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Powerful Storm Hammers Maritimes



A large storm pushed through the Maritimes on Thursday bringing heavy rain, strong wind, and pounding surf.


The system caused several power outages, brought down trees, and caused some coastal flooding.


Here is a snapshot to some peak wind gusts:

  • Plateau 148 km/h

  • Grand Etang 140 km/h

  • St. Joseph du Moine 124 km/h

  • Lunenburg 106 km/h

  • Beaver Island 102 km/h

  • Halifax Dockyard 101 km/h

  • Osborne Head 98 km/h

  • Port Hawkesbury 98 km/h

  • Cheticamp 96 km/h

  • Brier Island 94 km/h

  • Halifax Kootenay 93 km/h

  • Baccaro Pt 91 km/h

  • Beaver Island 91 km/h

  • Western Head 91 km/h

  • Halifax International Airport 89 km/h

  • Mcnabs Island 89 km/h

  • Yarmouth Rcs 85 km/h

  • Yarmouth 84 km/h

  • Heart Island 83 km/h

  • Sable Island 80 km/h

  • Shearwater Jetty 79 km/h

  • Caribou Point 78 km/h

  • Miscou Island: 91 km/h

  • Dingee Brook (NB Fire Stn) 82 km/h

  • Charlo 80 km/h

  • St. Stephen 77 km/h

  • Musquash (NB Fire Stn) 76 km/h

  • Point Lepreau 72 km/h

  • Fredericton 71km/h

  • North Cape 103 km/h

  • East Point 85 km/h

  • Summerside 75 km/h


Rainfall amounts:

  • Osborne Head 58.6 mm

  • Halifax International Airport 48.6 mm

  • Halifax Windsor Park 46.2 mm

  • Bedford Range 46.2 mm

  • Kejimkujik 1 45.2 mm

  • New Ross 45 mm

  • Shearwater 34.4 mm

  • Upper Stewiacke 37.5 mm

  • Shelburne 32.4 mm

  • Kentville 31.7 mm


Water levels above astronomical high tide:

  • Belledune: 90 cm above high tide

  • Shediac: 80 cm above high tide

  • Escuminac: 80 cm above high tide


Based on ECCC Data

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