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At 6 a.m. we were hovering around the 5 degree mark and have since rocketed up to 9.

At 4 a.m. a high wind warning was issued and was to begin at 5 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. this afternoon. In spite of the wind chill advisory having officially expired at 10 a.m., various outlets are still reporting -14 degrees. Interesting in both claims is that thus far, it is difficult to find a branch in motion. More often than not on the Cape, wind speed and wind chill data is gleaned from someone atop a milk carton on the runway in Hyannis so the information is always subjective. In our immediate corner of the world I would estimate that we are in the 5 – 10 mph range with a push from a flock of seagulls.

The sun is out and the temperatures are slated to increase ever so slowly eventually finding the upper 30 degree range tomorrow.

Several hours ago, NStar was showing 8 units without power in Orleans and 0 in Eastham. These are peak numbers and currently the board is clear. As a result of any reported outage, no fee follow ups are in progress and may continue for a second round into Friday morning for those in extremely exposed areas in light of the weekend forecast which shows temperatures jogging over and under the freezing mark into the beginning of the week.

Given the conditions and projections, this will close the book on this particular system. Stay warm and stay tuned.