Just after 3 AM, Hingham was rocked by a 65 MPH wind gust. That house-shaking wind gust beats the gust of 63 MPH that was recorded in Hurricane Sandy. At the nearby Blue Hill Observatory, winds gusted to 81 MPH which is hurricane force. Braintree gusted to 62 MPH, and Logan Airport gusted to 60 MPH.
The gusty winds, which came along with downpours as a cold front pushed through New England, did cause some damage.
Numerous trees and wires were reported down all over the South Shore.
Here in Hingham trees and wires were down on Jones Street, Cushing Street, Derby Street, Garrison Road, and even on 3A’s Back River bridge for a time.
The Quincy-Boston MBTA commuter boat also canceled some morning trips due to the wind.
The worst of the winds will pass when the rain ends, around the end of the morning commute. It will still be windy all day Thursday, however, with occasional gusts in the 35-45 MPH range. By lunch expect temperatures to drop to around 40.