so this will clearly be a non-tropical storm”

A “Tropical Cyclone Information Statement” went out yesterday and I was reminded, yet again, that the meteorologists at the Canadian Hurricane Centre write like real people, and often inject wit into their statements:

Rain and wind is likely over the Maritime provinces with very mild, tropical temperatures and gusty winds south of the track and cold northeasterly winds north of it. Parts of central and eastern Quebec and eventually Newfoundland could even see some snow, so this will clearly be a non-tropical storm and this bulletin is in effect for the ‘tropical side’ of the system.

The CHC will track this for a few days and we will issue a bulletin like this again tomorrow and likely one Thursday.