Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The rainstorm is expected to hit eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton

The rainstorm

Key Takeaways:

  • The storm is expected to arrive Monday and last until Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • The eastern parts of N.S. are likely to be the hardest hit by an approaching storm that is expected to cover the Maritimes over the next few days.

The heaviest rain also strongest winds will begin Monday and last through Tuesday in Nova Scotia and possibly into Wednesday in the eastern areas. While precipitation is coming in from the open ocean, which means forecast models have limited data, Snoddon said rainfall totals of more than 50 millimeters appear likely for most Nova Scotians by Thursday.

The highest rainfall totals 80 to 150 millimeters are expected in eastern areas between Halifax and Cape Breton.

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Heavy rains, according to Snoddon, increase the risk of localized flooding, particularly in the east. During the storm, winds will likely gust to 60 to 80 km/h, with the strongest hitting the Atlantic coast, eastern mainland Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton.

The strongest winds will pick up on Monday and then gradually fade from west to east through Tuesday. As a result, rainfall warnings have been issued for a large swath of the province, including all areas west of Cumberland, Colchester, and Halifax counties. Inverness County Mabou and north is also under a Les SuĂȘtes wind warning.

All other parts of the province are under special weather warnings. “The area that does not have warnings is ironically the most in the crosshairs of the storm,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Spencer Clements.

He anticipates that rain warnings will be issued across the province by 5 a.m. Monday. Torm is likely to retreat, then reappear. On the other hand, Snoddon believes the system will then retreat to the west and return for a weaker 2nd round on Wednesday night into Thursday.

St. Matthew’s United Church on Barrington Street in Halifax will be open as a warming center and extreme weather shelter from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the storm. On Sunday afternoon, Halifax Search also Rescue tweeted that it had been asked by Halifax Fire & Emergency to search for people in wooded areas ahead of the storm.

“Searchers, as well as our light vehicles, will respond to the request to assist in keeping our homeless community members safe,” the tweet said.

According to a press release from HRM, the municipality confirmed it was collaborating with the province to provide “temporary emergency shelters” and comfort centers to those living in local homeless encampments. However, other information about the shelters was not provided.

Source: CBC News

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