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Snowfall and Rainfall Totals for the March 20-21 2008 Blizzard


Here are the snowfall totals for the storm.

  • First is a map showing snowfall totals across the state of Maine.
  • Second is a list of actual snowfall, wind speed and ice reports at various locations within northern Maine.

Our appreciation is extended to highway departments, cooperative observers, SKYWARN spotters and the media for these reports.

A special thanks is extended to the general public for phoning in reports via our automated system. Your help is appreciated and aided us greatly in updating our products.

Map of Storm Total Snowfall

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Snow, Rain and Wind Reports
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...SUMMARY
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1000 AM EDT SAT MAR 22 2008

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM
THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND
MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/CARIBOU

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


MAINE

...AROOSTOOK COUNTY...
   FORT KENT             17.0   700 AM  3/22 COOP
   MADAWASKA             16.0   712 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   VAN BUREN             16.0   700 AM  3/22 COOP
   LILLE                 15.5  1222 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   CARIBOU WFO           14.5   700 AM  3/22 ASOS
   FREEDOM ACRES         14.5   531 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   STOCKHOLM             14.3   730 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   ESTCOURT STATION      14.0   921 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   FORT FAIRFIELD        14.0   700 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   SAINT PAMPHILE        14.0  1100 AM  3/21 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
   WESTMANLAND           13.0   904 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   VAN BUREN             12.3   922 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   ASHLAND               12.0   542 AM  3/21 DOT
   FORT FAIRFIELD POE    12.0  1100 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   LIMESTONE POE         12.0  1113 AM  3/21 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
   PRESQUE ISLE          12.0   700 AM  3/21 TIM
   SAINT FRANCIS         12.0  1118 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   WASHBURN              12.0   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   WOODLAND              12.0   921 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   SAINT AGATHA          11.5  1231 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   ALLAGASH              11.0   700 AM  3/22 COOP
   CASTLE HILL           11.0  1100 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   EASTON POE            11.0  1100 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   LIMESTONE             11.0   923 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   MARS HILL             11.0   830 AM  3/21 AMATEUR RADIO
   MARS HILL             11.0   901 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   PERHAM                11.0   841 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   BRIDGEWATER POE       10.0  1100 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   FORT KENT             10.0   857 AM  3/21 DOT
   OAKFIELD               9.0   718 PM  3/21 DOT
   GARFIELD PLANTATION    8.0   902 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   ISLAND FALLS           8.0   747 AM  3/21 3" SLEET 3/20 AM
   ISLAND FALLS           8.0   902 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   HOULTON                7.5   607 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   MONTICELLO POE         6.0  1100 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   SHERMAN                6.0   800 AM  3/21 1" SLEET/RAIN 3/20

...PENOBSCOT COUNTY...
   SPRINGFIELD            6.5   903 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   MILLINOCKET            5.5   800 AM  3/21 COOP
   LAKEVILLE              4.8   841 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   BANGOR                 0.6   800 AM  3/21 ASOS

...PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...
   MILO                   4.0   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   SEBEC LAKE             3.5   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   GUILFORD               3.0   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   DOVER-FOXCROFT         2.7   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   BARNARD PLANTATION     2.4   700 AM  3/21 COOP

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   SAINT JUSTE           18.0  1000 AM  3/21 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
   SAINT ZACHARIE        17.0  1100 AM  3/21 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
   SAINT AURELIE         12.0  1045 AM  3/21 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   TOPSFIELD              6.5   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   DANFORTH               6.0   903 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   VANCEBORO              5.5   800 AM  3/21 COOP
   PRINCETON              4.5   718 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   FOREST CITY            4.0   800 AM  3/21 USGS
   GRAND FALLS FLOWAGE    3.0   800 AM  3/21 USGS
   WEST GRAND DAM         3.0   800 AM  3/21 USGS
   WESLEY                 2.8   700 AM  3/22 COOP
   BAILEYVILLE            2.0   700 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   WHITING                0.3   632 AM  3/21 SPOTTER

***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                          ICE       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


MAINE

...AROOSTOOK COUNTY...
   BRIDGEWATER POE       0.10   200 PM  3/20 SN/PL/ZR MIX
   EASTON POE            0.10   200 PM  3/20 SN/PL/ZR MIX
   HOULTON               0.10   700 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   ISLAND FALLS          0.10   700 PM  3/20 SPOTTER

...PENOBSCOT COUNTY...
   MILLINOCKET           0.50   700 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   LAKEVILLE             0.25   115 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   LINCOLN               0.10   115 PM  3/20 SPOTTER

...PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...
   SEBEC                 0.15   142 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   BARNARD PLANTATION    0.10   700 AM  3/21 COOP
   GREENVILLE JUNCTION   0.10   130 PM  3/20 MIX W/ PL/ZR POST OFFICE
   MILO                  0.10   700 PM  3/20 SPOTTER

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   WAITE                 1.00   141 PM  3/20 SPOTTER
   TOPSFIELD             0.30   700 AM  3/21 COOP

***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION            PEAK WIND    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                         GUST       OF
                        (MPH)   MEASUREMENT


MAINE

...AROOSTOOK COUNTY...
   PORTAGE                 48   531 PM  3/21 COOP
   FRENCHVILLE             43   518 PM  3/21 ASOS
   FRENCHVILLE             41  1013 AM  3/21 SPOTTER
   WASHBURN                41   532 PM  3/21 COOP
   CARIBOU WFO             39  1100 AM  3/21 ASOS
   HOULTON                 38   530 PM  3/21 ASOS
   PRESQUE ISLE            38   529 PM  3/21 AWOS
   VAN BUREN               36   534 PM  3/21 COOP
   FORT KENT               31  1000 AM  3/21 COOP

...HANCOCK COUNTY...
   NORTH SEDGWICK          51   517 PM  3/21 FQT G TO 45
   BASS HARBOR RAINWISE    43   533 PM  3/21 COOP
   PROSPECT HARBOR         43  1000 AM  3/21 COOP
   STONINGTON RAINWISE     39  1000 AM  3/21 COOP
   BAR HARBOR              33   531 PM  3/21 AWOS
   ACADIA NATIONAL PARK    26  1100 AM  3/21 COOP

...PENOBSCOT COUNTY...
   BANGOR                  51   530 PM  3/21 ASOS
   MILLINOCKET             48   530 PM  3/21 ASOS
   PATTEN                  45  1100 AM  3/21 COOP

...PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...
   SEBEC LAKE              46   230 PM  3/21 COOP
   GREENVILLE              44   530 PM  3/21 ASOS

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   CUTLER                  53   532 PM  3/21 SPOTTER
   JONESPORT RAINWISE      43   533 PM  3/21 COOP
   EASTPORT                36  1100 AM  3/21 COOP
   DANFORTH                25  1100 AM  3/21 COOP

...BUOY...
   MATINICUS ROCK          59   535 PM  3/21
   MOUNT DESERT ROCK       53   535 PM  3/21
   EASTERN MAINE SHELF     46   534 PM  3/21

          



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