By the Numbers: How many areas of rain in Nova Scotia received from a major fall storm

Some areas of Nova Scotia fared better than others in the fall storm that hit the Maritimes earlier this week.



According to the Environment Canada report weather summary, the Ingonish River received 278.4 millimeters of rain – the most in the province – between Monday and Wednesday, and Ingonish Beach received 263.3 millimeters. Ingonish Center was not far behind with 210.2 millimeters of rain.



The Ingonish area was hit hard by the storm, which caused flooding and washed out roads, and even blocked access to a hospital in the area.

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The area advisor described the storm as “just about the biggest rainy event” she can remember.

Most of the hardest hit areas of Nova Scotia were in Cape Breton, with the areas of Big Baddeck, Moose Lake, Smelt Brook, Kingross, CBRM Public Works, Sydney Forks and North River Bridge receiving between 163.1 and 224.6 millimeters.

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Further down the list are the regions of Ben Eoin, Millville, Sydney Airport and Northeast Margaree, which received 153.8, 144, 126.7 and 119.9 millimeters, respectively.

The only location other than Cape Breton to make the top half of the list was Osborne Head near Cow Bay, which received 125.2 millimeters of rain.

Meanwhile, Kentville was at the bottom of Environment Canada’s list, receiving 67.9 millimeters of rain.

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The Halifax region is also faring much better than Cape Breton, with 68.6 millimeters measured at the Kootenay weather station, 69.4 millimeters at the Halifax airport and 70 millimeters at Bedford Range.

In terms of wind, the Cape Breton Skyline Trail measured the highest maximum wind gusts in the province at 140 km / h.

Saint Joseph Du Moine was not far behind at 134, Plateau had maximum wind gusts of 122 km / h and the Eskasoni First Nation had 120 km / h.

The Halifax area also received quite a bit of wind, with maximum gusts of 107 km / h recorded at both the Kootenay weather station and Shearwater Pier. The Halifax Airport experienced maximum wind gusts of 98 km / h.

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Not all of Cape Breton was so affected by the high winds. At Louisbourg, Environment Canada measured maximum wind gusts of 91 km / h.

Here is Environment Canada’s list of precipitation by region, in millimeters:

  • Ingonish River: 278.4
  • Ingonish Beach: 263.3
  • Grand Baddeck: 224.6
  • Moose Lake: 220.2
  • Ingonish Center: 210.2
  • Smelt Creek: 206.2
  • Kingross: 181.4
  • Ingonish Kings Point: 173.2
  • BBRM Public Works: 169
  • Sydney Forks: 164
  • North River Bridge: 163.1
  • Ben Eoin: 153.8
  • Millville: 144
  • Sydney Airport Reference Climatic Surface Weather Station: 126.7
  • Osborne Head: 125.2
  • Northeast Margaree: 119.9
  • Monastery: 116.4
  • Port Hawkesbury: 107.1
  • Guysborough: 104.6
  • Collegeville: 102.6
  • Nappan: 98.5
  • Louisbourg: 98.4
  • Arisaig: 94.5
  • Sydney Airport: 86
  • Tracadie: 83.3
  • Eskasoni First Nation: 74.7
  • Debert: 74.6
  • Bedford range: 70
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport: 69.4
  • Parrsboro: 69.3
  • Halifax Kootenay: 68.6
  • Kentville: 67.9

Here is the list of maximum wind gusts in km / h:

  • Skyline Trail: 140
  • Saint Joseph Du Moine: 134
  • Plateau: 122
  • Eskasoni First Nation: 120
  • Grand Etang: 115
  • Castor Island: 111
  • Osborne Head: 107
  • Halifax Kootenay: 107
  • Shearwater Pier: 107
  • Hart Island: 104
  • Sydney: 100
  • McNabs Island: 100
  • Sydney RCS: 98
  • Halifax Airport: 98
  • Northern Mountain: 94
  • Caribou Point: 93
  • Upper Stewiacke: 93
  • Louisbourg: 91

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