11/16 Winter Weather Warning!

It's that time of year! A friendly reminder to be cautious on the roads and maintain safe distances from the plow trucks. They work hard to keep us safe, let's do our part to keep them safe! Stay off the roads if at all possible. Sand is available at the sand shed for Sumner residents.

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HAPPY WINTER!

Sumner Town Office Posted from WGME A winter weather advisory is in place until Wednesday afternoon for inland Cumberland and southern Oxford counties, with the remainder of Oxford, Franklin, and Somerset counties seeing the advisory expiring Thursday AM. "PORTLAND (WGME)--- The first snow of the season is on the way to much of Maine for Wednesday, with some parts of Maine seeing just rain, and other areas receiving an icy mix. Travel conditions will be treacherous in parts of the state on Wednesday.


Tuesday will be quiet and cool with highs in the upper 30s or low 40s. Clouds will increase throughout the day ahead of Wednesday's winter storm.


Wednesday’s storm will begin shortly after midnight. Snow will begin inland, likely remaining plain rain at the coastline.


Before sunrise will be the best chance for coastal areas to see snowflakes or a brief coating of snow.


By morning commute time tomorrow, things will be pretty messy. Moderate to heavy snow will be falling for places like Lewiston, Auburn, and Augusta, with rain at the coast and an icy mix in between.

With a heavy wet snow, expect slushy roads and hazardous driving. The first storm of the season often brings some of the worst travel conditions of the entire winter. Take it slow Wednesday. By the afternoon, many areas will change over to sleet or a rain/sleet/snow mix.


This will keep conditions icy, especially in the foothills and mountains.

Mountain areas likely keep snow all day Wednesday, but some sleet could even mix in there.


As far as totals, the coast likely doesn’t see too much. If things remain a bit colder than expected, a coating will be possible in some spots, but otherwise mainly rain is expected.

For inland areas from Lewiston to Augusta, totals will be around 1-2”, with snow to start changing to sleet and even some rain.


The highest totals will be in the foothills and mountains. Mountain areas likely see 4-8” of mainly all snow, though some sleet could mix in. This will be a great storm for ski areas.

Snow/sleet/rain will be mostly over by 8pm. Skies gradually clear overnight, and the rest of the week is looking chilly and quiet. There will be some lingering flurries or snow showers over the mountains on Thursday and Friday."


Posted from WGME


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