Stories about National Weather Service

Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Bangor in July 2013.

Entire state under severe thunderstorm watch

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
Firefighters work in a field that was hit by the Carlton Complex Fire, near Brewster, Washington July 20, 2014.

Smoke from western fires on its way to Maine

By Julia Bayly on July 21, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.

Crews from Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island continue to repair tropical storm damage

By Jen Lynds and Nick McCrea on July 06, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms Tuesday wreak havoc throughout much of Maine

on July 02, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.

Severe weather conditions spawn funnel cloud in Aroostook County

By Julia Bayly on May 26, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.

National Weather Service, Knox County calling all storm chasers

By Stephen Betts on May 21, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.
Billy Damon, Makayla Gordon and Ben Waite pilot a small boat through Stonington Harbor on their way to fill lobster boats with bait from Damon Lobster Co. on Sunday during a snowstorm.

Storm surpasses predictions in parts of Maine

By Douglas McIntire, Sun Journal on Feb. 25, 2013, at 6:14 a.m.
Northern Maine residents were dealing with up to a foot of snow that fell over the region Wednesday. By early afternoon the snow had tapered off with forecasters calling for another inch or so over night into Thursday

Storm dumps foot of snow over St. John Valley

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 20, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
Tow trucks pick up cars crashed along Interstate 295 southbound Friday morning after a multicar pileup reported during the morning commute. A major storm had begun in southern Maine, forecast to bring more than a foot of snow by the time it completes Saturday.

1 hurt in 19-vehicle pileup on I-295 in Cumberland

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 08, 2013, at 8:47 a.m.
Maine Department of Transportation plow truck driver Brian Austin uses furniture polish to clean his plow truck windows and mirrors. He says the wax does not let ice and snow build up on the glass. "Plowin's my thing," Austin said.

Forecasters expect ‘a big snow event,’ but will it be historic?

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 07, 2013, at 12:14 p.m.

National Weather Service predicting possible record-breaking storm

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 06, 2013, at 11:26 a.m.

Warm front, rain expected in Maine

By Andrew Neff on Jan. 29, 2013, at 10:09 p.m.

It’s freezing cold, sure, but it’s not record-setting

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 25, 2013, at 12:02 p.m.
A flatbed driver prepares to haul a car out of the ditch on Washington Avenue in Portland Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 during snowy weather. In response top the snow, the city called a parking ban from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Snowfall causes accidents across Maine

BDN staff reports on Jan. 16, 2013, at 7:07 a.m.
Rick Bragg (left) and Jerry Watson clear snow from their mailbox along Union Street in Bangor on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. People across the region were clearing driveways and raking roofs after Thursday's snowstorm dumped 7 inches of snow on the Bangor area according to the National Weather Service. Houlton residents got 16.5 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service.

Mainers dig out in wake of major winter storm

BDN staff reports on Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:43 a.m.

Weather advisories issued throughout Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 10, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
A car drives through floodwater on Broadway in Bangor after heavy rains caused flooding and washed out some roads in the region on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Is Maine experiencing more ‘extreme’ precipitation?

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 21, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.
Floodwaters washed away the gravel from several sections of the railroad tracks in Brownville. A storm dropped about eight inches of rain, causing extensive flooding and washouts in the area.

Forecast for heavy rain threatens more flooding for northern, eastern Maine

By Jen Lynds on June 25, 2012, at 2:09 p.m.

Skywarn Weather Spotters sought in Aroostook County

By Natalie Bazinet, Aroostook Republican & News on May 17, 2012, at 6:46 p.m.

Forecast for New England includes snow, freezing rain

The Associated Press on April 22, 2012, at 10:49 a.m.