Straight-line wind storm causes damage in Nova Scotia

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a weather summary for an extreme weather event that occurred in Nova Scotia on Wednesday.

Several severe thunderstorm watches were issued across Nova Scotia. There were reports of damaged trees and some buildings in the Stewiacke area, including the total destruction of a barn.

A remote survey of the damage has indicated that straight-line winds likely gusted to 115 km/h. Locally higher wind gusts, possibly exceeding 150 km/h, are estimated to have occurred in the area of the destroyed barn structure.

There was no nearby operating radars, doppler radar was not available to determine possible tornadic activity. However, the damage pattern appears to be more consistent with that of a straight-line wind storm.

Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada