Forecasters say hurricane Fiona is shaping up to be a “historic” storm when it blasts through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec this weekend, packing winds likely to top those of post-tropical storm Dorian in 2019.
Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, told a news conference that as of Thursday afternoon, modelling projected “all-time” low pressure across the region, which will bring storm surges and rainfall of between 100 and 200 millimetres.
“It’s going to be a storm that everyone remembers once it’s all said and done,” said Robichaud. “One of the words I’m using is historic.”
Robichaud said it remains to be seen if the wind gusts will set records, but he added that the expectation was that gusts would be stronger in some areas than the 150 km/h winds felt during Dorian when it made landfall….
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