Danny heading county's way

Staff ~ The Amherst News
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AMHERST - The Canadian Hurricane Centre says Atlantic Canada can expect rainfall and wind this weekend as tropical storm Danny continues its path northward.

But just how much and exactly where is not yet clear.

"Certain features of the storm are not really where they should be in order for the system to really develop," said Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Centre on Thursday.

"Where the uncertainty lies is in determining exactly where the centre is."

That information is critical for computer models to predict a possible storm track.

"Some of the information that these computer models need to determine a track is you have to tell it where the storm is right now."

As of 3 p.m. Atlantic time Thursday, the storm was 740 kilometres east northeast of Miami, packing sustained winds of 93 kilometres per hour.

Danny's expected to arrive in this region early Sunday morning. His projected path, according to www.stormpulse.com Thursday evening would see Danny move closer to Truro than Amherst, with a wind speed between 50 and 70 mph.

This tropical storm seems to be following the same path last weekend's Hurricane Bill traveled, leaving residents in the county with not a lot of clean-up.

- With files from the Canadian Press.

Organizations: Canadian Hurricane Centre, Canadian Press

Geographic location: AMHERST, Atlantic Canada, Miami

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