We've been following a large winter storm over the last several days, and of course by 'we' I mean actual qualified meteorologists in Maine. I'm just a weather nerd and like to report their findings to you. But I can take no credit for the actual science behind it.

So let's be real, we've had it pretty easy so far in Maine as far as our winter precipitation is concerned. We've had only a handful of plowable snow events this season and, of those, the majority really only produced a few inches of the white stuff. However, another plowable storm is headed our way on Tuesday, and it looks like it's going to mess up our commutes to work and school.

Ian Forsyth, Getty Images
Ian Forsyth, Getty Images

For people who don't care for the snow and wished they lived in a much warmer climate like Orlando, this has been a welcomed trend. However, for those people who enjoy getting on on their snowmobile or skis, then it has been a little less than desirable.

According to WMTW, the snow begins to move in late on Monday into early on Tuesday. Most places in Southern, Central and Eastern Maine can expect snow to be falling by Tuesday mid-morning.

Massive Blizzard Hits New England
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Chanel 8 is reporting that the snow is likely to be heavy at times and that wind gusts will increase throughout the duration of the storm. Most Maine towns can expect peak gusts to range from 30-35 miles per hour.

But how much snow can we expect? Well, that really depends on where in Maine you live. Let's take a look at the map WMTW released last night, shall we?

WMTW Snow Map
WMTW Snow MapMatt James

The very tip of southern Maine will be on the cusp of receiving the biggest snowfall total which ranges from 6-10". Further inland will be in the 3-6 inch range, and as you head further west, the snowfall totals drop off from 1-3 inches to just a dusting towards the mountain ranges.

Drier weather follows Tuesday's storm but the air is going to get much colder to round out the week.

Worry not though friends, the groundhog did not see his shadow, so we have that going for us I suppose.


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