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ADVISORY -

 ADVISORY:

Special statement for Eastern Newfoundland: Possible high water levels from southern shore to Trinity Bay today as a result of Hurricane Christobal traversing the Grand Banks

With the passage of hurricane Cristobal well offshore of Newfoundland, its rapid forward speed of travel over the Southern Grand Banks may trigger rapid tide-like changes in harbour water levels over Eastern Newfoundland. The most probable period for this would be this afternoon or early evening, and areas most prone to this range from the Southern Avalon to the Bonavista Peninsula. Tropical storms that have raced across the Grand Banks (moving over 100 km/h) in the past have caused water levels in harbours to rise and fall 2 or 3 times over the span of an hour and fluctuate by as much as 2 or 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).

This is an advisory that this may - repeat may - occur and interests along the coast should be on the watch for this possibility from late morning to early evening. Predicting the actual water level changes for various harbours is very difficult. The high (natural) tide in the region will be in the 10:30 to 11:30 AM time frame and will be low in the 4:30 to 5:30 PM timeframe. If this does occur in the afternoon then there could be issues with very low water levels. If the storm accelerates significantly more than forecast then water levels could be high enough to pose some issues. These storms have been known to accelerate even more rapidly than forecast.

Town Minutes

Town Council Meeting Minutes for The Town of Witless Bay is now published online under our Town Services Tab.

Bay Bulls Waste Recovery Facilities Site is open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays from noon to 4:00 PM AND   Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following materials will be accepted at the waste recovery facilities:

- All non-hazardous, non-organic solid waste generated from domestic and smallbusiness sources. 
- Small scale construction and demolition debris such as scrap wood and shingles. All construction and demolition debris must be no longer than 4 feet.  

All inquiries relating to the garbage collection should be directed to the Eastern Waste Management Office at 725-6632.

 

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