THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 1 FOR NEW ENGLAND WINTER STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD 
400 AM EST MON FEB 23 2009


...A RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING STORM BRINGS HEAVY SNOWS TO NEW
ENGLAND...

WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT ACROSS ALL OF MAINE...VERMONT
AND MOST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST WATCHES AND
WARNINGS...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 400 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURFACE
OBSERVATIONS...SHIP AND BUOY DATA INDICATE A 982 MB LOW LOCATED
APPROXIMATELY 45 MILES TO THE EAST OF BAR HARBOR MAINE.  THIS LOW
IS INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD AT APPROXIMATELY
20 MPH.  AT 400 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS
AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED A BAND OF VERY HEAVY SNOW
FALLING ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF MAINE.  LIGHTER SNOW FALL WAS
BEING REPORTED ACROSS VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES THROUGH 400 AM EST MON
FEB 23...

...MAINE...
BRIDGTON              16.3
RUMFORD               16.0
RAYMOND               14.0
GRAY NWS OFFICE       11.2
HOLLIS                10.5
AUBURN                10.0

...NEW HAMPSHIRE...
ALTON BAY             12.5
SUNAPEE               10.5
WOLFEBORO             10.0
CLAREMONT             10.0
WEARE                  7.5

...VERMONT...
SUTTON                10.7
MARSHFIELD            10.0
MORETOWN              10.0
NEWARK                 9.3
CHELSEA 2 NW           7.5
WOODSTOCK              7.0
SOUTH BURLINGTON       6.1

...MASSACHUSETTS...
SAVOY                  7.5
JIMINY PEAK            7.0
COLRAIN                7.0
CHESTERFIELD           6.0
LANESBOROUGH           4.5

...CONNECTICUT...
SHARON                 4.5


THE LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE MAINE COAST IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO
INTENSIFY THIS MORNING AS IT PUSHES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES.  HEAVY SNOWS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL ACROSS
CENTRAL TO NORTHERN MAINE THIS MORNING...WITH SNOWFALL INTENSITIES
DECREASING BY THIS AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY
SNOWFALL...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER MAINE ON MONDAY...WITH STORM
TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE.  

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT 1000 AM EST

ORAVEC/KONG





Last Updated: 415 AM EST MON FEB 23 2009