At noon on Sunday Hurricane Irene was located just north of Poughkeepsie, New York. Max sustained winds of 60mph with gusts to 70mph, pressure is 966MB. Irene is moving NNE at 25mph. Tropical storm force conditions continue region wide this afternoon. Southerly winds of 25 to 45mph with gusts to 60 will cause some power outages and downed tree limbs. Conditions will begin to improve quickly after 6pm. Some coastal flooding will continue, especially along southwest facing beaches for tonight’s high tide cycle. Several spectacular days can be expected to start the new week, as the cleanup begins.
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