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Partly Cloudy
Monday 11/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 11/25 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 45F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Wednesday 11/26 60%
Snow
Cloudy with periods of snow during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 60%. Snowfall around one inch.
Snow Showers
Thursday 11/27 50%
Snow Showers
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 28F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Weather at Maine Huts & Trails

Maine Huts & Trails sits in the Northern Interior climatological region of Maine (see below). What this means for our visitors is a wet spring (April through June), beautiful summers (July through September) with some rain, chilly autumns (October and November) and snowy winters (December through March).

Maine Climate Information

Maine is divided into three climatological divisions: Coastal, Southern Interior, and Northern Interior.

  • The Coastal Division, which extends for about twenty miles inland along the length of the coast, is tempered by the ocean, resulting in lower summer and higher winter temperatures than are typical of interior zones.
  • The Southern Interior Division extends in a longitudinal belt across the southern portion of the State, and encompasses about 30% of Maine’s total area.
  • The Northern Interior Division occupies nearly 60% of the State’s area and has a continental climate. It is furthest from the ocean and contains the highest elevations.
Maine Temperatures

Maine has one of the most comfortable statewide summer climates in the continental United States. Peak temperatures, normally occurring in July, average about 70°F throughout the State.

In the Southern Interior Division during a very warm summer, temperatures may reach 90° for as many as 25 days, and in the Coastal Division, two to seven days. Summer nights are usually comfortably cool. Winters are generally cold, but very prolonged cold spells are rare.

Northern Interior weather stations may record as many as 40 to 60 days of sub-zero temperatures annually, while coastal stations report 10 to 20 sub-zero days per year.

Maine Precipitation

Rain: Annual precipitation in Maine averages 40 inches in the Northern Division, about 42 inches in the South and 46 inches in the Coastal Division. Although Maine is rarely subjected to ice storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, 10 to 20 thunderstorms occur annually in the Coastal Division and 15 to 30 elsewhere. Heavy ground fogs often appear in low-lying inland areas, but occur most frequently along the coast, for 25 to 60 days annually.

Fog: The southern portion has 80 to 120 clear days per year when there is no fog or other precipitation, and northern regions somewhat less. The percentage of possible sunshine varies from 50% in Eastport to about 60% in Portland.

Snow: Average annual snowfall in Maine is 50 to 70 inches in the Coastal Division, 60 to 90 inches in the Southern Interior and 90 to 110 inches in the Northern Interior. The Coastal Division rarely has more than 15 to 20 days annually with snowfall of one inch or more, although a “Northeaster” may occasionally drop 10 or more inches of snow in a single day. The Northern Interior may have up to 30 days a year with a minimum of one inch. January is normally the snowiest month, with an average of about 20 inches.

Whitewater Releases

2014 Dead River Releases

Releases generally last a half-day, beginning around 8:30 am and ending at 1:00 pm.

Important Notice: Flows may change without notice due to license requirements and/or water conditions at the time of the scheduled flow.

All information provided by Brookfield Renewable Energy

Date
Release
Saturday May 3, 2014 7000 cfs†
Saturday May 10, 2014 7000 cfs†
Sunday May 25, 2014

5500 cfs

Saturday May 31, 2014

5000 cfs†

Sunday Jun 1, 2014

1300 cfs*

Saturday Jun 7, 2014

3500 cfs*

Sunday Jun 8, 2014

2400 cfs*

Saturday Jun 21, 2014

1800 cfs*

Sunday Jun 22, 2014

1300 cfs*

Saturday Jul 5, 2014

1800 cfs*

Sunday Jul 6, 2014

1300 cfs*

Saturday Jul 19, 2014

2400 cfs*

Sunday Jul 20, 2014

1800 cfs*

Saturday Aug 9, 2014

2400 cfs*

Saturday Aug 16, 2014

1800 cfs*

Sunday Aug 31, 2014

5500 cfs*

Saturday Sep 13, 2014

3500 cfs*

Saturday Oct 4, 2014

Full Open to 6000 cfs

†CFS released at Long Falls Dam plus inflow at Spencer.  This will depend on spring refill and forecast
*Release at Long Falls Dam as necessary to provide the flows directly below Spencer Stream (Dam plus inflow).