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Friday, August 21, 2009
What a Weather Forecast
Yes, it's been a VERY busy summer for me. Charity Golf outing in St-Hyacinthe where I met Max Talbot and his best friend, Bruno Gervais (NY Islanders) and Marc-Andre Fleury. Spending several days out on my sister's friend's 73 foot fishing boat; helping host a day at Fabricville for a large group of quilters from the US on a quilting cruise, a SAQA regional meeting, quilting, cleaning, walking, reading, knitting cotton washcloths for a group of docs and nurses from Fisherman's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg who are going to Belize next month, etc, etc, etc.

Now I am preparing to spend about 24 hours sitting out a hurricane that may make a direct hit on us. Here is our weather forecast from the

Atlantic Canada
Hurricane Bill's impact in Atlantic Canada is a guarantee with rain bands expected to start on Saturday. The storm is expected to lose intensity as it moves into cooler waters (not much cooler- waters here are about 22-24 C- my note) but it is very possible Bill could still be a hurricane on Sunday.

The current storm track is suggesting that Nova Scotia, PEI, Cape Breton and eastern Newfoundland will be the hardest hit with New Brunswick, western Newfoundland and Labrador being less affected. Keep in mind, with hurricane force winds extending almost 200 km from the centre of the storm today, all of Atlantic Canada is going to feel the impact of Hurricane Bill when he passes this weekend. Also, this storm track could change right up to Sunday so check regularly to find out how the storm will affect you.

Rainfall amounts from Hurricane Bill will depend on the final storm track but are expected to be between 50 - 100+ mm. Hurricane and tropical storm winds will accompany the rain and could reach up to 140 km/h closer to the centre of the storm with lesser tropical storm winds of up 90 km/h farther away from the storm.

Flooding will be a significant problem in affected areas (esp. since we don't know how the worst of the storm will match up with the tides but we are in our highest tides of the season right now) in addition to wind damage including power outages. Residents should already be preparing for what could be a weather emergency including an Emergency Kit with food and supplies for at least 72 hours. (hope I can use my grill but I AM cooking up a bunch of chicken and steak in the morning so I can have cold chicken and cut up either to put in a salad. I DO have a big cooler and LOTS of ice).

Yes folks- this could get interesting. I'd still rather deal with a hurricane than a tornado- at least I had plenty of warning to get prepared. I DO wish I had gotten a generator back in June when I originally planned and, since my windows are not the best, I WILL be replacing them in the spring with hurricane-rated ones.

posted by Teri Springer @ 8:38 PM  
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Leslie said…

    Take care of you and yours. Keep us in touch as much as you can given the circumstances.

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Name: Teri Springer
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About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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