8:45 UPDATE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...OLD TOWN...NEWPORT...BANGOR...
  NORTHERN HANCOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MAINE...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BUCKSPORT...
  NORTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MAINE...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 835 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
  EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
  FROM TOPSFIELD TO 9 MILES WEST OF HERMON...OR ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VANCEBORO TO 9 MILES EAST OF
  NEWPORT...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO      
  BANGOR...ORONO...VEAZIE...BREWER...GRAND LAKE                      
  STREAM...HAMPDEN...PRINCETON   AND DEDHAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AT MEDWAY. SEEK 
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

From the National Weather Service in Caribou

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 PM EDT
FOR NORTHEASTERN HANCOCK...NORTHERN WASHINGTON...SOUTHERN
PENOBSCOT...SOUTHEASTERN AROOSTOOK AND SOUTHEASTERN PISCATAQUIS
COUNTIES...

AT 807 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER
SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAMBERT
LAKE TO CHARLESTON...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHWEST
OF VANCEBORO TO 10 MILES EAST OF DEXTER...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
SPRINGFIELD...BROOKTON...EAST CORINTH...CARROLL...LEVANT...
BRADFORD...KENDUSKEAG...PASSADUMKEAG...HERMON...HUDSON...GLENBURN...
BURLINGTON...BANGOR...LOWELL...BREWER...ALTON...VEAZIE...EDDINGTON...
CODYVILLE...ORONO...ARGYLE...TOPSFIELD...GREENBUSH...OLD TOWN...
MILFORD...COSTIGAN...BRADLEY...SAPONAC...CLIFTON...WESLEY...WAITE...
PRINCETON...MEDDYBEMPS...GREENFIELD...GREAT POND...GRAND LAKE
STREAM...CRAWFORD...AURORA...AMHERST...ADDISON AND ALEXANDER