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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Torrential rains are possible as a storm approaches N.S. and N.B. next week

Key takeaways:

  • According to Environment Canada, an advancing low-pressure system will slowly approach the Maritimes on Monday. 

Environment Canada has issued specific weather bulletins for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island ahead of a storm that could bring heavy rain and high winds to the Maritimes next week.

On Monday, an increasing low-pressure system will slowly advance towards the Maritimes, according to Environment Canada.

“This system will then stall, bringing heavy rain and strong winds for an extended time.” It’s too soon to say what the highest rainfall amounts will be or where they’ll fall.”

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According to the forecast service, the system could bring “torrential rain and high gusts” to Nova Scotia, with rainfall quantities of up to 100 mm or more. Winds of over 90 km/h will accompany the rain, especially around the Atlantic coasts.

Tuesday and Wednesday could see pounding surf and higher-than-normal sea levels, according to the forecast.

New Brunswick is anticipated to receive more than 50 mm of rain, with greater amounts likely in some areas. Wind gusts of 60 to 80 km/h are possible, particularly along the Fundy and Acadian coasts.

The weather advisory is in force in New Brunswick on Monday and Tuesday, possibly extending into Nova Scotia on Wednesday and beyond.

Prepare yourself.

According to a press release, Halifax Regional Municipality’s emergency management section will monitor the forecast in the following days.

“Residents are asked to prepare ahead of time,” the city said in a statement.

It stated that flying debris poses the greatest hazard to people’s homes and property and encouraged people to bring umbrellas and patio furniture inside and anything else that high winds could pick up.

People who can also are asked to clear debris from storm drains to prevent water pooling and for dead trim branches and cut down dead trees.

Torrential rains possible as storm could pound N.S, N.B. next week

According to the report, people who have wells should also fill water containers and their bathtubs in case of a power loss.

“All family members, including pets, should have emergency food and water on hand.” In addition, it stated that “all personal vehicles should be fueled with gas and cell phones should be charged.”

“Battery chargers are advised because many homes are now totally reliant on cell phones.” New batteries should also be installed in flashlights.”

It also stated that special things such as medication, newborn formula, disability equipment, and pet medication should be gathered before the storm.

People were invited to register for hfxALERT, the city’s mass alerting system.

Snow squall warnings in sections of northern N.S.

On Saturday, Environment Canada has issued a snow squall notice for Pictou, Antigonish, Inverness, and Victoria counties.

“Flurries will develop over eastern Nova Scotia (Friday night) and become more frequent and heavy at times early Saturday.” “Saturday morning, same conditions will expand across western and northern Cape Breton,” Environment Canada stated.

“As cold northwesterly winds develop, snow squalls with unexpected reductions in visibility or whiteout conditions may form.”

It is expected to rain 15 to 25 cm in certain regions, with wind gusts of 40 to 60 km/h.

Source: Global News

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