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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Remnants of Ida causing trouble in New England

Remnants from Hurricane Ida continue to pound the northeast coast today creating extreme weather from New Jersey all the way up to southern Maine. Winds of 25 - 45 MPH will continue along with wave heights of 8 - 16 feet. The conveyor system set up by Ida's low pressure and the Canadian high has shifted northward pushing the storms winds and rain directly from the east onto the coast.

New England Dreary from Ida`s Rain (AccuWeather)
Moisture from Ida will advance into New England today, bringing a soggy start to the weekend from New Jersey to southern Maine. It will be a cloudy and at times dreary November day elsewhere in the Northeast.

Unlike the storm's dire outcome in the Southeast, widespread flooding rain and damaging winds will not plague New England this weekend. However, rough surf and gusty winds will continue to pummel the coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England.

Ida`s Winds Deliver Final Blow (AccuWeather)

Gusty onshore winds will continue today in the mid-Atlantic and New England. While winds will be much weaker today compared to recent days in the mid-Atlantic, there could still be some isolated damage.

Generally the strongest gusts of 20-30 mph will be directed at areas from Ocean City, Md., to Boston. Isolated gusts of up to 45 mph could also howl in this corridor. In communities where the highest gusts blow, some tree branches could be downed. There could also be sporadic power outages.

The storm is expected to move out to sea and ending the rain and winds today.
Graphics courtesy of AccuWeather

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