National Weather Service predicting possible record-breaking storm

Posted Feb. 06, 2013, at 11:26 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 06, 2013, at 12:28 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — The National Weather Service is forecasting a nor’easter at the end of this week that meteorologist Mike Kistner said could break records in some Maine towns.

“We could see really significant snowfall,” Kistner said of the storm forecasted to hit Maine between Friday and Saturday morning.

Kistner said areas from Bangor all the way to Portsmouth, N.H., will be affected. He said it’s unclear exactly how many inches could fall.

“We’re just waiting until all the data comes in until we throw any numbers [out there],” he said.

Kistner said based on the track of the storm, areas north of Bangor won’t be as affected, but coastal areas could see significant snowfall totals.

The storm could affect sporting events across the state, with Friday marking the final day of regular-season high school basketball action, while state championship events in cheerleading and wrestling, along with Eastern Maine regionals in track and field, all are scheduled for Saturday.

The Portland Pirates have already rescheduled Friday night’s home game at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Pirates and Providence Bruins will play at 7:05 p.m. Thursday.

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