|NOAA Satellite image of hurricane Cristobal east of Nova Scotia early this morning.|
A brief update on Hurricane Cristobal located 525km southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland at 5am this morning. The storm is racing into the north Atlantic at 80km/h. The system continues to send big waves towards the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland coasts today. Some offshore wave heights have been as much as 9 feet. Gusty north winds of 50-80km/h will develop along the east coast of Newfoundland today, but not directly from Cristobal. The winds will result from the the combination of a cold front moving across Newfoundland interacting with the circulation of the hurricane. As of 7am, a wind gust to 81km/h was reported at Cape Race. The front is also producing heavy rain, but once again this has nothing to do with the hurricane. Cristobal will merge with the front and become a large ocean storm over the next few days.