Record-Breaking October Nor’Easter Knocks Out Power to Hundreds of Thousands

While strong mid-latitude cyclones are nothing new for the northeastern United States, an unusually strong nor’easter battered much of the region this week. The pressure reading at Boston’s Logan Airport reached 975.3 mb early Thursday morning, which set a new record for the month of October.

Source: CT Post

Source: CT Post

As a result, much of the region was subjected to very heavy rain and in some cases hurricane-force wind gusts. Provincetown, MA recorded a wind gust of 90mph while Logan Airport measured a gust of 70mph. Meanwhile, 6.15 inches of rain fell over Norwich, CT by Thursday morning. Roughly half-a-million customers were without power at the height of the storm.

Fortunately for the region, a reprieve from the wet, windy weather is expected over the next several days.

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