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Post-Tropical Depression Erin Brings Rain and Wind to the Maritimes


Post-tropical depression Erin tracked east of Shelburne, Nova Scotia on Thursday.


Erin brought heavy rain and gusty winds to all three Maritime provinces.


At the peak of the rainfall, several areas had reported rainfall rates in excess of 30 millimetres per hour which gave increased surface runoff and some flooding according to Environment Canada.


Here is a list of rainfall totals and wind gusts.


Rainfall:

  • Fredericton: 56 mm

  • Mechanic Settlement: 54 mm

  • Moncton: 50 mm

  • Doaktown: 49 mm

  • Saint John: 44 mm

  • Red Pines: 40 mm

  • Bouctouche: 31 mm

  • Parrsboro: 162 mm

  • Port Maitland: 155 mm

  • Scots Bay: 152 mm

  • Greenwood: 127 mm

  • Nappan: 121 mm

  • Kentville: 115 mm

  • Baccaro Point: 99 mm

  • Yarmouth: 79 mm

  • Halifax Stanfield Airport: 53 mm

  • Shelburne: 52 mm

  • New Ross: 53 mm

  • Bedford: 45 mm

  • Stewiacke: 36 mm

  • Debert: 33 mm

  • Summerside: 66 mm

  • Charlottetown: 33 mm

  • Harrington: 32 mm

  • Stanhope: 32 mm


Peak wind gusts

  • Beaver Island: 76 mm

  • Lunenburg: 72 mm

  • Halifax Stanfield Airport: 69 mm

  • Osborne Head: 67 mm


The storm also caused a backlog of traffic for Marine Atlantic who had to cancel crossings.


Based on ECCC Data


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