Coastal Flooding, Wind Damage And Power Outages In Her Wake....
Cape Cod was hit with a powerful storm last night, and the remnants should stick around for a while today. We are also looking at a snow event for Sunday. The radar shot is from 8 AM or so. Here's one that updates all day.
Winds gusted past 60 mph last night and will continue to do so today. Blue Hills reported an 80 mph gust. The wind should ease somewhat later in the morning. Here's a list of top wind gusts by town... Harwich wins the Cape with a 64 mph spotter-spotted wind gust.
A large area of rain is also pushing offshore, along a frontal boundary. We're sure to get a soaking off of that. There are a series of warnings from the National Weather Service, including a Storm Warning and a Coastal Flood Statement.
Those winds blew down some power lines. The worst of that seems to be in Boston as well as on the South Shore/South Coast, but Cape Cod represented hard in the NSTAR Outage Map. Plymouth has 2232 customers from NSTAR alone without power. Bourne has 93. Harwich, Eastham and Wellfleet have about 35 combined. This shouldn't be an Irene scene where power is out for a week. The state outage total is 6172.
There's a chance of some snow Sunday, on the order of 2-4 inches. Make sue that someone stays off the firewater during Super Bowl parties, as the ride home could be sketchy. We'll be back with an update on that, fo' shizzle, my nizzle.