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Winds will howl in Maine today

The rain is gone but now it's all about the wind. We'll see frequent gusts over 40 mph today.

PORTLAND, Maine — Another big wind event will unfold today. Strong low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes will interact with an incoming ridge of high pressure, resulting in a large pressure gradient and very gusty northwest winds for most of the day. 

The higher elevations in western Maine and New Hampshire will see the strongest wind gusts, 60 miles per hour or higher. Most of us will see gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour. 

GUSTS THIS MORNING:

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GUSTS MIDDAY:

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AFTERNOON GUSTS:

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This time of the year, without leaves on the trees, power outages start to occur with gusts in the 50s. We may hit those thresholds, especially in the mountains. I'm not expecting a widespread event through. 

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The wind will begin to settle down as we enter the evening and the next couple of days will be much quieter.

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