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Old 09-16-2011, 01:25 AM
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Default Hurricane Maria & Newfoundland

Hurricane Maria is on a collision course with Newfoundland either as a weak hurricane, strong tropical storm, or post-tropical storm. The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued watches and warnings.

NHC info: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Code:
WTCN31 CWHX 152113
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE
OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 6:13 PM ADT THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2011.
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TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR:
=NEW= ST. JOHN'S AND VICINITY
=NEW= AVALON PENINSULA NORTH
=NEW= AVALON PENINSULA SOUTH.

     MARIA REACHES HURRICANE STATUS THIS EVENING THEN INTERACTS WITH
     A NON-TROPICAL LOW AND TROUGH WITH HIGH WIND AND RAIN OVER
     SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND.

     A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SUSTAINED GALES...WINDS OF
     63 KM/H OR MORE...ARE EXPECTED IN THE SPECIFIED AREAS WITHIN 24
     HOURS.  BY NATURE A TROPICAL STORM ALSO IMPLIES THE THREAT OF
     LOCAL FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINFALL.

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==DISCUSSION==
HURRICANE MARIA WILL APPROACH THE AVALON PENINSULA FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
THE REMNANTS OF MARIA ARE EXPECTED TO MERGE/INTERACT WITH A
DEVELOPING TROUGH TO ITS NORTH THAT WILL CONNECT TO A MUCH LARGER
NON-TROPICAL LOW OVER LABRADOR.

THERE WILL BE WINDY CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT ATLANTIC CANADA ON FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY AS THE NON-TROPICAL LOW AND TROUGH NORTH OF MARIA UNITE
OVER THE REGION.  HOWEVER WIND GUSTS OF 100 KM/H OR MORE ARE EXPECTED
ON THE AVALON PENINSULA FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ESPECIALLY OVER EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WHERE 60
TO 90 MILLIMETRES ARE EXPECTED.  LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL COULD LEAD
TO LOCAL FLOODING IN PRONE AREAS.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

END/FOGARTY/COUTURIER
Code:
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 8:59 PM ADT THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2011.
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HURRICANE WATCH FOR:
=NEW= AVALON PENINSULA SOUTH.

     MARIA REACHED HURRICANE STATUS EARLIER THIS EVENING.  THE STORM
     WILL INTERACT WITH A NON-TROPICAL LOW AND TROUGH AND CAUSE HIGH
     WIND AND RAIN OVER SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND.

     A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT A HURRICANE OR AN INCIPIENT
     HURRICANE CONDITION POSES A POSSIBLE THREAT TO THE SPECIFIED
     AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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==DISCUSSION==
HURRICANE MARIA WILL APPROACH THE AVALON PENINSULA FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
THE REMNANTS OF MARIA ARE EXPECTED TO MERGE/INTERACT WITH A
DEVELOPING TROUGH TO ITS NORTH THAT WILL CONNECT TO A MUCH LARGER
NON-TROPICAL LOW OVER LABRADOR LATE IN THE DAY FRIDAY.

THERE WILL BE WINDY CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT ATLANTIC CANADA ON FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY AS THE NON-TROPICAL LOW AND TROUGH NORTH OF MARIA UNITE
OVER THE REGION.

HOWEVER OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AVALON PENINSULA WINDS NEAR
100 KM/H ARE EXPECTED WITH HURRICANE FORCE GUSTS POSSIBLE TO 120 KM/H
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  THESE WIND GUSTS CAN TOPPLE TREES AND BREAK LARGE
BRANCHES, RUSULTING IN DOWNED UTILITY LINES AND POWER INTERRUPTIONS.
DAMAGE TO SIGNAGE AND BUILDING CLADDING/ROOFING MATERIAL IS ALSO
POSSIBLE WHEN WINDS GUST TO 120 KM/H OR MORE.

HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ESPECIALLY OVER EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WHERE 60
TO 90 MILLIMETRES ARE EXPECTED.  LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL COULD LEAD
TO LOCAL FLOODING IN PRONE AREAS.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

END/FOGARTY/COUTURIER/HATT
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