Although the first major winter storm of the year dumped fewer than six inches of snow on Bangor, some parts of the state got more than two feet of snow.
That’s a welcome opening to the ski season for the state’s western mountains, where paltry precipitation made for one of the toughest seasons in years. But the snowfall combined with strong winds meant power outages for thousands across the state.
As of 4:10 p.m. Friday, about 6,500 Emera customers and about 18,000 CMP customers were without power. That’s down from a peak of about 100,000 between the two major utilities (see current Emera outages and current CMP outages).
Snow tallies were still coming in to the National Weather Service Friday morning, but much of western part of the state was already reporting 20 inches and more.
Totals last updated at 4 p.m.
Across the Northeast, Maine got the brunt of the snowfall, according to averages across all weather station measurements in the Northeast.
In Maine, eight towns got the brunt of Friday’s storm, getting hit with more than 25 inches of snowfall as of Friday evening.
We’ll be updating the snowfall totals above throughout the day.