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Darien's Power Lines Again at Risk with New Storm

Wind gusts as high as 55 mph may hit Darien, along with a little rain Wednesday and Wednesday night, with Thursday wind gusts as high as 38 mph and Thursday night's as high as 32 mph.

Update 4:34 p.m.:

In its revised forecast at 3:41 p.m., the National Weather Service says half an inch of snow will accumulate during the day and another half an inch overnight. There should be rain and snow on Thursday until 1 p.m., but the low temperature Thursday is expected to be 35 degrees, above freezing.

Update 3:33 p.m.:

By Anthony Karge

The National Weather Services warns that Connecticut could be hit with winds clocking in at 25 mph and gusts up 50 mph from today’s nor’easter.

The wind advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. on Thursday, and the strength of the wind is capable of downing trees and power lines. There are scattered outages throughout the state, as some people are still without power from Tropical Storm Sandy last week. 

Total snowfall could reach up to four inches away from the coast.

Some coastal municipalities, such as Greenwich and Milford, have urged residents living nearing the Long Island Sound to evacuate, as the high tide could lead to flooding.

Original article:

Wind gusts as high as 60 mph are expected along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast, with gusts as high as 55 mph in Darien possible, according to the National Weather Service.

"Winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing downed trees and power lines as well as minor property damage," the weather service said in a "High Wind Warning" statement that it said applies to the Connecticut coast and other areas.

The weather service's specific Darien forecast also includes a "High Wind Warning" and "Coastal Flood Warning." Here's the Darien-specific forecast for Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Wednesday: Rain, mainly after noon. High near 42. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday night: Rain. Low around 34. Windy, with a north wind 23 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday: Rain likely, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Thursday night: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

"A low pressure system off the Mid-Atlantic coast will continue to strengthen as it moves north on Wednesday, bringing rain, snow, and/or a mixture of precipitation to areas across the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast," a statement on the Darien page of the National Weather Service website stated. "Snowfall across interior sections of New England could approach 6-12 inches. Coastal flooding is also possible."

Editor's note: See also: "Darien Gears up for Storm No. 2: Outages Possible"

This article originally was published at 10:35 a.m. Nov. 7. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.

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