Power Outages, Wind Damage, Snow Possible Saturday

New England Caught In Stormy Weather Pattern

Old picture of Cedarville, but very accurate for today....

A massive blizzard that is hammering just about everyone else in America is visiting us as a powerful Nor'easter today, and we'll be soaked, wind-blown and flooded.

The National Weather Service currently have a series of Advisories, Watches and Warnings for us. We have a Storm Warning, a High Wind Watch (editor's note: it's a Warning now), and a Coastal Flood Advisory.

Rain should slow gradually today as a front moves away from us. Heavy winds will turn chilly as they switch from NE to NW. Those winds will gust near 60 mph at times, and they'll down some power lines.

Did someone say "power lines?" Here are the 8 AM NSTAR power outage numbers, by town:

Barnstable- 26

Chatham- 112

Duxbury 126

Falmouth- 95

Eastham- 7

Hyannis- 6

Marshfield- 357

Orleans- 44

Several towns have less than 20 or so, but they probably can't read this anyhow.

Yesterday and today's entertainment is simply part of a shifting pattern that will send storms at us now and this weekend. This weekend's storm could go out to sea and miss us, but- if it doesn't- we're looking at 2-4" of snow in Buzzards Bay... maybe a bit less as it goes east of the Buzz. It's due to start Saturday afternoon and finish up Sunday morning.

The forecast is subject to alteration (they were saying 1-3" yesterday), so check back often.

Ferry service is compromised today, read more here.

Here's the current radar.

We'll be back with any necessary updates.

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