Powerful winds bring power outages to northern New England
Powerful winds are buffeting northern New England, causing several thousand power outages.
Meteorologist James Brown from the National Weather Service said a cold front brought blustery conditions to the region Friday night and Saturday.
He said gusts include a 56 mph recording in Meredith, New Hampshire, 53 mph at Matinicus off the Maine coast, and 51 mph in Bethel and Augusta, Maine.
But those pale in comparison to a peak gust of 148 mph atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. That’s the biggest wind recorded in over a decade at the Mount Washington Observatory.
Central Maine Power is reporting that about 5,000 customers are in the dark. Other utilities are reporting scattered power outages.