Danny dumps plenty of rain on region

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Though Danny might not have been classified a hurricane, he left Cumberland County residents in more water than hurricane Bill.

Post-tropical storm Danny passed through Amherst and the rest of the county Saturday, a day earlier than meteorologists had predicted.
While there were no numbers for the amount of rainfall in Nappan, Environment Canada forecaster Louis Allard compared those around Nappan.
"Halifax, for example, had 79 millimetres, while Saint John, New Brunswick had 108 and Charlottetown had 106," Allard said, noting that other areas would have gotten less than those three.
"Winds began late afternoon on Saturday and were the highest (Sunday) morning, coming in at 55 kilometres per hour and gusting at 91."
The rain didn't dampen the spirits, however, as roughly 400 people braved the weather to celebrate TSN and Kraft Canada's competition that saw the YMCA win $25,000 and the community had SportsCentre broadcast live for an hour.
Compared to last weekend's visit by Bill, Allard said the Maritime provinces saw more rain thanks to Danny. He said Nappan's weather station saw 19.2 millimetres of rain on Aug. 23, while Aug. 24 saw 14.8 millimetres for a total of 35.
Halifax saw 56.5 millimetres on Bill's first day, Saint John had 27.4, and 22.8 fell in Charlottetown.
rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Environment Canada, Kraft Canada, YMCA

Geographic location: AMHERST, Saint John, Charlottetown Cumberland County New Brunswick

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