Last week, a devastating storm swept across B.C. and caused massive amounts of flooding and evacuations — now, Atlantic Canada is facing a storm caused by the same type of atmospheric conditions.
“It’s a very similar storm,” Bob Robichaud, a senior Environment Canada meteorologist based in Nova Scotia, told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview.
“It’s the same type of atmospheric setup that would generate this type of rainfallSophie Bukovec is seen talking to a Toronto police officer at Woodbine Beach i.”
He explained that this type of extreme rainfall eventLast summer and fall experts began touting Canadau2019s triumph compared t, like the one in B.C., occurs when a “very concentrated plume of moisture in the atmosphere that streams up from the tropics” becomes part of a storm.
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