UPDATE: Leslie has weakened into a tropical rainstorm at 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012 as it pulls away from Newfoundland.
After a 12-day run through the Atlantic and a dance with Bermuda, Leslie buffeted Newfoundland with storm surge, flooding rain, pounding surf and high winds through early Tuesday.
Leslie began accelerating northward on Monday and took aim on eastern Newfoundland. On Monday night, Leslie increased her movement to over 40 mph (64 kph) on a direct course just west of St. John's.
Most of the hurricane-force wind gusts were confined to coastal areas along the Avalon Peninsula.
A wind gust of 82 mph (132 kph) was measured in St. John's, Newfoundland, shortly after 7 a.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, while Leslie prepared to move onshore in Newfoundland.
Leslie produced heavy rainfall even well ahead of the center of her circulation. The interaction with a cold front to the west not only delivered windswept rain in parts of Newfoundland, but also torrential downpours to Nova Scotia.
Satellite loop of Leslie from NOAA.
Twillingate and Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland received 1.84 inches (47 millimeters) and 1.51 inches (38 millimeters) of rain respectively. Tracadie, Nova Scotia picked up 4.56 inches (116 millimeters) with 4.42 inches (112 millimeters) of rain falling on Caribou Point, Nova Scotia.
Bell Island and surrounding areas webcam from NTV early Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012. For more Newfoundland webcams, visit NTV's full site.
A storm surge may have caused significant over wash on St. Mary's Bay and Placentia Bay.
Coastal inundation of 3-6 feet (1-2 meters) will continue before subsiding later in the day on Tuesday.
As Leslie continues to blast northward, she will undergo a transition from a tropical system to a powerful area of low pressure, pulling away from Newfoundland.
By late in the day on Tuesday, Leslie will be well north of Newfoundland, and only a few showers and a gusty northwest breeze at 15-25 mph (24-40 kph) will remain.
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Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Following a mild Thanksgiving and Black Friday, noticeably cooler air will return to the Northeast this weekend.
Sandra remains on track to make landfall in northern Mexico on Saturday, but it will be much weaker than its current major hurricane status.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential to cause flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
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