The projected path of Hurricane Earl has changed in the past 12 hours and though landfall was predicted for the southern portion of Nova Scotia, it now looks as though Earl’s path will veer farther west, straight up the Bay of Fundy. The most recent statement from the government weather office has issued watches for the southern counties, and these will likely multiply and extend as Earl gets closer. The greatest impact is not expected until Saturday morning. It’s all a bit of a crap shoot anyway.
After 2003’s Hurricane Juan which caused 8 deaths in Nova Scotia, including a fellow paramedic, I hope that people are preparing for the worst case scenario and taking all reasonable precautions. My older daughter, whom we haven’t seen for 11 months, is flying in from Alberta this evening for her best friend’s wedding — Saturday. Oy. For sure it’ll be a wet and windy event…one to remember. And my younger daughter had tentative plans to join us on the weekend so she and her sister could spend some time together, but everything’s sort of up in the air right now. Perhaps Earl will treat us kindly.
The sky is cloudless and hazy today as Nova Scotia *suffers* through the fourth consecutive day of record-breaking high temperatures and humidity. But I won’t be surprised if, come Saturday morning, the skies are Earl gray. Stay tuned! Should make for some awesome Skywatch Friday pics.