Hurricane Teddy Update From Environment Canada – Saturday 8:55am


From Environment Canada – 8:55AM 2020-09-19.

Hurricane Teddy poised to impact Atlantic Canada Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hurricane Teddy will likely reach offshore waters south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday as a hurricane, and impact Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence region in the Tuesday to Wednesday timeframe as a strong post-tropical storm.

Teddy is currently a category three system over the Tropical Atlantic well southeast of Bermuda. it will slowly move up during the next two days passing east of Bermuda on Monday. This is when it will begin to accelerate towards Nova Scotia. When it reaches Canadian waters south of the Maritimes it will be a category two hurricane, but is expected to be a very dangerous tropical storm as it moves though our region.

Possible impacts:

A. Public
Rainfall could be significant, especially north and west of Teddy’s track. At this point, the highest rainfall amounts are likely for the southern Maritimes and the south coast of Newfoundland. Most regions will see some tropical storm force winds, and south of the forecast track winds may reach hurricane force. Wind impacts may be enhanced by foliage on the trees, resulting in power outages. Every effort should be made to secure temporary structures.

B. Marine
As hurricane Teddy moves into our waters, there is a reasonable chance of hurricane force winds near and south of the track, mainly over the southern Atlantic forecast waters. there will also be large waves, again mainly over southern waters.

C. Surge/Waves
Large waves will build over southern marine waters Tuesday, they will break higher along the Nova Scotia and southern Newfoundland coastline. There will also be rough and pounding surf, especially for the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and south coast of Newfoundland. Storm surge is possible, mainly for parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Magdalen Islands and Newfoundland, but it is too early to be specific about which portions of the coastline may be affected.

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