Summer’s First Strong Storm

A fast-moving storm — with hail, heavy rain and high winds — roared through parts of town yesterday evening, around 7:45. More than 500 Westporters lost power.

A tree fell on a house on Vani Court …(Photo/Westport Fire Department)

The Fire Department responded to 18 calls with 45 minutes. They included burning and downed power lines, carbon monoxide, and a tree resting on a house on Vani Court.

… and barely missed one at Edgewater Commons. (Photo/Kaye Leong)

Sherwood Island State Park will be closed today (Sunday), due to damage.

But the storm left as quickly as it came. Skies cleared before nightfall.

Sherwood Mill Pond, moments after the storm passed … (Photo/Matt Murray)

Today is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a high around 80.

… and Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach, a few minutes later. (Photo/Kristina Bory)

One response to “Summer’s First Strong Storm

  1. Sharon Paulsen

    Wow!

    More occurrences of these freakishly strong isolated storms (micro-cells I believe The Weather Channel calls them?).

    Up in Southbury, CT, my new digs, we didn’t see one drop of rain or any storms, though it was predicted.

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