Hurricane Fiona, now a Post Tropical Cyclone, with hurricane-force winds, storm surge, and heavy rains continue across portions of Atlantic Canada.
11 a.m., Fiona is 100 miles west-northwest Port Aux Basques Newfoundland, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The storm is moving northeast at 25 miles per hour.
On the forecast track, the NHC said Fiona's center will approach Nova Scotia later on Friday, move across Nova Scotia and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday, and then across Labrador over the Labrador Sea on Sunday.
Watches and Warnings in effect:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
- Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Brule
- Prince Edward Island
- Newfoundland from Parson's Pond to Francois
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
- St. Andrews New Brunswick to west of Hubbards Nova Scotia
- West of Brule Nova Scotia to Cap Madeleine Quebec
- Anticosti Island
- Sheldrake Quebec to north of Parson's Pond Newfoundland
- Boat Harbor to Hare Bay Newfoundland
- Francois to St Lawrence Newfoundland
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
- North of Boat Harbor Newfoundland to West Bay Labrador
Before Fiona, the Atlantic basin saw two other named hurricanes this season, neither of which impacted the U.S.
Fiona became the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season after it became a Category 3 storm on Tuesday. It strengthened into a Category 4 storm early Wednesday morning.
Before September, the season had been surprisingly quiet. There wasn't a named storm in the month of August, which last happened in 1997.