Welcome to MidCoast Weather Notes.

My name is John Brigggs and I live in Bath, on the midcoast of Maine. I have been interested in weather phenomenon since the age of 8 years. My fascination with weather led to the design and implementation of BathMaineWeather.com. I created MidCoast Weather Notes to have an avenue to discuss my take on the weather here in Maine and New England. I am an amatuer, a hobbyist if you will, and weather is not my profession. My intrepretation of weather events may not agree with meteorologists, who are experts and should be referred to when weather threatens. Never base important decisions that could result in harm to people or property on the weather information on this site.


I use a variety of tolls to forecast the weather. GRLevel 3, Version 2 is a Windows viewer for live and archive NEXRAD Level III data. It displays high resolution base products, dual polarization products, and derived products along with Local Storm Reports and severe weather warnings. Weather Studio displays a plethora of critical atmospheric and geophysical data on an interactive GIS-enabled computer map. GRearth is a radar visualization tool with severe weather data visualization products. You will see screen captures of these tools from time to time in my discussions.


Please feel free to join in on the discussion. This is what the comments are for at the end of every post. Let me know if you feel that I am right or wrong. Feel free to report your observations such as snow and rain totals, abnormally high or low temperature readings, damage reports, etc.