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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:28 PM

A good Fathers day present for all the weather loving Fathers in Atlantic Canada today. Thunderstorm watches have been issued for a good portion of NB, while here in NS we curently have a large cell near Digby heading east with another area along the south shore. We are heading out soon for the cottage in the valley, hoping to intercept.:lol:
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

We headed out just before 10 am, clear sailing to the Windsor area where we ran into some light rain.By the time we got to Hantsport exit it was dark as night and rain was visible in the distance. Started down the hill towards Avonport and rain picked up. At this point we turned off the highway to avoid being on an undivided highway in torrential rain. We cut through the Gaspereau valley and by this time it was really coming down with hail, thunder and lightning. We pulled off the road for a short time not far from the bottom of Ron's rd at a gravel pit (more so to check radar on blackberry).

The rain quickly let up, but there was a fair amount of running water on the road sides.

We made to the cottage and in the ealy afternoon another cell passed to our north. From this we had a few heavy down pours and some wind. No thunder was heard or lightning seen.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:57 PM

Yes, that gravel pit is right at the bottom of our road.
The thunderstorm was brief, but it dropped some heavy rain and some small hail. It did pass by quickly though and we still heard thunder off and on until we left for Canning about 2:30 pm. Many of the gravel driveways around here took a bit of a hit in the heaviest downpour, ours included, with slight washouts.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:12 PM

Mon, Jun 20 - 6:28 AM

Power restored after storm in Cape Breton
SYDNEY (CP) — Power has been restored to several Cape Breton communities after severe weather hit the area on Sunday.

A heavy thunderstorm produced lightning strikes and strong winds.

At one point Environment Canada forecasters were keeping a close eye on a down draft of almost 150 kilometres an hour near New Waterford.

They say it dissipated as it moved offshore.

Power was out in downtown Sydney, Scotchtown, River Ryan and parts of Cheticamp for a couple of hours.



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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:56 AM

On the news this evening I saw reports of hail damage to cars ( dents, broken windows, broken head lights ) in communities in central NS as well as along the south shore. They (CBC) also showed pictures of nearly golf ball sized hail.
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