A developing low Christmas morning brought blizzard conditions to portions of Maine.
The increased winds and constant snow prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Blizzard Warning.
A Blizzard Warning has been issued for portions of Maine. Whiteout conditions occurring from heavy snow and winds with gusts up to 50 mph. pic.twitter.com/09W4mpDFPQ
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 25, 2017
Snow is beginning to wind down over NH, but southern ME still has a bit more to go. We are seeing snowfall rates of 2-4" per hour in the heavier bands over ME. Remember, even after the snow comes to an end, gusty winds will continue to cause restrictions in visibility. pic.twitter.com/dBe6koOBGH
— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) December 25, 2017
With snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour with the heavier, convective bands over Maine and the increasing winds, blizzard conditions created very limited visibility.
Gusts up to 50 mph were blowing snow and created white out conditions.
Within those heavier snow bands, snow could be localized to over a foot of accumulation. Cumberland, ME had a preliminary observation of 13″ before the snow had even ended.
The snow will start to lessen as we continue for the second half of the day but still be very careful outside if you must leave your house and venture out on the roads.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych