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Medway River Indian Reserve No. 11, NS

Alerts in Effect

Storm Surge Warning

Issued at 09:44 Monday 21 September 2020
Summary

High Storm Surge levels and very large waves are expected to impact the coast.

Maximum water levels: storm surge up to 50 cm

Maximum wave heights:7 to 9 metres, breaking higher along parts of the coast.

Locations: From Shelburne County east to Guysborough.

Time span: For the Eastern Shore, near the high tides Tuesday evening and wednesday morning. For the Southwest Shore near high tides on tuesday morning and tuesday evening.

Remarks: The main risk is for very large waves, rough and pounding surf and a threat for rip currents. On Tuesday morning 3-4 metre waves at the coast will build to 7-9 metres late in the day, with waves breaking higher along parts of the coast. The high waves will persist into the overnight period. Outside of the times for high tide there is still a threat for very large waves, rough and pounding surf, and local overwash. The public should observe extreme caution.

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High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast. Coastal erosion is likely in vulnerable areas. Coastal flooding is possible along the shoreline.

Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.

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 Storm Watch

Issued at 02:59 Monday 21 September 2020
Summary

Tropical storm force winds ahead of Hurricane Teddy expected to begin affecting parts of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, accompanied by rain at times heavy in the afternoon and evening.

Potential wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast.

Locations: Coastal regions of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton

Time span: From noon Tuesday into Tuesday night.

Remarks: Tropical storm force northeasterly winds will develop across much of Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Teddy on Tuesday. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast Tuesday afternoon and evening. Another period of strong winds is possible Wednesday morning over easternmost sections of Nova Scotia as Teddy makes its closest approach to the province.

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A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are possible over parts of the region within 36 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.

Wind Warning

Issued at 10:25 Monday 21 September 2020
Summary

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Maximum gusts: northeasterly 90 km/h along parts of the coast.

Locations: Along the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: Tuesday afternoon until late Tuesday evening.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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 08:30 Monday 21 September 2020
Summary

For Hurricane Teddy.

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

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Atlantic coastline of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Hurricane Teddy will spread tropical storm force winds to parts of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Thereafter it is expected to transition to a large and intense Post-Tropical Storm as it brings heavy rain, strong winds and heavy pounding surf to much of the Maritimes and southern Newfoundland.

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

Location: near 31.1 North 63.0 West.

About 210 kilometres southeast of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds: 155 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: North at 15 kilometres per hour.

Minimum central pressure: 963 millibars.


Teddy is currently a category two hurricane over the Tropical Atlantic southeast of Bermuda. It will move generally northward today and enter the Canadian response zone on Tuesday. Thereafter Teddy is expected to transition into a large and intense post-tropical storm. On Wednesday post-tropical Teddy will turn northeastward and head toward eastern Nova Scotia and then southwestern Newfoundland.

2. Public impacts and warnings summary:

a. Wind.
Wind warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia for Tuesday. These areas will likely see tropical storm force winds gusting up to 90 km/h during the day. Given trees are still in full leaf, these winds could cause limbs to break with isolated tree falls, likely leading to many power outages.

b. Rainfall.
Rain ahead of Teddy will likely reach Nova Scotia by Tuesday afternoon and will continue in many areas into Wednesday. The highest rainfall amounts are likely to be just north and west of Teddy's eventual track through the region, which for now would encompass most of mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the eastern half of Prince Edward Island, and parts of southwestern Newfoundland. Rainfall amounts in these areas could exceed 50 mm, with isolated areas possibly reaching 75 to 100 mm.

c. Surge/Waves.
Large swells will gradually build south of the region today and Tuesday, with the highest waves expected to reach the Atlantic coast late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. For southern Newfoundland, the largest waves are expected to reach southern coastlines on Wednesday. Elevated water levels will accompany the storm, mainly for parts of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday and for southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday. There is also a chance for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands later Tuesday night or Wednesday.

The highest risk is the combination of the very large waves combining with the storm surge to cause dangerous conditions along the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Rough and pounding surf, localised flooding and coastal erosion are likely in vulnerable areas, even outside of the times of high tides.

3. Marine impacts and warning summary:

Hurricane force wind warnings are now in effect for offshore Maritime waters, with storm warnings for most remaining waters south of Nova Scotia. Gale warnings are in effect for southern Gulf of St. Lawrence waters as well as the southwestern Grand Banks. Teddy will also bring extremely high significant wave heights of 10 to 15 metres to extreme offshore Maritimes waters by late Tuesday.


Forecaster(s): Borgel/Mercer/Couturier

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

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 10:23 Monday 21 September 2020
Summary

A tropical storm watch, wind warnings, and storm surge warnings are now in effect for most Atlantic Coastal Regions of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Hurricane Teddy will spread tropical storm force winds to parts of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Thereafter it is expected to transition to a large and intense post-tropical storm as it brings heavy rain, strong winds and heavy pounding surf to much of the Maritimes and southern Newfoundland.

The following is a general summary of expected impacts from the storm.

Storm surge...
Large waves will build along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, with the largest waves expected late in the day. Storm surge warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast from Shelburne County to Guysborough County.

Wind...
Most regions of Nova Scotia will see tropical storm force winds. Exposed areas along the Atlantic Coast are likely to experience strong winds of 80 to 100 km/h, possibly higher.

Rainfall...
Rainfall could be significant, especially north and west of the track. At this point, the highest rainfall amounts are likely for central and eastern Nova Scotia. Amounts of 50 to 100 mm are possible in the heaviest rain.

For the latest information from the Canadian Hurricane Centre refer to the tropical cyclone information statement at: https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html.

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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.



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