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The quick-moving storm that tore through the region Thursday evening caused several nearly simultaneous incidents in York.

Quick storm wreaks havoc with power lines, sailboats in York

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on July 21, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
A quick-moving storm tore through southern Maine Thursday evening caused several nearly simultaneous incidents in York.
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Strong thunderstorm warning issued for northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
A strong thunderstorm over Madawaska is expected to produce winds as fast as 30 mph and could bring half-inch size hail.
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Northern Lights & Milky Way at Pemaquid Point in 2013.

Northern lights may be visible in Maine Sunday night

By CBS 13 on July 16, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
The National Weather Service tweeted that the best time for aurora watching would be around 2 a.m. Monday, providing the weather remains clear.
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Storm winds forced an evacuation of the Down East Lobster Roll Festival at Thompson's Point in Portland on Saturday.

Violent storms cause chaos, destroy lobster roll event

By CBS 13 on July 10, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
A line of strong, fast-moving thunderstorms across Maine and New Hampshire took down trees, electricity and events Saturday.
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Severe thunderstorms heading to Somerset, Franklin counties

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, effective through 1:45 p.m. for the region.
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An Orono resident takes a stroll in the rain on Tuesday, June 20, in downtown Bangor.

Lots of rain, above average temperatures recorded in June in northern, eastern Maine

By Jen Lynds on July 05, 2017, at 7:37 p.m.
After a cool start to the month, temperatures across the state warmed up in the second week, with a few days experiencing high temps in the 80s on June 11.
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Trees around western Maine were uprooted and homes, vehicles and campers were damaged when four tornadoes touched down in the area Saturday.

Maine communities face holiday week cleanup after record five-tornado day

By CBS 13 on July 05, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
One twister in the Shawnee Peak area dragged along for two miles and was about 250 yards wide, according to the National Weather Service.
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Jackson Witherill took this photo on Sebago Lake during a tornado warning Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy CBS 13)

Witnesses recall terror, destruction during record four-tornado day in Maine

By CBS 13 on July 03, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
“It’s the scariest thing, I’ve ever gone through. I never experienced anything like this and I don’t want to again ever.”
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Route 302 in Bridgton was closed Saturday afternoon after wild weather that spawned a waterspout on Sebago Lake blew a tree over on the causeway across Moose Pond. Scores of trees fell in high winds, damaging homes and power lines and knocking out power to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. Bridgton Police Department photo.

Severe storms, 2 tornadoes wreak havoc in western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
A series of strong thunderstorms — and two confirmed tornadoes — brought down trees, flooded and blocked roads, displaced campers and knocked out power Saturday in the western reaches of Maine.
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Route 302 in Bridgton was closed Saturday afternoon after wild weather that spawned a waterspout on Sebago Lake blew a tree over on the causeway across Moose Pond. Scores of trees fell in high winds, damaging homes and power lines and knocking out power to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. Bridgton Police Department photo.

Wild weather spawns waterspout on Sebago Lake

By Bill Trotter on July 01, 2017, at 9:58 p.m.
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Lightning strikes in Old Orchard Beach in 2012.

Severe thunderstorms pose flash flooding risk for western, southern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 01, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The weather is expected to be mostly dry and warm for Fourth of July festivities on Tuesday.
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Hail is visible on the deck of Presque Isle resident James Robinson after scattered storms across the state brought both hail and lightning throughout Tuesday, June 27, 2017. There was some damage after lightning sparked a house fire in Cushing and struck a business in Thomaston.

Hail, lightning reported across Maine

By Jen Lynds on June 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Lightning from these storms also took a toll throughout the state Tuesday.
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Flood waters in the harbor of Blue Hill lap over the top of the town pier off Water Street on Nov. 16, 2016.

Early-week thunderstorms cause flooding, possibly house fire

By Nick McCrea on June 20, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
“Small creeks and streams could leave their banks and cause flooding. This is especially true in hilly and mountainous areas.”
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A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
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Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
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Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
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Tourists explore the southwest side of Cadillac Mountain on a sunny summer day in July of 2016.

Breathing might be a bit more difficult along the coast today

By Nick McCrea on May 18, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
The sudden burst of heat in Maine on Thursday has prompted an air quality warning for all of coastal Maine.
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Tristian Soucie Thompson enjoys riding on his father, Jonathan Thompson, at the shoreline of Branch Lake in Ellsworth, Sept. 7, 2015.

Parts of Maine could approach 90 degrees Thursday

By Nick McCrea on May 16, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.
Some areas could set new high temperature records.
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Risk for major flooding in northern Maine passes

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Though some minor flooding is occurring in northern Aroostook County, the risk for major problems has passed thanks to a break in the rain.
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The view of the Souadobscook Stream in Hampden which, along with many other bodies of water, experienced extremely low levels of water due to the 2016 drought.

Drought plaguing Maine since last summer finally over

By Danielle McLean on April 27, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
All 16 counties are no longer identified as being in drought conditions, ending a dry spell that dried up 426 wells throughout the state since last summer.