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Third nor'easter in 2 weeks to dump at least a foot of snow on Maine

Snow Map (WGME)

This article is from March 13th.

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Here we go again. This is the third powerful storm in the northeast in as many weeks.

Snow and wind will once again dominate weather headlines Tuesday and Wednesday.

TIMING

Snow develops between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The heaviest snowfall will be between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow rates at times will be 1 to 3 inches per hour.

The snow will become lighter late Tuesday night through Wednesday.

The snow should finally come to an end early Wednesday afternoon for most locations.

HOW MUCH

Most of the state will pick up 12-18 inches of snow.

WIND

Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph.

Peak gusts should get into the 40 to 45 mph range out of the north between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The combination of heavy snow and strong winds will lead to blizzard or near blizzard conditions mid-day and afternoon Tuesday.

FLOODING

Tides are not running astronomically high this week.

Therefore, significant coastal flooding is not expected. S

plash over and beach erosion is likely around these high tides:

  • 9:13 a.m. Tuesday 8.8'
  • 9:50 p.m. Tuesday 8.2'
  • 9:59 a.m. Wednesday 9.1'

POWER OUTAGES

The combination of heavy snow and strong winds will lead to the potential of power outages.

CBS 13 has your full FORECAST.

Track the storm using our INTERACTIVE RADAR.

CBS 13 has the latest list of CLOSINGS, DELAYS, & PARKING BANS.

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