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Josephine made landfall over Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 84 km/h on October 9-10.
Rainfall image map of Tropical storm Josephine, which entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone and Canadian waters on October 9, 1996, and the winds were maintained as it made landfall over western Nova Scotia early that afternoon. Josephine left the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on October 11, 1996 and dissipated on October 16, 1996. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 34.8 millimetres in Quebec (Iles de la Madeleine), 39 millimetres in New Brunswick, 49.5 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 62 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 70 millimetres in Newfoundland
Tropical storm Josephine formed on October 4, 1996 in the Gulf of Mexico. Josephine only reached tropical storm status, bringing winds of 111 km/h. While entering the CHC Response Zone and Canadian waters on October 9, Josephine brought winds of 83 km/h to the region. Those winds were maintained as it made landfall over western Nova Scotia early that afternoon. High winds and heavy rains disrupted some ferry services, and damaged power lines in Nova Scotia. Josephine left the CHC Response Zone on October 11 and dissipated on October 16.
Post Tropical Storm Josephine started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 48 knots southeast of storm centre as it tracked northeast along the east coast, southwest of Nova Scotia. It then made landfall near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and crossed into the valley by position 2 outlined in yellow with winds of 34 knots. It continued across Nova Scotia and into Cape Breton and out into the Cabot Strait by position 3 outlined in purple with winds of 34 knots. It then made landfall in southwestern Newfoundland and made its way out into the Atlantic by position 4 outlined in brown with 34 know winds. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 52 knots, with an mslp of 980 millibar
October 10, 1996
- Strong winds and heavy rain occurred throughout the province (HH)
- The Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia ferry was shut down; however the Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick ferry was still running with significant delays. In addition, the ferry between Bar Harbour, Maine and Yarmouth was cancelled in the morning (HH)
- Power lines were down in Amherst and Fort Lawrence area, which caused school cancellations (HH)
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