MANCHESTER, NH – Talk about blustery days.
Wednesday was a wild and windy one here in Manchester – and across New England, from New York State to Maine – with a wind advisory issued earlier in the day by the National Weather Service extending through midnight.
According to Weather Service meteorologist Derek Schroeter, in layman’s terms the regional winds were the result of a low pressure system passing off to the southeast and a cold front moving through at the same time, creating swirls of counterclockwise wind pockets.
Wind gusts registered around 40-plus mph around the Greater Manchester area, with highs clocked in Sunapee at 58 mph, with 52 mph gusts in Portsmouth and 51-mph gusts in Concord.
Emergency crews were busy through the evening responding to calls for trees into houses and power lines. By 10 p.m. there were more than 7,000 Eversource customers without power.
Winds on Mount Washington reached 118 mph on Wednesday, and it’s not over yet, Schroeter said.
“Looks like Thursday will also be windy and brisk. Primarily, this is caused by a strong coastal storm that grazed New England this morning, and the strength of this storm is producing the winds,” Schroeter said.
For Thursday, expect to see more cold temperatures with highs reaching into the 40s, followed by another cold front moving in Friday into Saturday.
Spring is not lost, however. By Saturday we may see temperatures creep into the 60s, Schroeter said.