Hurricane Force Winds at Long Wharf

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By Quincy Vagell on October 29, 2012, 7:00pm Last modified: October 30, 2012, 10:48am

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***Skip to 0:15 for the strongest winds***
I went with Jennifer Cutuli down to Long Wharf in New Haven shortly before 6 p.m.

The hope was to catch some footage before it got dark and we had quite an adventure. The audio quality isn't great, but keep in mind the winds were excessive and we were using my phone to record the shots!

The trip:
The road was closed, but we found a way in...
We got out to go down by the water and it was very choppy and winds were strong, but not very severe. After recording some footage, things quickly got worse...

Hurricane force winds:
The winds really started to pick up. Signs were bending and a large flagpole looked like it wanted to snap. The winds were so strong that when I jumped in the air in the direction of the wind, I was literally pushed a good distance!
I estimated winds gusting to 75 mph. 

The other interesting note was that salt was being flung into the air from the water and it was almost too painful to try to stand and get hit by the salt.

It was really an incredible feeling to experience near hurricane or hurricane force winds. It's an opportunity that I may not get again (in Connecticut) in my lifetime. 

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Quincy Vagell

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