What part of Mass are you in? I'm down at the Cape. It was around 40-ish, and blowing a steady 25-30 yesterday. I got hit with a couple of pretty good gusts which I'd say closed in on 50 mph. It's a little bit weird to be using the bail-out gear on the flats.
What I should have done was take my heavy hybrid cruiser with a triple crank and a 34t bail out gear instead of my roadie. I would have traded the drops for a little more cross-wind stability and the 28 ring, halfway into the upwind leg of my route.
I got in before the flurries started in late afternoon.