Blizzard to slam Maine Thursday, likely bringing a foot of snow
A blizzard arriving Thursday morning will batter the state with high winds and drop about a foot of snow across the state, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm is expected to mark the second “ bomb cyclone” — when sudden winds accelerate in force over a 24-hour period — to hit the state since an Oct. 30 storm knocked out power to nearly half a million Mainers and caused millions of dollars in damage. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump declared that storm a disaster and approved federal funding to assist in local recovery efforts.
The Legislature on Wednesday postponed its Thursday committee hearings ahead of the storm.
Snow in Greater Bangor will start falling earlier than predicted Thursday, arriving mid-morning and blanketing the city with a foot of snow by early Friday morning.
Precipitation will start earlier in the southern counties, where higher-than-expected snow totals will collect, starting around 7:30 a.m. and letting up around midnight.
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