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An NB Power crew works to repair damage following post-tropical storm Fiona. Image: Twitter/NB Power

Fiona Recap: A Look At Wind Gusts, Rainfall Totals

By Brad Perry Sep 26, 2022 | 8:01 AM

Forecasters say post-tropical storm Fiona was likely the strongest storm to ever impact Canada.

The central pressure of the storm was the lowest recorded in Canadian history at 932 millibars, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

Fiona was a category-two hurricane-strength storm when it made landfall near Canso, N.S., early Saturday.

The highest wind gusts in our province were recorded in Miscou Island, on the Acadian Peninsula, at 113 kilometres per hour.

Moncton saw a wind gust of 100 kilometres per hour while Saint John recorded a gust of 86 kilometres per hour.

In terms of rainfall, Crow Brook and Fundy National Park in southeastern New Brunswick had the highest totals at just over 100 millimetres.

About 87 millimetres fell in Mechanic Settlement, 68 millimetres in Saint John, and 66 millimetres in Musquash.

The overall highest wind gusts were in Arisaig, N.S., near Antigonish, at 179 kilometres per hour.

Eastern areas of Nova Scotia saw the highest rainfall totals between 150 and 200 millimetres. There were unofficial reports of more than 200 millimetres near Antigonish.


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