Gale-force winds whip the water at high tide in Rockland harbor Oct. 28. Winds from the east were blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 mph in some areas, according to Chief Meteorologist Tyler Southard of VStv. Seas were expected to build to between four and six feet in Penobscot Bay and eight to 14 feet for the outlying islands and northern Gulf of Maine. The combination of strong winds and heavy rain also led to downed tree limbs and a few brief power outages.