Wind gusts to 72 mph; some still without power
Updated 8:07 am, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
It was a cold for hundreds of southwest Connecticut residents who lost power during strong winds on Monday.
As of 5:30 a.m., Eversource reports said nearly 700 customers have no electricity Tuesday morning including 473 in Ridgfield, 84 in Greenwich, 43 in Monroe, 38 in Roxbury and 26 in Stamford.
At 8 a.m., Eversource said that number had dropped to 86 with outages still reported in Greenwich, Monroe, Stamford and Newtown.
United Ulluminating reports 43 customers without power with most of them in Trumbull. At 6:30 a.m., UI reported the outages had been reduced to seven in Trumbull, Woodbridge and Easton.
The outages were caused by fallen tree branches from strong winds that ripped through the Northeast.
The highest wind gust recorded was a White Plains airport, just over the border from Greenwich. Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford recorded a 48 mph peak gust, followed by Oxford with 44 and Danbury with 38 mph.
On Tuesday, winds will be much calming blowing from the northwest around 6 mph. With a high temperature hovering in the mid-30s, the wind chill is forecast to be between 15 and 25 degrees.
We’ll get a great from any significant snow in the next few days, although there is a slight chance of some wintry mix Wednesday morning.
Here’s the forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday: A slight chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow between 9am and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.