SailNet Community banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
A bomb cyclone is developing off Long Island tonight. Listening to the winds and checking on the Central Sound Buoy which last gave out data at 9:45 am this morning is not helpful. Checked New London data 31 mph sustained gust to 51. "she's coming on boys and she's coming on strong"
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,759 Posts
Just came back from the club, and as of 4:00 am, at least one boat was on shore. Already gusting 60+ and steady up into the 40’s.. Looks like a zombie apocalypse out there leaves, branches and pine needles everywhere. Power has been out since 3:00am... Like many a Nor’Easter we seem to be getting more than was predicted for..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,769 Posts
Second nor'easter in as many weeks here. Local weather buoy recorded 35 gusting 47 overnight. Looks like a forecast of 30 gusting 40 for most today. Knock on wood, all should be okay, except the more exposed marinas.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,167 Posts
Equinoxial storm in the NE of the USA is the beginning of winter... So said some old fisherman to me.


And it's going to be a long cold winter!



.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,694 Posts
Gusts to 50 here in western LI Sound. I'm glad my boat got hauled last week and wasn't out on its mooring.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Gusts to 50 here in western LI Sound. I'm glad my boat got hauled last week and wasn't out on its mooring.
I've got mixed feelings about my boats situation. I plan to leave the mast up this winter to build and fit a new sail cover so I'm somewhat glad it's still on the mooring. The boat and mast can swing while on the mooring. When it's on the hard there is more stress on the rigging in a wind. Of course I do worry about the mooring line and other boats breaking free.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Second nor'easter in as many weeks here. Local weather buoy recorded 35 gusting 47 overnight. Looks like a forecast of 30 gusting 40 for most today. Knock on wood, all should be okay, except the more exposed marinas.
Last night just before midnight everything got dead calm here in central Long Island felt like we were in the eye of a hurricane by 1 AM it was blowing in the 40's. I was worried about trees coming down. glad it calmed down by morning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,152 Posts
We have no grid power. House running on Koehler 30kw since 2am. Waves in pond 2-4’ last night. Some trees down. One hit neighbors car. We lost no trees. Had mini cyclone pass over but now in 20s gusts to 30s. Ptown had 90 gust. Had secured lawn stuff blown around although tied together to anchors.
Big wind. Gale conditions in Massachusetts Bay.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,694 Posts
Gusts to 50 here in western LI Sound. I'm glad my boat got hauled last week and wasn't out on its mooring.
Update: Four boats in our fleet broke from their moorings and ended up on the beach. Our club docks and floats took a beating, with the main float gangway torn loose and at the bottom. Damage to the main float deck and end of main dock where the gangway attached. Similar damage to the dinghy float. We are exposed to the north and northwest so wind and waves must have been bad last night from that direction.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
220 Posts
This one came on quicker than any of the weather services showed and the winds were from around 30 degrees further East. Luckily, yesterday morning, we decided that the forrcast wind direction would make Provincetown untenable and made a dash for Newport - around 3pm the wind and seas kicked up and we arrived amid 40kt gusts. Managed to get her docked (one of the wharfs had a berth in a tight space) and certainly better than anchoring out in the harbor. At least the rain last night dealt with getting the salt off nearly every surface!

Looking at P’town weather data, it seems we dodged a bullet as they experienced 90 mph gusts while all we got was 45 mph. Still, it made for an exciting last couple of hours running down Buzzards Bay.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,769 Posts
Yesterday, the wave buoy south of Block island was reading 16ft with 8 second period. That should have knocked down quite a bit before getting near shore, but it would tell me that sea state had to be horrible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,068 Posts
From what I heard it was rough in Schooner Cove, Stamford but no boats were damaged. SCYC is quite well protected and surrounded by condo on all sides offering protection from winds except the north
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,152 Posts
Still no power from the grid. Kohler still running.. maybe juice restored tonight. Winds down enough fly fishing is possible.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
12,165 Posts
One day blow fortunately it took off up the coast vs a 3 day nor’easter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,152 Posts
Power is back on.
Woo ho!!!!!

Anyone living in the northeast outside a city needs a genset. This is the first house we’ve had that has one. Huge!!!
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top