Weather Alerts for Portland Maine

Issued by the National Weather Service

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Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Androscoggin - Coastal Cumberland - Interior Cumberland - Interior York - Southern Oxford
Effective: Mon, 6/18 2:50pm Updated: Mon, 6/18 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 6/18 5:45pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTH CENTRAL YORK...
SOUTH CENTRAL OXFORD...SOUTHWESTERN ANDROSCOGGIN AND CENTRAL
CUMBERLAND COUNTIES...
At 514 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Gray to near Hiram. Movement was
east at 50 mph.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include...
Brunswick, Bridgton, Naples, Cumberland, Gorham, Falmouth, Freeport,
Gray, Hiram, Cornish, Raymond, Standish, Durham, Casco, Limington,
Brownfield, Denmark, Frye Island, Windham and Sebago.
This includes Interstate 95 between mile markers 57 and 73.
This also includes...
Sebago Lake, Burnt Meadow Mountains, Douglas Mountain, and Mount
Cutler.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Coastal Cumberland - Coastal York - Interior Cumberland - Interior York
Effective: Mon, 6/18 2:05pm Updated: Mon, 6/18 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 6/18 7:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Heat Advisory in effect for the southern half of New Hampshire
and parts of southwest Maine through early evening...
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* Heat Index Values...In the mid 90s due to temperatures in the
lower 90s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s.
* Timing...Through early evening.

Information:
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and
neighbors, especially older adults who live alone, to make sure
they are able to stay cool.
People who work or exercise outside or in hot environments, and
children attending summer camps or outdoor sports practices
should take extra precautions. When possible...reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning. Know the signs and
symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of
water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH   Severe Thunderstorm Watch
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Androscoggin - Cumberland - York
Effective: Mon, 6/18 2:50pm Updated: Mon, 6/18 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 6/18 10:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 187 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
ME
.    MAINE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ANDROSCOGGIN         CUMBERLAND          YORK

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Coastal Cumberland - Coastal Waldo - Coastal York - Knox - Lincoln - Sagadahoc
Effective: Mon, 6/18 2:00pm Updated: Mon, 6/18 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 6/18 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
* Location...Ocean beaches of Maine and New Hampshire.
* Beach Hazard...The warm air temperatures in the lower 90s may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the mid to upper 50s.
* Winds...Southwest winds of 10 to 20 mph.
* Impacts...The cold water temperatures can quickly cause
hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. Anyone on boats
or paddlecraft should use extreme caution to avoid this threat.

Information:
A Beach Hazards Statement is issued on days when a significant
number of boats and paddlecraft are expected to be out on the
water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to
underestimate the danger of the cold water. Paddle smart from the
start. Always wear your life jacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides, and localized currents.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Coastal Cumberland - Coastal Waldo - Coastal York - Knox - Lincoln - Sagadahoc
Effective: Mon, 6/18 2:05pm Updated: Mon, 6/18 5:25pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Mon, 6/18 10:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...Air quality alert is in effect from 10 AM Monday until 10 PM
Monday...
The Maine  Department of Environmental Protection has
issued an air quality action day for the following counties...
Coastal Cumberland...Coastal Waldo...Coastal York...Knox...Lincoln...
Sagadahoc.
THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR MONDAY JUNE 18 FOR THE COAST FROM KITTERY THROUGH
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.
PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART DISEASE, THE
ELDERLY, CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND ACTIVE ADULTS SHOULD LIMIT
PROLONGED OR HEAVY EXERTION.
IT IS OKAY TO BE ACTIVE OUTSIDE BUT TAKE MORE BREAKS AND DO LESS
INTENSE ACTIVITIES. WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS SUCH AS COUGHING OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH. ASTHMATICS SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR ACTION PLANS
AND KEEP QUICK RELIEVE MEDS HANDY. THOSE WITH A HEART DISEASE
SHOULD WATCH FOR PALPITATIONS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR UNUSUAL
FATIGUE AND CONTACT YOUR HEALTH PROVIDER IF NECESSARY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT W W W DOT MAINE DOT G O V SLASH
DEP SLASH OZONE.