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TS Philippe and front combine: 1.2 million without power in New England

By Jesse Ferrell
10/31/2017, 4:25:47 PM

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UPDATE 10/31/2017: As of this morning, at least 700,000 customers were still without power.


The remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe met a cold front off the East Coast Sunday night, creating a new mega-storm that moved inland over New England this morning, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. This is what the storm looked like last night vs. now on the (non-operational) GOES-16 satellite:

Hybrid Storm on GOES-16


Winds over 90 mph cut power to over 1,200,000 customers (over 3 million people). This is a state-by-state breakdown as of 9 a.m.:

Power Outages 9 AM 10/30

Power Outages 9 AM 10/30


The top two wind gusts I saw were at Mantinicus Rock, Maine, (92 mph) and Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire (82 mph) -- both "CMAN" coastal stations. Mount Washington, New Hampshire, which frequently gusts over 100 mph on a "normal" day gusted to 130 mph. Storm surges over 5 feet happened on the New York and New England coasts at places like Providence: (+5.35 ft), Bridgeport: (+4.89 ft), Bergen Point, New York: (+4.85 ft), and New York City: (+4.80 ft).

Hybrid Storm Storm Surge 10/30


Heavy rain fell from Florida to Canada, with more than 4.5 inches in Central Pennsylvania (zooms available on my WeatherMatrix Facebook page).

72-Hour Rainfall from Hybrid Storm 10/30


Flooding was observed in Worcester, Massachusetts:


Cold air behind the front is also creating light snow as far south as Georgia and Tennessee, although this live webcam this morning actually showed "rime," an accumulation of a frostlike substance that happens when moist air passes by objects that are below freezing.


The storm ended up bottoming out at 970 mb pressure, near the Canada border on the official WPC surface chart:

Surface Chart Hybrid Storm 10/30


On buoys offshore, waves were observed to over 20 feet and pressure dropped to 978 mb (28.84"). Additional reports and photos of trees down can be found in our reports story.

Buoy Plots for Hybrid Storm 10/30

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