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Noel Update -2

Post-Tropical Storm Noel – Canadian Hurricane Centre reports:

Position: 47.5 N 64.3 W. [7AM CST]
Movement: North-Northeast near 40 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph.
Wind Gusts: 85 mph.
Minimum central pressure: 968 mb.

PTS Noel is about 55 miles East-Northest of Chatham.

Widespread power outages and some infrastructure damage have been reported in Nova Scotia due to wind and large coastal waves. Some localized rainfall-related flooding has been reported from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Peak winds at Wreckhouse Newfoundland reached 180 km/h this morning while Mcnabs Island and Beaver Island Nova Scotia both gusted to 135 km/h. We also had an unofficial report of 130 mm of rain at Smelt Brook Nova Scotia on the northern portion of Cape Breton.

Wind warnings remain in effect for Nova Scotia.. Pei.. Magdalen Islands.. Portions of Newfoundland.. Southern and eastern New Brunswick.. Portions of the Gaspé Peninsula.. Anticosti Island..and portions of the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Rainfall warnings remain in effect for portions of northeast New Brunswick portions of the Gaspé Peninsula Anticosti Island and portions of the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Snowfall warnings remain in effect for portions of the Gaspé Peninsula and southeastern Québec.. And portions of Labrador.

Heavy pounding surf remains along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and south-facing coastlines around Newfoundland..Cape Breton..and areas around the Gulf of St Lawrence.

The public is advised not to venture too close to the shoreline along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia since waves will remain very dangerous throughout the morning. Wind gusts still have the potential to cause further tree damage this morning across Nova Scotia..PEI and eastern New Brunswick.

A hurricane and snowfall warnings – that’s just cruel.

3 comments

1 hipparchia { 11.04.07 at 9:15 am }

that’s just plain .

2 hipparchia { 11.04.07 at 9:19 am }

[ack. stoopid keyboard]

hurricanes and snowstorms together at the same time? that’s just plain weird.

3 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 11:13 am }

The cyclone is sucking in air from the Arctic and mixing it with the moisture pulled from the ocean. If the air temperature is below freezing you get a blizzard.

If they still had a working thermometer, the areas that the center of the storm passed over would record temperatures in the 80s, while the fringes would encounter below freezing air temps. It’s the differential that provides the energy for the storm, and makes “Nor’easters” so nasty.