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Bell Island, NL

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Tropical Cyclone Information Statement

Issued at 21:26 Tuesday 30 August 2016

For Tropical Depression eight.

The next information statement will be issued by 3:00 a.m. ADT.

Tropical Depression Eight expected to become a named Tropical Storm on Wednesday. Has potential to bring rain to southeastern Newfoundland Thursday night or Friday.

1. Summary of basic information at 9:00 p.m. ADT.

Location: 34.7 North 75.0 West.

About 80 kilometres southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC.

Maximum sustained winds: 56 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: North-northeast at 7 km/h.

Minimum central pressure: 1011 millibars.

2. Public weather impacts and warnings summary.

Tropical Depression Eight is expected to become a named Tropical Storm on Wednesday. At this time its only expected impacts will be gale force winds over some southern marine areas and the potential for significant rainfall over parts of southeastern Newfoundland. There is still considerable uncertainty in both the development and track of this system, and as such specific details in the forecast are impossible to determine at this time.

a. Wind.

At this time not expecting any significant wind impacts over land areas.

b. Rainfall.

An existing non-tropical system may bring some rainfall to parts of Newfoundland later Wednesday or on Thursday. As the tropical system approaches it has potential to interact with this system and could give significant rainfall to parts of southeastern Newfoundland early on Friday.

c. Surge/Waves.

At this time not expecting any significant wave or storm surge impacts over land areas.

3. Marine weather impacts and warnings summary.

This system has potential to give gale force winds primarily south of the track as it traverses the southern marine district later on Thursday and Friday.

Forecaster(s):Borgel/Murtha/Mercer

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Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.



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