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Just checked again about our power company NH Electric Coop.  Of 88,000 customers 36% do not have power.  So it might be a long wait for me.

Just took a quick ride down my hill to Newfound Lake level.  Quite a difference in the amount of branches and debris up here verses 500 feet below.  Winds are calming down now.

Interestingly I had several gusts to 40mph but peak gust of only 42mph so far.

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Just now, Ginx snewx said:

Oh didn’t realize you only had an hour of meh winds. Seems AEMATT didn’t get hit this time, models showed it though. Summer winds are a different animal for damage at 60 mph, plus they sound cool with leaves and all but still nothing beats the howls of a NW nighttime deep winter blow

Peak gusts were from 4-5 pm.  60mph would have been a whole different animal for sure but it takes a unique storm to get that here.  Jan 2005 blizzard was one of them. Peak gust was 50 here.  Most gusts were 30-40mph.  Rained for about 15min. 0.14”.

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1 minute ago, powderfreak said:

Yeah that's solid for an open air field even in a low elevation.  Being in a forested neighborhood would probably slow it down but tree top gusts were probably 50-60mph fairly widespread in E.CT it seems.

My experience is the most damage is on the sides of hills around 500 ft, of course that’s where I am. Lol but over the years the greatest damage around here corresponds with 400 to 600 feet especially when wind is from the se. Free ride off the ocean piles up against the sides of the hills like a wave hitting a sand castle. Just my observation. Seeing that pit hit 58 and PVD 60 tells me we probably hit 60 plus. Seemed like it judging by tree motion and bending. Glad we were dry

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What was really insane and everyone had to see it was the cloud speed with that LLJ when the sun came out. I have video but it doesn’t do it justice 

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Just now, Ginx snewx said:

My experience is the most damage is on the sides of hills around 500 ft, of course that’s where I am. Lol but over the years the greatest damage around here corresponds with 400 to 600 feet especially when wind is from the se. Free ride off the ocean piles up against the sides of the hills like a wave hitting a sand castle. Just my observation. Seeing that pit hit 58 and PVD 60 tells me we probably hit 60 plus. Seemed like it judging by tree motion and bending. Glad we were dry

Sweet micro-scale observations man.  I love that stuff.  In the end the actual gusts doesn't matter, 54 or 62 or whatever.  Once over 50mph its all strong wind.  Glad you guys got a sweet wind storm out of it.  Do you have power?

My cousin on Long Island just showed me his estimate for restoring power by PSEG is 1:30pm on August 7th.

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CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
   BRIDGEPORT              68   330 PM  8/04  NOS-NWLON               
   GREENWICH               67   230 PM  8/04  CWOP                    
   BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT      62   233 PM  8/04  ASOS                    
   BRIDGEPORT              55   215 PM  8/04  CWOP                    
   DANBURY AIRPORT         49   221 PM  8/04  ASOS                    

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   2 WSW CHESTER           52   435 PM  8/04  AWOS                    
   DURHAM                  40   237 PM  8/04  CWOP                    

...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
   LIGHTHOUSE POINT        66   328 PM  8/04  WXFLOW                  
   BETHANY                 64   208 PM  8/04  CWOP                    
   WATERBURY AIRPORT       60   158 PM  8/04  AWOS                    
   NEW HAVEN AIRPORT       56   353 PM  8/04  ASOS                    
   MERIDEN AIRPORT         54   356 PM  8/04  ASOS                    
   EAST HAVEN              44   145 PM  8/04  CWOP                    
   NEW HAVEN               43   230 PM  8/04  CWOP                    

...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
   GROTON AIRPORT          58   537 PM  8/04  ASOS                    
   NEW LONDON; CT          52   530 PM  8/04  NOS-NWLON               
   NEW LONDON              40   413 PM  8/04  CWOP

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Just passed 2.00” rain, about what models showed.  

It’s nothing excessive but it has been a much better soaker than I expected in terms of lacking runoff.  It’s been raining since 7am, just a steady drenching rain, heavier at times.  

The heavier echoes around here were moving so fast they never really seemed to sit over one spot for long, keeping the flood threat down in the mountains and allowing vegetation to soak it up.  

If you are going to see 1-4” of rain across the BTV CWA, generally this was the way to do it for a soaking that isn’t all runoff and flash flood. 

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Also relatively cool, raw day but with dews. 

66/65 currently. 

High of 68F.  First max in the 60s in a long time.  Inside temperature is 66F just from open doors, coolest it’s been in a while.

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28 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Kinda lame at how easy it is to lose power up here with 40mph+ winds. 0.23” rain. I’d rather have what upstate ny had. Inches of rain and heavy electricity. 

I'm in that camp. Storm played best I could asked for here- --2-3" of rain, occasional gust, but almost no damage and all trees are upright and lights still on.  Somewhat related, we had power crews from out of state limbing up trees over power lines for like 4-6 weeks this summer throughout whole town, helpfully that helps moving forward.

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We've got our power back! Mind you, it was just after we refilled the generator. And it might be good that we refilled it; we just had a pretty good gust blow through. 

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30 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Looks like the Mount Washington peak wind in the past two hours has been 107kts/123mph!  That's impressive for summer up there.

KMWN 042248Z 12068G85KT 1/16SM SHRA FG VV001 13/13 RMK PK WND 120107/09

The current observation of 79G96 is pretty solid, lol.

KMWN 042348Z 13079G96KT

They are calling their obs in now (internet is down in the valley) but they said 128 knots peak gust. :o

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20 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Sweet micro-scale observations man.  I love that stuff.  In the end the actual gusts doesn't matter, 54 or 62 or whatever.  Once over 50mph its all strong wind.  Glad you guys got a sweet wind storm out of it.  Do you have power?

My cousin on Long Island just showed me his estimate for restoring power by PSEG is 1:30pm on August 7th.

No genny humming, looks like a long one, ugh

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7 minutes ago, OceanStWx said:

They are calling their obs in now (internet is down in the valley) but they said 128 knots peak gust. :o

They keep any type of summer wind records up there?  Pushing 150mph is pretty sweet.

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1 minute ago, powderfreak said:

They keep any time of summer wind records up there?  Pushing 150mph is pretty sweet.

Hmm, I just checked and that would break their August record (142 mph). We're going to double check.

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1 minute ago, OceanStWx said:

Hmm, I just checked and that would break their August record (142 mph). We're going to double check.

Crazy.  Over this way Mansfield is either having issues or it just didn’t happen, as they didn’t even gust to 50mph at 4,000ft.  Something seems off though as MMNV1 has been <10mph sustained the past 3 hours.  Feels windier down here.

 

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8 minutes ago, RobertSul said:

Mt. Tolland is the Mount Washington of Southern New England!

Don’t know where he got that but the Stem at Tolland high school recorded a gust to 58

 

"wind_day_high_mph":"58.0","wind_day_high_time":"4:35pm","wind_month_high_mph":"58.0
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47 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

What was really insane and everyone had to see it was the cloud speed with that LLJ when the sun came out. I have video but it doesn’t do it justice 

I took a video of that too, but I agree that it doesn't do it justice.

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