Sun and Record Warmth

Last night’s storm hit southeastern Connecticut pretty hard with sustained winds between 35 and 40 mph and gusts above 50 mph. Our live crew in Stonington wasn’t able to get “live” this morning because the wind was so strong at Stonington Point they couldn’t put up the satellite dish! 20,000 CL&P customers are in the dark especially in southeast CT and The Day is reporting trees down and road closures in that part of the state.

No reports of significant coastal flooding although we did hear the Thames River in Montville was above normal and I’m sure there was some splashover east of Old Saybrook.

As is typical of these strong southerly LLJ events areas inland received very little damaging wind though it was very gusty overnight. The wind advisory was unnecesseary for Hartford and Tolland Counties, especially.

BDL broke their record for the day (old record of 64º) and they stand at 65º now. It’s gorgeous with plenty of sunshine in the subsidence behind last night’s storm. Hope you enjoy the warmth because it looks like some snow on Saturday. I still like my 40% chance of >1″ of snow call for parts of Connecticut.

Ryan

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