MAINE, USA — Low pressure is forming off of Cape Cod right now. Lightning strikes are occurring with the rapid intensification. The track of the low will take it into the Gulf of Maine where it will spin back to the west then loop out to the east by the end of the day. That type of track is unusual and is what makes this storm special and so difficult to forecast. As it creeps back to the west, it will send an intense band of snow through the State. Snow rates within that band will top 1" per hour and will last several hours pushing many into that 6-10" range. We are counting on that band working all the way back to the New Hampshire border.
It's continuing to thump into midday. The heavy band will be overhead most of Maine. Snow rates top 1" per hour and thundersnow will be possible. Traveling will be very difficult.
During the afternoon the stacked low will begin to loop away. Intense lift will shift east and the heavy band will begin weakening and falling apart. Snow will taper off but gusty winds will continue to blow and drift snow through the evening.
Two day snow totals from the storm will be impressive with most receiving 6-10+".