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Tracking Gabrielle as it pushes towards Atlantic Canada

By Chris St. Clair
Weather Broadcaster
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:53 AM

Tropical Storm Gabrielle will pay a visit to Atlantic Canada Friday and Saturday, and The Weather Network will be there to show you the power of this storm live on television and online.

In the past 25 years, storms called Gabrielle have flirted with and interacted with eastern Canada no less than three times, and this will be the fourth. By coincidence, they’ve all been September storms.

In September 1989 Hurricane Gabrielle left one dead and delivered a 10 metre storm surge on the coast of Nova Scotia near Halifax.

September 18, 2001 Tropical Storm Gabrielle weakened south of Newfoundland, but not before delivering 175 mm of rain and winds of 121 km/h to St John’s.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle sputtered and became a subtropical low south of the Maritimes on Septemer 11, 2007.

So, here we go! The most important pieces of equipment we need to show you this Gabrielle will be our camera and a cell phone. Gone are the days of satellite trucks. By linking our cell phone to the camera we can show you this storm from anywhere we get cell service.

The latest info on Gabrielle 2013 suggests strong winds and heavy rain as this tropically flavoured storm interacts with a larger upper lever low that is forecast to cross the Atlantic region over the next 72 hours.

We’ll show you Canada’s first Tropical Storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season beginning Friday!

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