Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2/11/2008 Howling Update

The Boston Globe had this little article about Maine weather:

GRAY, Maine—Mainers should brace themselves for high winds and wicked cold wind chills today after a messy weekend of winter weather.
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The National Weather Service has issued wind and blowing snow advisories across the state, calling for sustained winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour, with a few gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

The winds could bring down tree limbs that are already weighted down with snow, which could result in power outages.

Bangor Hydro crews worked through the night to restore power to customers in Hancock, Washington, and Penobscot counties. About 8,000 customers were without power around midnight, but the majority of those outages have been restored.
(retrieved 2/13/2008 from

Gray is about an hour and a half south of Farmington. It's the home of the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office. When those "sustained winds" hit, it was like you were riding inside a noisy truck without earplugs. It was a loud noise that just kept going. Paul, a friend at work, said it's basically hurricane winds. Alan (another friend at work) said his old house was just creaking like crazy. It was definitely a new weather experience. The brunt of those winds was during the night, so I slept through most of it, but apparently, the high, sustained winds lasted well over an hour. And then there were sustained winds that weren't as high plus lots of gusts all throughout the night/ early morning.

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