Noel II

I just Noel trackwatched the special news bulletin and it looks New Brunswick is going to get the brunt of the rain and wind (image via StormAdvisory, via Ruk). It’s going to take a while too, for Noel to make its way through the Maritimes: earlier forecasts suggested sunny and dry weather for Sunday morning. If I’m not wrong, the forecast now warns (besides of heavy winds) for a whole lot of rain, between the 50 mm to 60 mm for our area.

At CTV, there was the (inevitable) comparison between Juan and Noel: A manager at the Hurricane center in Dartmouth said that Juan was a lot more compact and (for the remainder of its track) did not expand as much as Noel has been doing the last hours (compare here). Apparently, this surprised weather forecasters and watchers in the US, who are now reporting that New England is being battered.

1 NS Power’s ‘Outage information’ page (which won’t be much help if you’re out of power).
2 At 8:57PM: Wind is gusting and storming. Outages reported around Bridgewater, Chester, Dartmouth, Kingston and Middle/Upper Musquodoboit, with reported estimated time to restore ’11/06/2007 11:30PM’. I think somebody at NSP made a typo there. Obviously crews will be waiting for the storm to cease down.