– Record-setting snowfall across northern and eastern Maine (Ice Age Now, Nov 3, 2014):
Never Snowed This Much This Early at Bangor & Caribou
The massive, “nor’easter” left more than 140,000 homes and businesses without power on Monday and dropped snow as far south as South Carolina.
“Smashed” previous record, says Weather Service
“A total of 10.1 (25.6 cm) inches of snow was observed at Caribou, Maine, yesterday,” says the National Weather Service. “This smashed the daily snowfall record for November 2nd of 1.3 inches in 2002.”
“This was also the largest calendar day snowfall ever observed so early in the season, breaking the record of 9.4 inches on October 29, 1963.
“It was by far the earliest double digit snowfall on record at Caribou,” the Weather Service pointed out. “The previous record of 12.8 inches was observed on November 20, 1945.”
“Crushed” previous record, says Weather Service
“At Bangor, Maine, a total of 12 inches (30 cm) of snow was observed yesterday. This crushed the previous daily record fo November 2nd of 0.5″ set in 19521.
“This was also by far the largest calendar day snowfall ever observed so early in the season, breaking the record of 7.8 inches on October 16, 1962.
And,” it was by far the earliest double digit snowfall on record at Bangor, The previous record of 18.9 inches was set on November 15, 1962.”
“The small town of Cary, Maine, along the Canadian border in northeastern corner of the state received a record-breaking 21 inches (53 centimeters).”
Farther south in the state while Hampden reported 15.5 inches of snow. Including these reports, at least 18 different locations in Maine have recorded 12 or more inches of snow.