Power and Tree ConcernsOctober 26th, 2012 at 10:56 am by petemangione under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
We all remember the long power outages caused by Tropical Storm Irene last August. We are now facing the possibility of having to go through that again. Keep in mind, going without power in October can be more of a hardship than not having power in August. The days are now shorter and the weather is cooler, which means you might want to have some extra blankets and clothes on hand. The good news is that our weather pattern doesn’t have extremely cold weather next week. We are loooking at daytime highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the 50s and 40s. By the end of the week it’s possible that we see some overnight lows in the upper 30s.
Once again, we are concerned about trees going down, here is why:
I spoke to David Vallee from the National Weather Service last spring and he explained why we lost so many trees from Irene. During Irene, we had strong winds from the southeast. Our tree canopy in New England is not well equipped to handle strong winds from the southeast. Unfortunately, we will get stong winds from the southeast if the path of Sandy stays as is. -Pete Mangione