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Weather Forecast Maps
   20-30 MINUTE forecast  Still image showing where precipitation is expected in the next 20-30 minutes

   24 HOUR forecast radar shows precipitation forecast for next 24 honors at 2-hour intervals.  ‘Past’ view shows most recent 2 hours observations at 10-minute intervals.  Zoom view.

   Animated weather map for the past hour and coming 5 hours.  You can zoom in for close-up view.

Animated 15 hour (Northeast close-up at 1 or 2-hour intervals),   48 hour (eastern U.S. at 1 or 2-hour intervals),  or  7 day (U.S. at 6-hour intervals).    Drag the time marker to show individual animation frames, or set it to play automatically.  Set the “Fast image load” button on right side to “Off”. to see 1-hour instead of 2-hour interval.


      10 day Forecast icons and charts – Weather Underground.  Link is to Monmouth ME, enter zipcode for your location.

Text Forecasts – National Weather Service.

Augusta – Waterville – Auburn – Lewiston
Bangor – Bucksport – Old Town
Bar Harbor – Ellsworth – Machias
Dover Foxcroft – Greenville
Farmington – Rumford
Fort Kent – Allagash
Houlton – Millinocket
Howland – Lincoln
Portland – Brunswick
Presque Isle – Caribou
Rangeley – Jackman

Some of the links below use “Universal Coordinate Time” (abbreviated as “UCT”, “Z”, or “GMT”).
Subtract 4 hours to convert UCT time to Eastern Daylight Savings (EDT).  From early November to early March, subtract 5 hours to convert to UCT to Eastern Standard Time.  See Converting UTC time to Local time for details.

Forecast Data TABLES – Once you learn how to read these tables they provide a detailed and quick way to see what is expected to happen and when. Remember to subtract 5 hours from UTC time to get Eastern Daylight Time (-4 hours during winter to get EST).
       3-day forecast DATA TABLE for 17 Maine stations.  Detailed forecast of expected rain, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, cloud cover at 3-hour intervals for the next 3 days.  Updated every 6 hours.  3-day forecast code definitions.

       8-day forecast DATA TABLE for 17 Maine stations.  Similar to 3-day table, but goes 8 days ahead with less detail.  Updated every 12 hours.  8-day forecast code definitions.


Long Range Forecast MAPS from NOAA (How to interpret Outlook maps)

6–10  and  8–14 DAY OUTLOOKS  Updated daily by 4pm
6–10 DAY TEMPERATURE outlook.  Chance for temperature to be Below, Near, or Above normal 6 – 10 days from now.
  Below/Near/Above = average temperature expected to be in the lower/middle/upper third of observations for that month compared to 1981-2010.
.     8–14 DAY TEMPERATURE outlook
          15-28 Day Temperature outlook   – updated weekly on Friday at 4pm.  Similar to above, but chance is for only two categories:  Below or Above normal.  Blank indicates temperatures near the 1981-2010 average for those dates is expected.

6–10 DAY PRECIPITATION outlook.  Chance for total precipitation to be Below, Near, or Above normal 6 – 10 days from now.
.      8–14 DAY PRECIPITATION outlook 
          15-28 Day Precipitation outlook  – updated weekly on Friday at 4pm.

Next Month 
OUTLOOKS for Temperature and Precipitation
New outlook available on 3rd Thursday of the month at 3pm,
.      Revised outlooks posted on last day of the month for Temperature and Precipitation

– Updated on 3rd Thurs. of the month.
Next 3-month Temperature      Next 3-month Precipitation

Later 3-month Temp. and Precip. Outlooks


Additional Weather Forecast Images

Two Day forecasts for precipitation TYPE (rain, snow, sleet) or AMOUNT.
Series of maps showing status at 3 hour intervals for next 48 hours.   Click on the arrow to advance the forecast time.

Sky cover Forecast – Maps that show percent of cloud cover expected for 6 hour intervals over today and tomorrow. Select the forecast hour from the drop down list above the image. Check to confirm that the day and UTC time on the map displayed is what you want.

Precipitation forecast maps
       2-DAY precipitation PROBABILITY forecast maps for Today, Tonight, Tomorrow, Tomorrow night – Maps for each 12 hour interval ending at 8pm or 8am.  S=showers, R=rain.


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