwest and Rocky Mountain ranges could see an additional 6 to 12 inches of snow through midweek.

Las High wind warnings are in effect from Montana to Colorado, where wind gusts could reach 60 mph, knocking out power. In some areas, the combination of mountain snow and strong winds could cause blackout conditions.

Also there is an increased risk of avalanches in parts of the northern Cascades in Oregon and Washington due to recent heavy snowfall and rapidly rising temperatures.

From Ohio to the west of NY Heavy snowfall was recorded last week, so alerts were issued on Tuesday and Wednesday about visibility problems and darkened road conditions.

It was estimated that snow could be in the range of 30 to 40 inches by the end of the storm, especially for the area of Tug Hill Plateau in the north of the state NY.

The lake effect snow It occurs when a mass of cold air flows over the still relatively warm and ice-free Great Lakes. The temperature difference creates clouds and eventually snow that falls downwind of the lakes.

Keep reading:

–At least 14 million Americans under winter weather alerts
–Heavy lake effect snowfall is expected from Ohio to western New York
–Thunderstorms, snow and possible tornadoes are forecast for the week of Thanksgiving 2023

2023-12-04 20:19:50
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