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Winds From Hurricane Sandy to Ramp Down Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

Strong gusts continue as wind speeds gradually diminish Monday night.

Although the Boston region will continue to experience strong gusts of wind from Hurricane Sandy Monday night, in general winds will be dying down, according to WHDH.

Pete Bouchard, chief meteorologist at the TV station, in a broadcast that aired shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, said that Boston was experiencing wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.

However, he said those wind speeds would be slowly diminishing Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

By 10 p.m. Boston would experience winds of around 29 miles per hour. By 1 a.m. those winds would be down to about 18 miles per hour, Bouchard reported.

The National Weather Service was forecasting that in the Boston region, "strongest winds will occur through 7 p.m. … then a gradual decrease in winds is expected later this evening."

That said, the NWS said a high wind warning would remain in effect in the Boston region until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center issued a statement at 7 p.m. saying that Sandy "has continued to lose tropical characteristics" and that it is now designated a post-tropical cyclone, but while the maximum winds decreased slightly, they were still near 85 miles per hour in the worst parts of the storm.

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