MAINE, USA — There's no doubt "round one" dumped way more snow than expected in southern Maine. Thank thundersnow, and a persistent band for sitting over that corner of the state all day yesterday.
Over 10 inches of snow fell in the Portland area, but now it's compacting and will be tough to dig out.
The snow is ending now in southern Maine.
Bangor and eastern Maine will get into the heavier snow from late morning into early afternoon. Snowfall rates may be near 1" per hour at times. That's where the worst conditions will be by the middle of the day today.
Here's when I expect it to end: Southern Maine between noon and 4pm, central Maine between 4pm and 8pm, and after 8pm north of Bangor.
Final snow totals: Much higher than expected in western and southern Maine. But now the snow will be compacted where it's changed to rain.
The forecast is on target in eastern and northern Maine: 1-3" along the Downeast coast, 3-6" for Waterville and Bangor, 6-10" farther north, much of which falls today.