Environment Canada release:
8:47 AM ADT Friday 15 September 2023
People near the coast should monitor for worsening conditions and be prepared to move to a safer location at a moment’s notice.
Impacts from storm surge are expected, including coastal flooding, beach erosion, infrastructure damage, spread of coastal debris, and localized coastal road washouts.
Locations: Atlantic coast of Mainland Nova Scotia, especially south-facing shorelines.
Maximum Water Levels: exceeding high astronomical tide, with water inundating vulnerable sections of coastline.
Maximum wave heights: 8 to 12 metres, breaking 4 to 6 metres upon approach to shore.
Time span: Saturday morning until Saturday night. Worst near high tide.
First high tide: 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. Saturday.
Second high tide: 7 P.M. Saturday to 11 P.M. Saturday.
Remarks: Be sure to follow any instructions issued by local authorities.
Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.