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Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

A landslide blocking the Presumpscot River in Westbrook is threatening a flash flood in Cumberland County.

The land started moving around 9:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Matthew McFarland / Unified Fire Authority/ via AP

Mainers might notice some haziness in the skies these days. Hunter Tubbs, of the National Weather Service in Gray, says that's due to the wildfires raging in the western U.S.

"People may notice a slight haze, or a murkiness to the sky during the daytime," Tubbs says. "And this is actually due to some of the smoke from the fires out West being brought into the Northeast and New England as a result of strong upper level winds through the Jet Stream."

Tubbs says the particles that are causing the haze aren't likely to have much of an effect on Maine's weather.

PORTLAND, Maine - The temperature in Maine's largest city broke a decades-old record this week. The National Weather Service reported the low temperature in Portland, Maine, was higher on Monday than it had ever been on July 27 in any year.

The temperature never dipped below 78 degrees Fahrenheit. That shattered the old record of 69 degrees, which was set in 1979 and equaled in 1989.

Maine is in the midst of a sustained heatwave. Temperatures are expected to reach above 90 degrees on Tuesday and remain above 80 degrees for the rest of the week.

National Drought Monitor / National Drought Mitigation Center

Much of Maine is experiencing an unprecedented early summer drought, according to the National Weather Service.

A rare spring heatwave is causing record high temperatures and dry conditions across Northern Maine, just a couple of weeks after the last snows.

Emergency management officials in New England can scratch spring flooding off their list of concerns, for the most part.

A morning snowstorm has made for slick roads and a slow morning commute in parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

It felt more like spring than winter around northern New England on Saturday with record high temperatures set around the region.

The National Weather Service has added snow squalls to the dangerous events that trigger cellphone warnings, along with tornadoes and flash floods.

Chilly enough? The National Weather Service says several cities in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire hit record-low temperatures for Nov. 12-13 as wintry weather arrived early in the region.

A series of thunderstorms that swept through northern New England over the weekend are gone, and the region is enjoying sunny weather. But residents are still mopping up.

CARIBOU, Maine - It's another overcast day in Maine, but there's reason for cheer in Caribou. The National Weather Service reports that the city is mostly snow-free after setting a record for longest stretch with at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

The National Weather Service says as much as 10 inches of snow could fall in parts of Maine, as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain heads for the region.

The calendar says fall in Maine, and now so does the weather.

Jeremy DaRos / Associated Press

The National Weather Service is rejecting a private forecasting company's claim that it incorrectly coded a test message as a real tsunami warning.
 
AccuWeather says the weather service "miscoded'' a test message as a real warning. Users of the popular AccuWeather app then got a false tsunami alert.

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