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119 mph Gust? Scientists Not Ready to Confirm
03/27/2014 10:08 AM ET  

Rich Norton from the National Weather Service said the reading at a buoy off Jonesport could be accurate but that it's under review because it was out of line with other readings.

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) _ A powerful storm produced hurricane-force winds off the Maine coast, but scientists aren't sure whether a 119 mph reading off Jonesport was accurate.

Rich Norton from the National Weather Service said the reading at a buoy off Jonesport could be accurate but that it's under review because it was out of line with other readings. For example, the storm whipped up gusts of 70 mph at Matinicus Rock. On land, the storm produced gusts approaching 60 mph.

To the east, Canada also had some big wind readings: 106 mph off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and 114 mph off Newfoundland.

Back in Maine, the storm didn't live up to expectations in the snow department. The National Weather Service said the biggest tally was 10 inches at Whiting.


 

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