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Alerts in Effect

Tropical Storm Warning

Issued at 06:26 Wednesday 23 September 2020
Summary

Tropical storm force winds of 70 gusting to 100 km/h over exposed areas from Post-tropical Storm Teddy can be expected over the above regions.

Tropical storm force winds associated with Post-Tropical Storm Teddy will continue to affect Nova Scotia this morning, accompanied by rain at times heavy.

Potential wind gusts: 80 to 90 km/h possibly reaching 110 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast.

Locations: Coastal regions of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Time span: continuing until the afternoon.

Remarks: Tropical storm force southeasterly winds are occuring over eastern Nova Scotia ahead of Post-Tropical Storm Teddy. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast early this morning. A period of very strong southerly winds gusting to 90 to 110 km/h will affect eastern mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton as the center of Teddy crosses eastern Nova Scotia later this morning.

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These winds could break tree branches potentially resulting in downed utility lines.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are expected over parts of the region within 24 hours.

By nature, a tropical storm also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall - consult your local area forecast for possible rainfall warnings.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Reports of storm conditions and impacts can be emailed directly to NSstorm@canada.ca or by tweeting reports by province using #NSStorm, #NBStorm, #PEStorm, #NLwx, #QCStorm or #ONStorm.

Rainfall Warning

Issued at 04:44 Wednesday 23 September 2020
Summary

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Additional Rainfall amounts: 15 to 30 mm.

Locations: most of Nova Scotia except extreme southwest.

Time span: ending this afternoon.

Remarks: Heavy rain will gradually dissipate from west to east across the province as Post Tropical Storm Teddy departs the region, heading towards Newfoundland. Total rainfall will exceed 50 mm in most areas with some areas exceeding 100 mm.

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Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Tropical Cyclone Information Statement

Issued at 05:49 Wednesday 23 September 2020
Summary

For Post-tropical Storm Teddy.

The next full information statement will be issued by 9:00 A.M. ADT.

Post-Tropical Storm Teddy has made the turn towards the northeast and is expected to make landfall later this morning over eastern Nova Scotia.

1. Summary of Basic Information at 6:00 A.M. ADT.

Location: 44.4 North 62.7 West.

About 70 Kilometres east-southeast of Halifax.

Maximum sustained winds: 110 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: north-northeast at 35 kilometres per hour.

Minimum central pressure: 958 millibars.

2. Summary of latest information.

Southerly winds are expected to increase over eastern Nova Scotia as the centre of Teddy moves closer to the coast this morning. Large waves and heavy surf continue over waters off eastern Nova Scotia as well as the southern coast of Newfoundland.

Forecaster(s): McArthur

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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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