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Tropical Storm Earl (07L) Passes Over Nova Scotia, Canada

50.3N 53.2W

September 6th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Earl (07L) - September 5th, 2010

Track of TS 07L - September 5th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 07L

TS 07L by N. American Coast

Some convection associated with Tropical Storm Earl (07L) can be observed here, northeast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The main image focuses on one large area of convection to the east. The second shows the convection further west, north of Nova Scotia. In the full image, North American Atlantic coastal areas such as Nova Scotia, Canada, and from Massachusetts to North Carolina, USA, can be observed.

On September 2nd, Earl brushed past Cape Hatteras, with conditions being slightly less severe than expected, but still bringing very heavy rain, winds gusting up to hurricane force, and very large waves. Due to strict design requirements of buildings along Cape Hatteras, damage was minimal, with no structural damage reported along the North Carolina coast.

By the following day, the storm had weakened even further to a Category 1 and changed direction to a projected path along the New England coastline. Areas such as the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Southern New York have experienced only minimal impact.

It weakened further to a tropical storm on the 3rd as it passed to the south-southeast of the New England coastline. Again, conditions were much less severe than expected near Cape Cod, with only minor flooding, beach erosion, and winds gusting up to tropical storm force.

The Canadian Maritime Provinces were not so lucky, however, as Earl made landfall twice in Nova Scotia and once in Prince Edward Island (PEI) at hurricane intensity (from strong TS to low Category 1 winds). The city of Halifax and regions of the province, as well as eastern PEI, experienced many uprooted trees and power outages reminiscent of Hurricane Juan in 2003. One death was directly attributable to the storm. Throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Earl wrought up to $150 million in damage.

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