An unusually widespread wind damage event occurred across Connecticut earlier this evening with a maximum of 146,000 power customers in the dark. It appears widespread 45-60 mph wind gusts were common with pockets of 60-70 mph wind gusts where tree damage and power outages are more concentrated.
I can’t recall a severe weather event producing this many power outages in recent memory which is partially due to the fact this storm impacted virtually every town from Salisbury to Stonington.
There were a few areas were heavier pockets of damage occured including weste central Connecticut (New Milford, Brookfield, Warren, Woodbury), north central Connecticut (Enfield, Suffield), northeast Connecticut (Willington, Asheford, Eastford, Pomfret, Woodstock), and along the shoreline (Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Clindon, Deep River, Chester, and Killingworth).
Before these storms became prolific wind producers they were prolific hail producers. Here’s a shot Jennifer and Michael sent in from Colebrook.