Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Hurricane Leslie Heading For Nova Scotia

Tropical storm Leslie has upgraded to hurricane strength in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to track towards Nova Scotia. Landfall is expected on Monday, September 10th maintaining a category 2 hurricane status. Another tropical storm, Michael has formed further east and looks to move in the same general direction and possibly combine with Hurricane Leslie. This situation will need to be closely monitored, check the USA's National Hurricane Center for updates as well as Canadian Hurricane Centre for more on this.

The weather on the Canadian Prairies has very much cooled off as harvest season is fully under way. Rain and thunder showers are expected today over western Saskatchewan but no major amounts expected. Farmers are hoping for it to stay dry enough to get the crops off on time and so far it seems things are going well. According to the latest crop report by Agriculture Saskatchewan, harvest is well ahead of the 5 year average and the weather is expected to stay fairly dry into next week.

- Jared Mysko