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Tropical storm Kate to bring high winds, waves to southern Grand Banks

The Canadian Hurricane Centre's track map for tropical storm KateEnvironment Canada has issued a tropical cyclone information statement for Newfoundland in relation to tropical storm Kate. The weather office says Kate is transitioning to a post-tropical storm and will have no direct effects over land. However, it will give bring strong winds to the southern Grand Banks today. The system is about 720 kilometres south of Cape Race, with maximum sustained winds of 110 km per hour. Its current movement is east-northeast at 56 km/hour.
Environment Canada also says waves near seven metres are possible not far from the storm centre. Read the rest here 11:15

Video: High winds hurting commercial fishing industry on the Grand Strand

crying fisherman scMURRELLS INLET, S.C, The commercial fishing industry is how Reese Hair has been making a living for more than 30 years. Tuesday afternoon, he was at the dock because 15 foot waves were keeping him from doing his job on the ocean. Mershon said the big problem is while commercial fisherman in the Inlet are stuck on the docks, other fisherman from North Carolina to the Florida Keys may be catching the quota in calmer conditions. Read the rest here  10:28