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Hurricane Irene SWMP Report

Posted by | August 29, 2011

So looks as if we got a bit "lucky" and missed the brunt of Hurricane Irene as the storm passed to our west dropping large amounts of rain on western New Hampshire and parts of Massachusetts and Vermont. Here are some totals from our System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) weather station behind the Coastal Ecology Center.

We had a top wind gust of 36 mph recorded at 12:30pm on 8/28/11. For sake of comparison, our Wells Harbor Tide Station ( recorded a top gust of 43mph and Portland Observatory had a top gust of 49mph. Average wind speed for the reserve was around 26mph. We recorded 1.7" of rain on Sunday. A meager total to the 8+ inches recorded in other parts of New England. Now we can all look forward to the beautiful weather moving into New England for the rest of the week!

To view our SWMP weather data online please visit the Centralized Data Managment Office website.

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