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Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires

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A wind gust or microburst blew out the side of a barn in Clarksburg. Owner Dan Tanner posed on Facebook that it shifted the barn 4-6 inches and took down trees around the property.
A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in several areas. 
 
The region saw winds of 45 to 60 mph and tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were in place for several areas overnight in eastern New York state. 
 
There is a flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning from rainfall and snowmelt runoff and strong winds are expected to continue in the I-91 corridor, according to the National Weather Service. 
 
Accuweather reports that more than 300,000 people are without power from North Carolina to New York. 
 
A wind advisory is in effect for the region until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s as the day goes on but should rise back into the high 50s with sunny skies on Tuesday.

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