26 Jan WCME Midcoast News January 26
It won’t necessarily be record-setting but it will be massive and furious, and we may have two new feet of snow on the ground on Wednesday in the aftermath of a blizzard hitting the entire Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. The storm will arrive this evening, with a blizzard warning posted by the National Weather Service from 10 this evening until 4 Wednesday morning, and a coastal flood watch from 1 tomorrow morning until 6 Wednesday morning. The worst of the storm is likely to come tomorrow with not only snow but blustery winds and significantly reduced visibility. But meteorologist Eric Schwibs at the National Weather Service in Gray tells WCME News 9 that in spite of the widespread use of the word “historic” to describe this storm, it really isn’t–at least so far as Maine is concerned. Schwibs notes that in February 2013 we on the Midcoast experienced a blizzard that dumped 30 inches of snow–more than is expected this time.