4:53 AM ADT Friday 04 July 2014
Wind warning in effect for:
Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
Strong winds – early morning Saturday to evening Saturday.
Very strong wind gusts that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
LANDFALL OF ARTHUR IS FORECAST TO OCCUR IN SOUTHWESTERN NOVA SCOTIA
SATURDAY MORNING AS A STRONG POST-TROPICAL STORM.
POST-TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR IS THEN FORECAST TO TRACK ACROSS NOVA
SCOTIA TO LIE IN THE SOUTHERN GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT. STRONG WIND IS FORECAST ON SATURDAY FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
MARITIMES WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FORECAST TO GUST TO 100 KM/H OVER
SOUTHWESTERN NOVA SCOTIA. ELSEWHERE OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
MARITIMES, WINDS GUSTING TO 80 OR 90 KM/H ARE EXPECTED.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Gusty winds can damage soft shelters, tents and awnings at outdoor events. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.
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.