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Gladys began in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean just west of the Cape Verde Islands on September 22, 1975. Gladys gained strength and grew to a category four hurricane with winds of 220 km/h. It entered the CHC Response Zone at its maximum strength on October 2 and remained at category 3 strength with winds of 204 km/h as it moved into Canadian waters on October 3. Gladys Passed 130 km southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, bringing 37 mm of rain to St. John’s (rainfall amounts were low because Gladys was moving very quickly and had very little time to dump much rain on the Island). While it continued within the CHC Response Zone for another two days, Gladys merged with a cold front and became extratropical before diminishing on October 4.
October 4, 1975
- St. John’s received 37 mm of rain, no other damage to report (ET)
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