A slow moving low pressure system approaching from New England gave freezing rain followed by heavy rainfall that is persisting over eastern Nova Scotia. Rainfall amounts of up near 75 mm were recorded. High winds were also observed, with Les Suetes winds of up to 161 kilometres per hour recorded this morning in Grand Etang. The following is a preliminary summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada as of 10:00 am AST. 1. Summary of rainfall amounts in millimetres: Yarmouth: 50.1 Western Head: 76.5 Shearwater Jetty: 78.3 Stanfield International Airport: 53.5 Parrsboro: 39.9 New Ross: 68.9 Kentville: 49.6 Malay Falls: 46.8 Wedgeport: 61.5 Tusket: 63 Cedar Lake: 53.8 Bridgetown: 26.9 Middleton: 35.3 Scot's Bay: 43.7 Wolfville: 27.2 Upper Lahave: 70.6 Hammonds Plains: 74.9 Dartmouth 73.7 Fall River 58.9 Rawdon Gold Mines: 55 Cape Sable Island: 71.1 Canwarn Truro: 34.3 2. Summary of maximum wind gusts in kilometres per hour: Yarmouth: 78 Baccaro Point: 87 Lunenburg: 119 Halifax Kootenay: 104 Osborn Head: 57 Stanfield International Airport: 82.5 Nappan: 59 Parrsboro: 66.7 Debert: 65 Greenwood (Windy Hill): 50 Kejimkujik National Park: 63 Brier Island: 80 Port Hawkesbury: 59 Eskasoni First Nation: 50 Sydney Airport: 70 Grand Etang: 161 (maximum sustained 109) Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.
Source: Environment Canada