Thursday, September 24th 2020, 8:30 am - Teddy powered through the East Coast Wednesday with strong winds, heavy downpours and towering waves.
Post-tropical cyclone Teddy had plenty of strength as it trekked through Atlantic Canada Wednesday with strong winds, high waves, flooding and pounding rains.
Once a Category 3 hurricane at its peak, Teddy lost strength and was post-tropical before it made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia Wednesday morning, then pushing through the Atlantic region through the day. Strong winds, 3-5-metre waves and heavy rain lingered in parts of Newfoundland into early Thursday morning, but has since departed with the storm now out over sea.
But Teddy did manage to bring some hefty impacts to the Atlantic region Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly in Nova Scotia. The storm produced winds exceeding 100 km/h in several locales in Nova Scotia, with recorded gusts of 145 km/h in Grand Etang, 118 km/h in Eskasoni First Nation, 109 km/h in Cheticamp, 107 km/h in Hart Island and 102 km/h in Beaver Island.
Wave heights were also sizeable in a few spots in the Atlantic waters. Two buoys south of Nova Scotia registered peak wave heights of 12.8 metres and 11.8 metres. Other buoys and areas closer to Atlantic shores recorded wave heights ranging from 5-7 metres.
Rainfall amounts were substantial, again mainly in Nova Scotia, where two locations received more than 100 mm and several others received more than 80 mm since Tuesday. Ingonish Beach saw a rainfall total of 132.3 mm and Bedford Range got hit with 110 mm.
The storm also brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands in Nova Scotia, with most of the electricity having been restored by early Thursday morning. In additon, Teddy forced the cancellation of schools and suspension of bus and ferry transit services across P.E.I. and Nova Scotia Wednesday.
Teddy's arrival into Atlantic Canada was captured through photos and videos, with plenty of content surfacing on social media. See below for a look at the potent storm.
Just when the hurricane is about to hit, the boat decides it wants to sink. Been a long morning but might just get it out before the winds pick up.#NSStorm #Halifax #HurricaneTeddy pic.twitter.com/Mn3H3mLPwO— Nathaniel Chute (@NatNotSmokey) September 23, 2020
Teddy just made landfall in our are. So far not too bad. Hopefully this is the worse of it. An interesting way to spend our last day of quarantine #HurricaneTeddy #NSstorm #teddyready pic.twitter.com/vnubpvDksZ— \______ Bruce ______/ (@bruce_) September 23, 2020
Thumbnail courtesy of Simon d’Entremont Nature Photography/Facebook.