Slow Improvements TodaySeptember 19th, 2012 at 8:35 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
The strong cold front that brought the wind-whipped rains overnight and early this morning is moving off of Cape Coldat 8am… as winds turn to the northwest, drier air will move in and we’ll see skies clear this afternoon. It will still be breezy, but damaging winds have come to an end, with top gusts today only hitting 20-30mph.
It was winds with a squall line of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms that caused a lot of wind damage over the mid-Atlantic and CT. Here’s the 24-hour storm reports map… the blue dots represent wind damage reports.
While there are no “official” reports of wind damage on this map, in RI and MA we had our fair share of toppled trees, snapped branches and scattered power outages. Many of us have a lot of yard work to do over the next few days to “clean up”. It looks like mother nature will cooperate with dry skies through tomorrow. Here’s a list of the storm reports, rain totals and wind gusts for the southern New England area.