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Heavy Rains and Winds Whip

Heavy Rains and Winds Whip Area as Summer Gives Way to Autumn
Heavy rains and winds gusting up to 38 miles per hour about the same as last week֒s storm triggered by the dissipating Hurricane Isabel whipped the Westport area today as summer turned into autumn.

There were scattered reports of trees and power lines down as well as minor flooding in the usual spots that quickly accumulate water in heavy rains.

Connecticut Light and Power said no Westport customers were without power as of 2 p.m. Two hours earlier it had listed 24 outages.

The weather station at the Longshore Sailing School recorded gusts up to 38 mph with average winds at 8 mph as of 2 p.m.

At 2 p.m., Longshore reported just under an inch of rain had fallen there today while the weather station at Bedford Middle School on North Avenue reported 1.25 inches.

A mid-morning special weather statement had warned of an area of showers and thunderstorms moving into the area that could could produce wind gusts up to 50 mph.

By 3 p.m., the bad weather was well to the east and the sun broke out periodically through the clouds.

Summer officially turned to autumn at 6:46 a.m.

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