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Warning in Maritimes, Canada,Hurricane Lee expands

sgtdjones 9/15/23, 3:49:15 PM
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Warning in Maritimes, Canada Lee expands

Hurricane conditions are possible across the Maritimes through Saturday, with the threat for winds gusting up to 120 km/h and dangerous surf.Widespread tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches are now in effect across portions of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick expecting hazardous conditions as Hurricane Lee approaches the area beginning late Friday night and peaking through the day Saturday.
The footprint of Hurricane Lee’s tropical storm-force winds extended a whopping 520 km from the centre of the storm by Friday morning, and its hurricane-force winds reached 165 km from the centre of the storm.Storm surge can be 8 to 12 m


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sgtdjones 9/16/23, 2:05:42 AM
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Between 60-100 mm of rain is possible in the southern Maritimes over the weekend. The risk for flooding has increased over western Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley.

"There could be heavy amounts in the vicinity of the track itself with indications of possibly 75 mm directly from Lee," the CHC warns. "This combined with the rain that fell there Thursday increases the vulnerability to further flooding in that area."At the same time, winds will pick up late Friday and peak on Saturday, with gusts of 70-100 km/h expected.
A storm surge warning has been issued for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - East of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens County, Shelburne County, Guysborough County. People near the coast are being urged to monitor for worsening conditions and be prepared to move to a safer location at a moment's notice.

"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."

Environment Canada

Map of Hurricane Lee