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Hurricane Lee classified as nor'easter

sgtdjones 2023-09-16 12:51:38 

Hurricane Lee classified as nor'easter

As of Saturday morning, Lee has weakened to a post-tropical cyclone that more closely resembles a potent nor’easter. The difference between tropical and post-tropical won’t change the storm’s impacts. Lee will have wide-ranging effects across the Maritimes over the next 36 hours regardless of its official title.Lee's maximum sustained winds are 130 km/h. These maximum winds will continue to tick downward as the storm tracks north toward Atlantic Canada.

Lee is expected to be at or just below hurricane strength when it reaches Nova Scotia later today. Weakening is forecast tonight and Sunday while Lee moves across Atlantic Canada.Despite Lee’s maximum winds falling, the storm’s sprawling footprint is important for any communities in its path. Lower maximum winds does not mean a lower overall threat from this storm.

A threat for heavy rains, high winds, and coastal flooding will extend hundreds of kilometres from the centre of the storm. The biggest concerns will be dangerous surf and coastal flooding, especially during high tide."For Atlantic coastal Nova Scotia, breaking waves of 4-6 metres (15 to 20 feet) are likely," says the CHC. "Elevated water levels (storm surge) combined with waves could result in coastal flooding during the high tide late morning to noon Saturday in Shelburne County then during the high tide late Saturday evening along the coast from Queens County to eastern Halifax County."


Lee areas in pathway

Weather network

sgtdjones 2023-09-16 19:43:46 

Hurricane Lee enters Maritimes ..

House shift's off foundation as massive waves hits Peggy's cove..