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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1221 PM EST FRI JAN 16 2015
 
MEZ009-012>014-019>022-025>028-161845-
SOUTHERN SOMERSET ME-ANDROSCOGGIN ME-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN ME-
KENNEBEC ME-INTERIOR WALDO ME-KNOX ME-INTERIOR CUMBERLAND ME-
CENTRAL SOMERSET ME-COASTAL WALDO ME-SAGADAHOC ME-SOUTHERN OXFORD ME-
LINCOLN ME-
1221 PM EST FRI JAN 16 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR...
  SOUTHERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN MAINE
  ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MAINE
  KENNEBEC COUNTY IN MAINE
  INTERIOR WALDO COUNTY IN MAINE
  KNOX COUNTY IN MAINE
  INTERIOR CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN MAINE
  CENTRAL SOMERSET COUNTY IN MAINE
  COASTAL WALDO COUNTY IN MAINE
  SAGADAHOC COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN OXFORD COUNTY IN MAINE
  LINCOLN COUNTY IN MAINE

* UNTIL 145 PM EST

* AT 1220 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS 
  TRACKING HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES 
  SOUTHWEST OF BLANCHARD TO NEAR CANTON TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF 
  WATERFORD... MOVING TO THE EAST AT 40 MPH.

* BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY WITH THESE SQUALLS...MEANING 
  VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH FOR A 10 
  MINUTE PERIOD OR SO AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION. DRIVING WILL BE 
  DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DURING THIS SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. A 
  QUICK INCH OF SNOW MAY FALL DURING THAT TIME AS WELL.

* IMPACTS... HEAVY SNOW CAN LIMIT VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A 
  HUNDRED FEET. YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ROADWAY HAZARDS WITHOUT HAVING 
  ADEQUATE TIME TO SAFELY AVOID THEM. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...DO SO AT 
  LOW SPEED AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. MAINTAIN EXTRA SEPARATION 
  BETWEEN YOURSELF AND SURROUNDING VEHICLES. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...
  LEWISTON...
  TURNER...
  MINOT...
  AUBURN...
  AND AUGUSTA. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

LAT...LON 4470 6884 4421 6934 4395 6946 4376 6931
      4377 6933 4403 6953 4383 6958 4382 6956
      4382 6958 4379 6957 4381 6958 4382 6960
      4377 6958 4401 6970 4393 7008 4415 7076
      4525 6974 4503 6934 4464 6918
TIME...MOT...LOC 1715Z 276DEG 36KT 4515 6966 4446 7027 4413 7086 

$$

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