The east coast of the United States is bracing for Henri, which escalated into a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday, and could make landfall with that status or nearly Sunday. Beyond the weekend, it is possible that this will have an effect on Atlantic Canada, but it looks like it will be minimal at this point. You can find more information about Henri below.
HENRI STRENGTHENS IN A HURRICANE AS IT APPROACHES THE US EAST COAST
Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge warnings, as well as storm surge monitoring, are in effect for parts of the northeastern United States prior to Henri’s arrival. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Henry was now a hurricane in its latest update on Saturday and could make landfall after nearing hurricane strength on Sunday.
The center of the storm is 290 km east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC Henri is moving north-northeast at nearly 22 km / h, and is expected to move in a north-north direction -West Sunday On the planned track, Henri is expected to land in Long Island, NY, or in southern New England on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds increased to nearly 120 km / h with higher gusts. Further reinforcement is planned until Saturday evening. While some weakening is expected before landing on Sunday, Henry is expected to be at or near hurricane strength when he reaches the coasts of Long Island and southern New England.
Henri can produce precipitation amounts of 75 to 150 mm over parts of Long Island, New England, southeastern New York and northern New Jersey from Sunday to Monday, with closely isolated maximum totals. of 250 mm. Henri’s heavy rainfall can lead to flash flooding, large urban and small streams, as well as the potential for widespread, minor and isolated moderate flooding.
In addition, the combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause flooding of normally dry areas near the coast by rising waters moving inland from the shore.
One or two tornadoes could occur over southern New England on Sunday.
IMPACTS FOR ATLANTIC CANADA?
The forecast can get a bit complicated for its impacts beyond the weekend.
There is still a lot of uncertainty in Henri’s path early next week, but current forecasts point to a weak post-tropical system with residual moisture moving through the southern Maritimes on Monday and Tuesday, according to Environment and Climate Change. Canada.
(Canadian Hurricane Center)
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a tropical cyclone statement for Nova Scotia.
“The storm probably won’t affect our weather directly before Monday, and at this point it may just bring light to moderate wind and some rain,” the agency said. “Worse than normal surf conditions will develop on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia during the day Sunday.
The thumbnail is a satellite image of Hurricane Henri, courtesy of NOAA.
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