SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the maximum wind gust reported in Vermont during Superstorm Sandy was 72 mph atop Mount Mansfield.
A gust of 61 mph was reported in Lyndon Center and there was a 60 mph gust in Underhill.
The Weather Service several locations reported gusts in the mid-50s.
On Monday officials had forecast the possibility of gusts reaching 100 mph on top of Mount Mansfield and up to 80 mph at other locations.
But the storm sped up unexpectedly prior to making landfall in New Jersey, changing the forecast for Vermont and sparing the state more severe damage.
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