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« on: September 05, 2019, 01:17:19 PM »

Well, the forecasts still call for Dorian passing over Halifax as a Cat 1 hurricane on Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.  A short visit, thank heavens. Doubt this will change much now.  If holds true, and you are interested is seeing some "big waves" check into this site now and then on Saturday and Sunday.  Today is quite "calm". The weather prediction calls for 2 - 4 inches of rain with 130kph winds.  And not to forget the roughness of the seas they call for 12 meter waves.  That's almost 40 feet !!  So as long as the power stays on (which is unlikely) the web cam should provide some good shots of waves maybe going over the lighthouse.  Greg will be glad he isn't there on this weekend !   But soon Greg ... soon !

https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/peggys-cove-lighthouse/

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 06:32:41 PM »

Best wishes on riding out (so to speak) the storm. We are on Long Island, just outside of New York City. Wind is increasing and clouds are thickening as Dorian prepares to pass offshore and head your way.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 12:26:12 AM »

If you want Dorian to hang around your area a while, no one here will be disappointed for a delayed arrival ... or no arrival at all.  The latest is that it is strengthening off your area and now is a Cat 2 and is expected to arrive in Halifax as a Cat 2.  It should pass right over Peggy's Cove.  Wind gusts are expected at 157 kph with sustained winds of the 140 range tomorrow night. The last big storm here was Juan in 2003 which was a strong Cat 1 crowding the Cat 2 criteria.  Every one well remembers that storm.  I was sure our roof was going to leave.  Good thing it didn't because that may have awakened my wife.

Thanks for your best wishes.  Keep watching the lighthouse web cam .... but I expect they will lose power by noon or not much later.  Should be some massive waves.  There is a published request for people in that area to evacuate voluntarily before it is too late.  The storm surge is predicted to be 12 to 14 meters. That's 40 to 46 feet of water coming at you !  I'd be gone by now !!~

Another NS Web cam that shows the water's edge is at White Point Resort ... down the coast from Peggy's Cove.  https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/white-point-beach-resort/

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 07:35:59 PM »

Its looking pretty stormy there, Mike.  Im glad were not there today!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 08:00:47 PM »

Yes Greg, we would need the rain gear today for sure.  Power is going out all over the place.  Just found a site called Ventusky.com which is pretty cool.  If you look at this, https://www.ventusky.com/?p=44.1;-62.3;4&l=wind-10m&w=dark watch the progression of the hurricane.  Wind speeds and temperature are just a couple of interesting features on this site.  An hourly selection is available.  This site indicates we will be in the thick of the storm in Halifax area from about 6 pm to about 9pm.  It was set to arrive as a 2 but now they are down to a generous Cat 1.

Not as bad as what others have seen from Dorian but it is a nasty day out there.  It looks like the sea has risen to the edge of the road into the lighthouse as seen on the camera vies of Peggy's Cove Village.  This is the location of the picture of my Silverwing which Maggie  used for October in the 2015 Maxi Scoots calendar.  The wheels would be in water today.  LOL.

Hope for a drier day when you visit Greg.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 12:34:23 AM »

Hope all is going well, Mike!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 12:37:10 AM »

Looks like most of the webcam sites are down, just still frames here. Prayers for everyone in Dorian's path.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 05:51:51 AM »

Thanks, Mike! What an amazing site.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 01:37:34 PM »

Well we weathered this storm.  On a personal level we have a few branches to pick up and shredded leaves stuck to everything; but no real damage.  Our power went off yesterday afternoon at 3:30 and was restored at 5:00 this morning.  Lots of rain for sure and the roads have many branches everywhere.  By 9 pm last night the storm had past leaving strong breezy state most of the night.  The people of the Bahamas would wonder if we had had a storm at all.

With the power off I missed the sights of Peggy's Cove but understand it was a sight at times.

Early reports detail many of big trees down in Halifax and there are stories of a construction tower crane that came down beside an apartment building under construction -- in the center of town.  Should be lots of pictures of that. Also the early reports say there were no injuries and no deaths from Dorian, in our part of its path.

Many thanks for prayers offered for our safety.

For me one of the good take-a ways from the storm was the discovery of  the Ventusky.com site.

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2019, 03:59:58 PM »

Glad you are ok! 

We saw the crane come down.  It crumpled like playdoh!
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2019, 06:07:57 PM »

Thanks Maggie,

That crane must have been a sight for sure.   I'm about a 20 minute drive from that location ... in light traffic.  There was another video on a twitter post from a nearby apartment. This video looked down the base tower and you can see how close to tragedy this could have been.  The news people go for the sensational don't they.  I was watching CNN at some point on Friday and they said Dorian was next headed for Nova Scotia.  WOW we made CNN.  I hadn't thought they knew we existed.  That's what a devastating hurricane can do !!

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 01:04:12 PM »

One last comment on Dorian and Halifax ....

It must have missed my area, about 20 minutes away from the locations these pictures which show it nailed some of the center of Halifax.  The schools and universities are closed for Monday to allow for power restoration and clean up.   https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/day-after-dorian-28-photos-1681018

Also crane pictures from local newspaper today ... this: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/halifax/crane-collapse-in-downtown-halifax-holy-cow-moment-for-dal-student-349851/

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 07:06:50 PM »

Boy, that was a close call with the crane folding up.  It could have gone either way.

I’m glad you didn’t suffer anything major, other than cleaning up some debris, and now the storm is over and all is returning to normal and the power is back on again.

We are looking forward to some nice weather during our visit.  Fall colors should be out and beautiful.  We’ll be seeing you soon.
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