As Hurricane Harvey continues to inflict damage on our neighbours to the south, Radio Amateurs of Canada is monitoring the progress of the storm and any necessary Amateur response. The track of the storm shows it brushing the coastal waters of Newfoundland, but as always the track could change.

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Update from the Canadian Hurricane Centre:

2:36 PM ADT Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tropical cyclone information statement for:

Newfoundland and Labrador:
Nova Scotia

For Tropical Depression Ten.

This is the final information statement for this storm.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten looking unlikely to develop into a tropical system. It will still track across offshore Canadian waters on Thursday as an intense non-tropical system with minimal impacts to Canadian land areas.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has been monitoring the development of Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located just off the coast of the southeastern United States. It is now looking unlikely that this system will develop into a tropical cyclone. Regardless if it does briefly become a tropical cyclone, it will rapidly feed its energy into a large and intense non-tropical low pressure system that will track across southern Canadian marine waters later on Wednesday and Thursday.

Based on the latest information, most of the rain and strongest winds from this system are expected to remain offshore and not impact Canadian land areas. However, some showers and gusty northeast winds could just brush the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday, along with ocean swells of up to 1 to 2 metres. Southern Canadian marine waters will see gale to storm force winds, with some potential for hurricane force winds over extreme southern marine waters.

Forecaster(s): Borgel/Murtha

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Here is a news release courtesy of The Weather Network:

As Tropical Storm Harvey inflicts an historic and deadly flood catastrophe on Texas, forecasters are keeping an eye on another system in the Atlantic that is likely to have a tangential impact on Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) has issued a cyclone information statement for all of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland keeping tabs on what forecasters are calling Tropical Depression 10. Though it is now less certain that it will cross the threshold to become named Tropical Storm Irma, it is still likely to have some kind of limited impact on Canadian shores.

As of early this morning this system is still struggling to develop into a tropical storm,” the centre said Tuesday morning. “Regardless of whether or not this system gets named today, its energy will develop into an intense post/extra-tropical system as it tracks northeastward across southern Canadian waters later on Wednesday and Thursday.”

While the system is not expected to have a direct impact, Nova Scotia and southeastern Newfoundland could be hit with some rain and gusty northeast winds on Thursday. Coastal areas may also experience gale to storm-force winds.

As of Tuesday morning, the system is located just over 25 km south of Wilmington, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h. It is moving toward the northeast at about 19 km/h, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The disturbance is not expected to change much in strength today, and the chances for the system to become a tropical cyclone appear to be decreasing,”  Regardless of whether or not this system becomes a tropical cyclone, tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains are expected over portions of North Carolina later today.”

Check back for updates as we continue to track this developing system.