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Rainfall Warning In Effect For Portions Of Nova Scotia – Local Amounts Possibly Reaching 250 mm

From Environment Canada:
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Locations: Eastern mainland Nova Scotia and western Cape Breton Island.

Extremely heavy rain is expected.

Total rainfall: 100 to 200 mm, local amounts possibly reaching 250 mm.

Time span: tonight through to Saturday afternoon.

Remarks: A trough of low pressure will bring rain to the region tonight and Friday. This trough will merge with approaching Hurricane Fiona later on Friday and will bring intense and torrential rainfall to the region. Rainfall rates in excess of 25 mm per hour are likely beginning later Friday night and will continue into Saturday. Rain will finally ease off then end during the day Saturday.

Past storms with these rainfall rates and total accumulations have caused hazardous driving conditions, flooded basements, elevated river levels, road shoulder erosion and washouts, road closures, and localized flooding, especially in poor drainage areas.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Rapidly rising rivers and creeks can sweep away bridges, culverts, buildings, and people. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Locations: Central and northern Nova Scotia, and northern and eastern Cape Breton Island.

Heavy rain is expected.

Total rainfall: 50 to 100 mm, local amounts possible reaching 150 mm.

Time span: tonight through Saturday afternoon.

Remarks: A trough of low pressure will bring rain to the region tonight and Friday. This trough will then merge with approaching Hurricane Fiona later on Friday and will bring intense and torrential rainfall to the region. Rainfall rates in excess of 25 mm per hour are possible beginning later Friday night and will continue into Saturday. Rain will finally ease off then end during the day Saturday.

Past storms with these rainfall rates and total accumulations have caused hazardous driving conditions, elevated river levels, road closures, and localized flooding, especially in poor drainage areas.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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