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Northeast Maine prepares for even more snow

The northeastern portion of the state could see several inches of new snow by Saturday morning.

National Weather Service

The northeastern portion of the state could see several inches of new snow by Saturday morning.

Bad news for some winter-weary Mainers. More snow is on the way.

The northeast part of the state could get up to 6 inches of accumulation, said National Weather Service meteorologist Mal Walker. Snowfall was expected to start Friday night and to taper off by midmorning Saturday.

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April snow is not unusual in Maine, Walker said. Caribou, near the Canadian border, has had snow on the ground “three or four mornings this week,” Walker said.

Overall, Caribou has received about 125 inches of snow this winter and spring, well beyond the average of 107 inches by this time of year. For 132 consecutive days, from late November until Tuesday, the town had more than a foot of snow on the ground.

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That broke a longstanding record of 120 straight days in the winter of 1968-1969.

Even this late in the year, the end may not be in sight, Walker said.

“It’s hard to say. There’s nothing on the horizon, but we always get snow in April. Two years ago, we got snow in May.”

Andrew Grant can be reached at andrew.grant@globe.com.
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