Saturday, January 24, 2015

Alerts for: Queens County

Warnings

4:55 AM AST Saturday 24 January 2015
Storm surge warning in effect for:

  • Queens County

Higher than normal water levels with large waves are expected near the coast.

An intensifying low pressure system is forecast to develop off the U.S. eastern seaboard today and track towards the maritimes. The system will move into the Bay of Fundy this evening and into the Gulf of St Lawrence early Sunday morning. The combination of the timing of the strong winds and high waves from this system together with a cycle of higher astronomical tides will give elevated water levels and the risk of coastal flooding to parts of the Atlantic coast during high tide late this evening. Water levels will subside overnight.

Coastal flooding is possible along the shoreline. High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast. Stay away from affected shorelines. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions.

Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.

 

4:47 AM AST Saturday 24 January 2015
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Queens County

Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

A low pressure system will approach from the southwest today and track through the Bay of Fundy and into the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight into Sunday. Rain or snow will develop ahead of the system this afternoon then change to rain at times heavy this evening before ending early Sunday morning. Generally 25 to 50 millimetres of rain is expected.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.

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