All posts by Charlie Lopresti

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.

Winter Forecast 2019-2020

Here we are again in a cool and seemingly snowy November in Maine. It’s time to start looking head to winter 2019-2020.  Here’s what we’re thinking for December through February. Average Around Normal Temperatures in Maine. Start Warm in December And Transition Cold Late January Through February Above Normal Precipitation And Snowfall in Maine Higher […]

Finally, Some Decent Snow Is In The Forecast

***Tuesday Afternoon Update*** We’re still expecting a significant storm Saturday night through Sunday. Today’s data is suggesting slightly warmer air aloft arriving Sunday.  The change to sleet and possibly freezing  late weekend remains a possibility (esp at the coast). We’re still many days out, and lots of time to iron out the fine details. Stay […]

Winter Forecast 2018-2019

Normal Temperatures Above Normal Snowfall Slow Start To Winter In December February Most Significant Cold And Snow January Thaw With Highs 50s High Percentage No Snow On The Ground Christmas Morning (Portland) Wow, where did the summer and fall go?  It’s that time of year, we’re taking a look ahead to the winter months here […]

Growing A Big Pumpkin 2018

This story begins on a warm March Day after cross county skiing. We were coming out of a snowy winter, but pumpkin season was fast approaching. This particular patch rested for three years,  and we had high hopes. Time to shovel off an area to install soil heating cables and a hoop house. I like […]

Summer 2018

Meteorological summer (June-August) is drawing to a close and sure has been a memorable one. Most extreme humidity on record Portland Projected to be hottest on record Portland These are the two topics that come to mind off the top of my head. HUMIDITY Lets talk about the humidity. If you think this has been […]

Wednesday/Thursday Nor’easter

Forecast is on track for our next big one to arrive Wednesday afternoon and extend through Thursday night. Timing:  Snow developing Wednesday afternoon for most. If we get any snow Wednesday morning or mid-day it should be very light.   Heaviest Wednesday night through Thursday Morning. That range will be the worst of the storm.  Snow […]

Wednesday Snow Storm

  The next big ticket weather maker will arrive on Wednesday.   It’s going to be a fast mover with a solid thump of snow for about 10 to 12 hours. Here are the details a few days out. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect. The Watch will be converted to Winter Storm Warnings and […]