Hurricane Bill is at Nova Scotia, as Nova Scotia may be Hurricane Bill’s final landing spot. Hurricane Bill approached Nova Scotia today, just after Hurricane Bill got knocked down to a Category 1. Hurricane Bill Nova Scotia weather doesn’t appear to be too threatening to the area, now that the storm is almost dead. But as Hurricane Bill hits Nova Scotia, the process has begun of laying the formerly dangerous storm to rest, and Nova Scotia may be a last resting place.
Hurricane Bill struck Nova Scotia in the southwest starting this morning. Winds at southwest Nova Scotia could go up to 55 mph, as the center approaches Halifax and Newfoundland. After all the worries that Hurricane Bill could strike Bermuda, the East Coast and President Obama’s vacation, its final destination may be Nova Scotia.
Hurricane Bill may make landfall in Nova Scotia later today, at Category 1 status. The storm is still technically a hurricane, but it is far weaker than its Category 4 peak over the Atlantic last week. Nevertheless, Hurricane Bill may hit Nova Scotia fairly strong, as it passes through Canada.
Nova Scotia has oil rigs that need to be carefully monitored, as Hurricane Bill could hit Newfoundland by tonight or Monday. Now that Hurricane Bill and Nova Scotia are coming together, the United States coast may be spared much of Bill’s remaining bluster.
There were worries that Hurricane Bill would cause damage to East Coast beaches, and even to Martha’s Vineyard before President Obama arrives there for vacation. But hurricane and tropical storm warnings have been lifted in Massachusetts as Hurricane Bill approaches Canada – although President Obama still had to delay his vacation plans a bit.
Nova Scotia is getting what’s left of Hurricane Bill after it failed to cause as much damage to Bermuda and the coast as first feared. For all the worries and close tracking of the storm, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season has not done that much damage.
Hurricane Bill’s last effort to make a dent comes in Nova Scotia today and in Newfoundland tomorrow, before it inevitably becomes a mere tropical storm. Until then, beaches are closed in Nova Scotia, flights are canceled, and people prepare for a lot of rain.
In the meantime, East Coast shores may be spared from much of Hurricane Bill, although heavy waves are still a threat to the beaches.
Associated Press- “Hurricane Bill spinning past New England shores” www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gVWjsPEiqe1tEu2mhBIRaxxGi8owD9A8LBB00
ABC News- “Tropical Storm Warning Lifted in Massachusetts; Hurricane Bill Heads Directly For Nova Scotia” abcnews.go.com/Technology/story