Hurricane Bill is arriving/has arrived. Lots of rain and lots of wind. More of the former than the latter (at the moment).
Of course, the eye of the hurricane is still 100 or more kilometers away (10:10AST), and this type of weather and worse is supposed to last another ten to twelve hours. I doubt the power will last that long.
We're warned not to walk by the water, and I shall heed them (It would be quite a trial to get there anyway). Last evening there was no hint on the water or in the sky. However, most of the harbour shipping was moved to safer berthing, and a cruise ship was snuggly placed behind a n oil rig, not (I assume) wishing to face the ocean overnight or today. Forty or more years ago we would have had no idea this was coming. As it is, extra supplies are in, outside objects which could fly are put away. Of course, this does not include trees, which can also fly away if the wind is bad enough.
There is much radio and internet information, though after awhile it becomes much the same. The hurricane does keep near the track predicted 24 hours ago. It has yet, it seems to me, have cut the humidity.
Hurricane Bill is 750 kilometers wide, so it is going to affect a lot. But it is said that the winds are heading more out to sea than here in Halifax.
I'll post more if the power remains. otherwise it's a day to light a candle and read a book.
Here are web cams from the harbour. If they last . . .