Cara Dreher, 9, of Bangor, holds on to her dad Jeff Dreher as they zip down the Union Street hill in Bangor on their sled New Year’s Day. Many families gathered on the popular sledding hill for a last day of vacation fun before most schools start back in session on Thursday. Temperatures in the mid thirties also made for an enjoyable day of fun in the snow. According to the National Weather Service, the mild weather will carry into Thursday with partly sunny skies and a high near 35 degrees.

A winter storm dumped snow throughout Maine, including 18 inches in western Maine.

Over the past 48 hours, a whopping 18 inches was recorded in Greenwood, 7-12 inches in the Portland area, 2-3 inches in Greater Bangor and 7-12 inches up north, according to the National Weather Service Caribou office.

Temperatures were in the 30s throughout much of the state, with cloudy skies and some breaks for sun. People throughout the state enjoyed the snow by getting outside, including families who took to sledding.

Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik