The likelihood of tropical storm Leslie’s centre making landfall in Newfoundland this week is high and its effects will be far-reaching, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Sunday.
Chris Fogarty, manager of the centre in Halifax, said it’s difficult to predict where in Newfoundland the storm will land because its circulation is about 800 kilometres in diameter.
“The centre of the storm is not the area of most concern,” said Fogarty in an interview. “It would actually be well outside that area because the storm is likely to be so large that the impact zone will be quite extensive.”
Fogarty said winds could gust up to 100 km/h in Newfoundland and Cape Breton when it hits on Tuesday.
He said a front that was stalled over New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia on Sunday will stream moisture northward and will merge with some of Leslie’s moisture and clouds when it arrives, significantly increasing the threat of heavy rainfall.
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Monday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our expanded Sports section.
Inside Monday’s print edition:
• Interest in astronomy is soaring at Grenfell this semester.
“I’ve filled the solar system course, which has never happened before,” physics professor Doug Forbes says proudly.
He’s actually accepted one more student into the class than planned.
The spike in interest is due to the new observatory at Memorial University’s Corner Brook campus.
It boasts the most powerful telescope in Atlantic Canada, a $417,000 “light bucket” that allows users to peer into outer space.
• When Tana Silverland moves to a new country, she goes all in.
The former resident of Cambridge in the United Kingdom decided several years ago that she was going to make Canada her new home.
Most people would buy a plane ticket, stick their cat in a travel case and call it a day.
Not Silverland. She landed in Whitehorse in June of 2010 and has been travelling around Canada non-stop ever since on her recumbent tricycle.
How can this former university administrator afford it, you ask? Large inheritance? Winning lottery ticket?
Nope. She relies on the kindness of strangers. She sleeps and eats at the whim of others.
• John Fogerty. Say the name and the impact will be different, depending on your musical tastes, your knowledge of (or interest in) pop culture politics and, of course, your age.
For most of us, Fogerty means Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band he fronted with brother Tom, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford for an amazingly short five years, ending in 1972. Those five years were pivotal not only to the band but to popular music in general.
Look at the songs the group is best known for “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Lodi” and “Travellin’ Band”; these California boys blended the rhythms and structures of country with the energy and soul of the blues and added a rock-hard edge.
Today, we don’t think twice when some new country hat twangs out an old rocker, but in 1967, man, this shook the foundations.
• Their season is only two games old, but already Memorial University men’s soccer coach Scott Betts is delighted the Sea-Hawks have a break in the schedule next weekend.
Not because his charges are tired or banged up — though the Sea-Hawks did pick up a few injuries Saturday — but because he could use the time to get organized after a hurried start to the season.
All last week, right up until the day before Memorial played host to the Cape Breton Capers in their season-opener Saturday, Betts was staging open tryouts for the varsity team.
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