Tropical Storm Dolly is churning the seas of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. Dolly formed from what was Tropical Depression #4.
Dolly has maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h and is located south of Nova Scotia. It is expected to lose it’s tropical storm status and transition to a post-tropical storm later tonight.
Although Dolly is no threat to land, it is a perfect time to remind everyone to be prepared for hurricane season.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre has said we can expect an above average active hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.
They provided an outlook on what to expect this hurricane season and told Canadians to prepare early this year. Stores tend to see line ups before major storms, with social distancing rules, this is something you want to avoid.
Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre said that we can expect 13 – 19 named storms this year.
Last year, Nova Scotia saw the harsh effects of Hurricane Dorion which caused major damage across the province. The storm approached our shores as a Category Two Hurricane and landed as a Category One.