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Predawn, three wind and severe thunderstorm warnings came in each more ominous than the next promising winds upwards of 70 mph and subsequently advising those living in mobile homes to check their parachutes.


These warnings leaned heavily towards “Western Barnstable County.” This system, while sizable, is moving underneath us heading out to sea in a northeasterly direction and the initial assumption is that the weather editors may be referencing the West Coast maps used to revise the Cape Cod flood zones.


That said, there are pockets heavy rain and gusts that jibe with the now downgraded “Wind Advisory” criteria which consists of sustained gusts in the 20-30 mph with the potential for gusts upwards of 50 mph. These hit and miss pockets are expected to loom over the area throughout the day. Whether the balance of the day proves to be a typical grey day on the Cape or I wake up in Kansas donning curly toed slippers, I will bring closure to this round with a final update end of day.