Monthly Archives: May 2014

Maine’s First Tornado of The Year

Photo taken from Houlton by Robin Bickford Ludlow  Maine in Aroostook County is the location of Maine’s first confirmed tornado of the season. A weak EF0 with max winds estimated  around 70 mph touched down for a short period around 1:50 PM Monday.  Its maximum path width was about 180 yards and traveled about the […]

A Treat In The Weekend Sky

Kerry Coffin from Bailey Island Maine was in the perfect spot to capture the beauty of these tsunami wave clouds Saturday evening.  They’re a great example of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves named for Lord Kelvin, and Hermann von Helmholtz. Click here. These wave clouds form the same way a wave crests or breaks on the ocean.  […]


“Coldest winter nationally in over 100 years” “12th snowiest meteorological winter on record for Portland”  (records go back to winter of 1881/82) “Coldest March on record in Caribou and Bangor” “One of the deepest snow packs on record to start the month of April in Caribou.” These are headlines that may have caught your eye […]

Introducing Check in with Charlie

I’m often asked, “How did you get interested in weather?” That’s a tough question to answer because my first memories (all the way back to the age of two) involved weather events. It probably started earlier than that though. As an infant, my mom followed the advice of her doctor to give me an hour or […]