Monday, September 22, 2014

Nova Scotia storm brings a month's worth of rain in one day

North Sydney scuba ship swamped and submerged

CBC News Posted: Sep 22, 2014 2:19 PM AT Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 2:19 PM AT
Rain soaked parts of Nova Scotia with a month's worth of precipitation in 24 hours overnight Sunday into Monday.
CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said the low-pressure system brought tropical air and winds gusting over 100 kilometres an hour.
  • Eskasoni First Nation saw winds of 126 km/h
  • Beaver Island hit 110km/h
  • Sydney hit 100 km/h
"Unlike Arthur though, which missed Nova Scotia with its heaviest rain, the province was soaked with heavy rainfall this time," Mitchell said. "Volunteer precipitation reports measure as high as 100+ millimetres. In other words, many in the province saw typical September rainfall amounts in a period of less than 24 hours."
  • 130.6 mm of rain fell on New Ross 
  • 122.9 mm of rain hit Cape Sable Island
  • 118.9 mm soaked Fall River
The storm left 50,000 customers without power at its worst. A North Sydney ship owned by Scuba Tech, a marine and dive service company was swamped and sank.


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