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Strong Storms Cause Power Outages in New Brunswick #NBstorm

On Friday evening thunderstorms roared across New Brunswick.

At times there were severe thunderstorm watches and warnings in effect.

Strong winds were reported in the Fredericton area. Environment and Climate Change Canada says that peak winds of 90 km/h were reported in the city at 6:40 pm, and at the airport just before 7:00 pm, however, based on radar estimates and the number of uprooted trees much stronger winds likely occurred.

Heavy downpours caused flash flooding, particularly in the low lying area of downtown Fredericton, where water runoff from the hills on the south side brought stormwater drains to capacity.

Fredericton city reported 21 millimetres between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Hail was also reported with the size estimated between 2 or 3 centimetres.

There were also several power outages as trees were brought down on power lines and intense lightning was also observed. As of 7:12 am this morning there were 8,412 customers still without power. The outages are in the Central York Sunbury and Northumberland Miramichi area.

There is a risk of thunderstorms once again today and tonight across New Brunswick. Once again, the ingredients are there for some of these storms to become severe.

Based on ECCC Data

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