New England’s latest winter storm brought a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to Maine. Varying snow totals were reported across the state as original snowfall predictions changed due to an influx of warmer conditions.
As Derek Schroeter of the National Weather Service pointed out, the presence of a warm air mass resulted in less snow and more mixed precipitation in central and southern Maine. Still, plenty of areas reported more than a foot of new snow.
Ski area Sunday River, located in Bethel, announced 14 to 16 inches of snowfall by midday.
14-16” and counting. pic.twitter.com/9vkBL4x4My
— Sunday River (@sundayriver) January 20, 2019
And Shawnee Peak, in Bridgton, announced 10 to 12 inches by 10:15 a.m.
10-12" as of 10:15 and it's still coming down! Plenty of stashes and drifts all over – open tonight, come get some!
— Shawnee Peak Maine (@ShawneePeakME) January 20, 2019
And Sugarloaf reported 20 inches in the last 24 hours at 8:16 a.m. on Monday morning:
Good morning Sugarloafers, Happy Martin Luther King Day. Today we have skiing and riding on 145 trails, 61 of which were groomed overnight. With 20" of snow in the last 24hrs. today will be great.
— Sugarloaf Mountain (@SugarloafMaine) January 21, 2019
Snow continued through Sunday night, slowly tapering off into Monday.
Here’s a look at some of the Sunday snow totals from across Maine, according to the National Weather Service:
Searsmont: 12 inches (12 p.m.)
Rockland: 14 inches (6:40 p.m.)
Farmington: 14 inches (6:45 p.m.)
Cornish: 12.5 inches (7:51 p.m.)
Winslow: 10.8 inches (4:52 p.m.)
Livermore Falls: 10 inches (7 a.m.)
Norridgewock: 10 inches (11:55 a.m.)
Harrison: 9 inches (1o a.m.)
East Lewiston: 8.1 inches (5:18 p.m.)
Mechanic Falls: 8 inches (11:39 a.m.)
New Vineyard: 8 inches (11:39 a.m.)
New Gloucester: 7.5 inches (8:41 p.m.)
Millinocket: 7.5 inches (11:34 a.m.)
Caribou: 4.2 inches (11:45 a.m.)
Portland Jetport: 4.2 inches (6:51 a.m.)