Good Morning! We are on storm team coverage this morning and all of today as we continue to monitor the progress of Hurrican Dorian.
We have our 3 Storm Team forecasters James, Luke & Kirsten
We’ll first go to James with the latest on Dorian
Thanks Dustin, well as of 9am, Dorian is still a category 1 hurricane with winds of 40km/h still heading NE on the same track. So there has been no change in the track since yesterday afternoon, if it continues on this track, at the same rate it is at now, Dorian will make landfall later this evening, in about a little under 12 hours between Halifax and New Glasgow.
Looking at the Satellite imagery of Dorian right now, can see that he is a fast mover, heading NE. The center of the storm is looking more impressive than what it was earlier this morning, the storm now not looking more of a hurricane because we are in the transition period where colder air wraps in the storm and she becomes a post-tropical system.
Ok, let’s go to the Future WindCASTER.
These are wind Gusts from noon to 6am tomorrow morning.
So starting at noon, we see Gusts already approaching the 100 to 140km/h range. Highest in Shelburne area, Yarmouth in town will see a gust of 100-105 km/h, Digby gusting up to 80km/h.
Fast forwarding now to 3pm: Digby now gusting to 120km/h which is Hurricane Force.. by 3pm, parts of the coast and along Brier Island a little stronger at 120-130km/h. Yarmouth county 125-130km/h in town which is Hurricane Force, coastal areas will be gusting higher at near 140km/h, but closer to the Hurricane at it’s nearest approach, Shelburne will see winds gusting 125 to 150km/h, especially near the coast.
Now at 6pm: These are when the winds will be at there strongest!
Digby gusting to 130km/h, Yarmouth at 135 km/h and Shelburne at 140km/h, there will be coastal areas reaching 150km/h. Check out those Gusts offshore though, 170km/h!
By 9pm: Winds in Shelburne are still Gusting 100 to 140km/h, Yarmouth County still blowing at 80 to 100km/h and Digby at 120 to 140km/h
By Midnight: winds are done at hurricane force, but Tropical Storm force winds continue well into Midnight, Gusting to 90km/h on the coast and 60 to 80 inland.
By 3am: we’re down to only Tropical storm force winds of 80km/h.
Now along with wind, is also the rain! And lot’s of it!
For Yarmouth & Digby, plan on 90 to 130mm, with possibly higher amounts! Shelburne will see the most with up to 125 to 200mm!
And now we go to Lucas who is in Tusket, riding out the storm.