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Winter in Lincoln

The first snowfall of the winter season here in Lincoln could happen anytime after the middle of November. Some years the snow comes early and stays late, and some years it's the other way around. The unofficial record low temperature here was -42 degrees, back in the 1960s. Don't worry - it doesn't usually get that cold, although it's normal to have a few days of below zero weather in the winter. For those of you who enjoy winter outdoor sports such as ice fishing and snowmobiling, this is the place for you!

We hope you enjoy these photos. Lincoln is beautiful in the winter, too.


10" OF NEW SNOW!!

IT'S NOW OFFICIALLY A BLIZZARD!
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SUNDAY.

SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT. TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 18 INCHES ACROSS THE REGION. THE SNOW COULD MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES LATER TONIGHT ALONG THE DOWNEAST COAST AND NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER... POSSIBLY LIMITING ACCUMULATIONS THERE. NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS... REACHING SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY LATER THIS EVENING. SIMILAR WINDS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH VERY DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.*


STORM DROPS 11" OF WHITE STUFF ON LINCOLN!!


SNOW ALREADY!

October 23, 2009 - The Lincoln area received the first appreciable snowfall of the season this morning. It was only an inch or so, but it did stay on the ground and on vehicles for several hours. Here we go, folks! When will it snow next?


BLIZZARD !!
First Day Of Winter 2008-2009
December 21 - This winter is coming in with a ROAR! Looking to guarantee a "white Christmas" for the Lincoln area, the National Weather Service issued this warning ahead of the first blizzard to hit our area this winter season:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING
...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM EST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT
TIMES UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER
HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM. EXPECT TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 10 AND 18 INCHES BEFORE SNOW TAPERS OFF LATE TONIGHT.

MEANWHILE INCREASING WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO
45 MPH.
.. WILL CREATE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

ALL INTERESTS ACROSS THE BLIZZARD WARNING AREA SHOULD RUSH TO
COMPLETION PREPARATIONS TO BE MADE IN ADVANCE OF THE STORM.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. THIS STORM WILL HAVE AN EXTREME IMPACT ON THE WARNING
AREA. VERY STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE
POTENTIALLY DEADLY OUTDOOR CONDITIONS. WHITEOUTS...DEEP SNOW
DRIFTS AND FROSTBITE OF EXPOSED SKIN CAN BE EXPECTED.

PLEASE REPORT ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...


Ah, what could be better than a snowmobile ride across Mattanawcook Pond?
A family of snowmen appeared after a winter storm, dressed in their best finery.
Health Access Network on December 29, 2009 - windchill -22 and getting colder!
Lincoln's Little Red Schoolhouse on a cold, snowy, windy December day.
On December 29, 2009, Lincoln residents awoke to find 11 1/2" of fresh snow.
A snowy December night in Lincoln!
December 14, 2009 - It's getting closer to Christmas, and the Lincoln area has had a bit more snow.
Lincoln woke up to a few inches of fresh snow on December 6, 2009.
Ahh! The Golden Arches!
Let's hear it for the guys who keep the snow cleared so we can all get where we need to go!
This cheerful snowman smiles at motorists along Route 6.
Then Lincoln Memorial Library.
February 2009 - plenty of snow this year!
THE MORNING AFTER!! January 29, 2009
The snow is so clean and pretty after a storm!                      January 20, 2009
Another January snowstorm~
Mattanawcook Junior High, January 2009

December 17, 2008 in downtown Lincoln.
December 6, 2008 - Not quite winter but getting there!
The first 1 inch or more snowfall of the 2008-2009 winter season in Lincoln occurred during the morning of November 22, 2008.
Our front yard after 14" of new snow!
The trees look beautiful decorated in white.
Winter driving demands caution. Slow down and pay attention. Lincoln's Public Works department does a great job keeping our streets plowed and sanded.
If you have a snowmobile, this is a great place to live!
8 am on February 11, 2008 looking down High St.
Mattanawcook Lake on a clear January day.
A mid-January "nor'easter" going through Lincoln.
Almost home, during a December snowstorm.
Interstate 95 looks like one long Christmas card!
The beach sure looks different in the winter!
An early December snowstorm dumped about 15" of snow here in Lincoln!
The Little Red Schoolhouse, decorated with a Christmas wreath and some fresh snow.
This happy snowman photo was sent to us by Mike Libby.
We got almost a foot of snow on April 5, 2007!
This beautiful house is in the neighboring town of Lee.
When's the last time you made a snowman?
LP & T on a winter afternoon.
The first appreciable snowfall of the 2007-2008 winter season arrived in Lincoln on December 4 & 5. Accumulation ranged from 12-18 inches in the area - more than enough to make it slippery and messy. A few minor fender benders were reported. In 2005, snow came came a little earlier - on November 15! Hopes for a "white Christmas" are running high!
Finally! The first real blizzard of the winter of 2006-2007 happened on Valentine's Day. Lincoln's public works crew was out plowing and sanding the roads, and there was still some traffic downtown. Kids in the area had at least a half day off from school, and many of them used the time to play in the snow.
A cheerful, pointy-headed snowman sports a red scarf and a pair of shoes. It looks like he dropped his pipe on the ground, though!
January 19, 2007
Lincoln saw its first significant snow storm in 2 years on January 15th. Accumulation was 5-10 inches in the area.
Lincoln saw its first appreciable snow of the season on January 8, when a small storm brought 2-4" of wet snow to the area. Here's a picture of Main Street taken about 7:30am that day.
Mattanawcook Lake on a mid-December day.
December 8, 2006
Lincoln's Christmas tree, decorated with the season's first appreciable snowfall.
This photo was taken on October 26, 2005, when a nor'easter dropped a little snow on Lincoln.
This view was taken from the gazebo in downtown Lincoln.
Another view from the gazebo shows the opposite shore of the lake.
Downtown Lincoln on a snowy afternoon.
We're not afraid of a little snow around here!
A school bus delivers kids safely home in the snow.
Wet snow sticks to the trees.
Please drive carefully. Allow a little more time to stop when the roads are snowy.
Hats off to Lincoln's public works crew. They're already out with the plow trucks!
Meanwhile, outside our office it was still snowing!
In 2005, Lincoln saw its second "White Thanksgiving" in the past dozen years or so. 2-4 inches were recorded in the area by nightfall.
This inflatable snowman won't melt if the weather warms up!
A little snowstorm doesn't keep people from their daily activities.
The sun lights up icy trees on a Lincoln street.
Snow removal is something we're prepared for here in Lincoln!
Oops!
The Penobscot River, with every twig on the riverbank covered with frost.
Sunrise at the lake downtown.
Mattanawcook Lake with snowmobile tracks. Please use caution when riding on area lakes. Watch for thin ice and open water.
Snow decorates an advertising board near Hannaford in Lincoln.
The Penobscot River on a February day.
Another view of the Penobscot on February 5, 2005. It's unusual for the river to be open this early.
Old Glory glimpsed through snowy branches.
Spruce and fir trees decorated with snow.
A March snowstorm leaves a clean white coat over Lincoln.
High Street (Enfield Road) from a side street during a snowstorm.
Even junk looks interesting with a coat of snow!
Please remember to drive carefully. Get into "winter driving mode" early. Allow extra time to reach your destination and buckle up! Now get out there and make a snowman . . .

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