With many of our inquiries coming from customers that have never been to Maine or the Washington County area, one of our most frequently asked questions would be “How much snow do you get?”

There really is no typical year for those living on the coast, it is not uncommon to receive 2 feet of snow followed by heavy winds, rain and 40 degree weather to wash it all away.  It is said of Maine “If you don’t like the weather…wait a minute” and this couldn’t be any more true of the coast.  Most storms that come in accumulate more inland from Calais-North as indicated in the first snowfall report for 2015/2016, the salt water temps of Eastport-Cutler tend to create more rain, wind and fog.  The February 2015 snowfall report shows an entirely different story for our coastal towns.  A fluke year for the state of Maine, burying Washington County with averages of Northern Maine while Northern Maine that typically gets an additional 2 months worth of snow had record lows.

In 2015 the snow came in so fast and furious that our typical winter recreation resulted in indoor activities.  All of that snow insulated lakes and ponds, preventing the ice from getting thick enough to ice fish, skate or cross to connect to trails.  Trail groomers were unable to keep up with the amount of snow coming down, often getting stuck during storms.  Our snowfall run into April, leaving us with rain into July and offering up a late summer with higher temps peaking into the 100’s.  BDN Article


Snow or no snow, we find it in our downeast wit to have fun with the cards we are dealt and make the most out of any situation.  See links below for some Maine Weather Humor.

Bangor Police Department Snow Post

Bob Marley Comedian Forecast

Storm Center Promo

Cole Transportation Old Snow Video

And if you are still interested in moving here year round… you better get yourself some Bean Boots stat!


Author: Jessie Howard

Downeast Maine Realtor. Native of the Area. Outdoor Enthusiast. Community Volunteer. Mom of Two. Home Renovator. Amateur Photographer. Planner of Social Events. Dabbler of Many Hobbies.

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