A plow removing snow from Pigeon Hill Road in Steuben passes the intersection with Pinkham Bay Bridge Road Monday. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGS

Winter returns to region with April storms



ELLSWORTH — The calendar says it’s spring, but a look outside may seem to contradict that.

Snowfall Tuesday night into Wednesday morning followed a storm Monday and flurries last week.

Those storms brought accumulations ranging from an inch to 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

In Hancock County, Monday’s storm dumped snowfall totals ranging from 3 inches in Southwest Harbor to 7 inches in East Surry, according to the National Weather Service website.

Additional totals reported on the National Weather Service website indicate 4 inches fell in Ellsworth and Mariaville and 5 inches in Whiting.

Last week, snow was expected to turn to rain April 3, instead of accumulating totals ranging from 1 inch in Ellsworth to 5 inches in Prospect, according to the National Weather Service. A total of 2.4 inches was observed in Surry, 3 inches at the Bangor International Airport and 3.9 inches in Winterport.

Rich Norton, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Caribou, said 5.7 inches of snow have been recorded so far this month in Bangor. This is quite a bit higher than the 30-year monthly average of 1.8 inches.

Still, he said snowstorms are “not all that unusual” in Maine in early April.

Johanna S. Billings

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Johanna S. Billings covers eastern Hancock County and western Washington County. An avid photographer, she lives in Steuben with her husband and several cats. She welcomes tips and story ideas. Email her at [email protected]

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