Hurricane force winds are pummeling New England on Thursday morning, 10/17/19 as a storm known as a bomb cyclone is knocking out power and disrupting travel in the region through the end of the workweek.
The storm “is now parked over southern New England with the pressure equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Wind gusts as strong as 90mph and heavy rainfall have been reported in Cape Cod, MA, as well as 70mph gusts in Boston.
Individuals are advised to stay indoors during the storm and to proceed with extreme caution if traveling.
More than 550,000 people from New York to Maine are without electricity, according to PowerOutages.us. At least 50 flights have been canceled on Thursday at Boston Logan International Airport, FlightAware.com reports, with more delays and cancellations expected through late Friday.
Good news for skiers: Average high temperatures for the Eastern United States this Thursday are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit below average as a cold front pushes in. The cold front could turn lingering rain to snow in upstate New York, initiating the transition from fall into winter.