If ever there is a New England Weather Hall of Fame, the Winter of 2015 will undoubtedly be an early inductee.
According to the National Weather Service, Maine’s Queen City has set a new high mark for snowfall over a 31-day period – and it did so in only 28 days.
Since Jan. 24, 60.8 inches (a little more than 5 feet) of snow have fallen in Bangor, surpassing the 59.4 inches that fell in Bangor between Feb. 1 and March 3, 1969. Records for Bangor have been kept since 1926, according to the federal agency.
But don’t get too hung up on that 60.8-inch measurement. The 31-day period won’t come to a close until Feb. 23, which is this coming Monday. According to weather forecasters, Bangor (along with Hancock and Washington counties – including Eastport) could get another “seven or more inches” of snow between Saturday evening and early Sunday afternoon.
Photo: Snow drifts pile against columns, windows and doors in downtown Bar Harbor on Feb. 11, 2015. Bill Trotter|BDN