On October 15, 1977, Evelyn passed over southeastern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and then on to southwestern Newfoundland near Port aux Basques. Winds attained speeds of 130 km/h for this category one hurricane at both provincial landfalls.
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Evelyn, which entered Canadian waters near midnight on October 14 to October 15 of 1977, and crossed over eastern Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland. Evelyn left Canadian waters on October 18, 1977. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 24.5 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 32.6 millimetres in Newfoundland
Hurricane Evelyn originated as a tropical wave that interacted with an upper level cold low on October 12, 1977, south of Bermuda, in the North Atlantic. An intense non-tropical storm to the west was paralleling Evelyn’s track on October 13. Even after this front was merging with the storm, the storm maintained hurricane-strength winds of 130 km/h as it entered Canadian waters near midnight on October 14 to October 15, and as it crossed over eastern Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland that morning and afternoon. The storm weakened rapidly as it crossed western Newfoundland, and no reports of damage or casualties were received. Evelyn left Canadian waters on October 18.
Hurricane Evelyn started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone southeast of Nova Scotia with winds of 64 knots. It continued to track northeast and then north around Cape Breton and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence with winds of 48 knots. It skimmed the southwestern tip of Newfoundland and made landfall in the east Quebec and dissipated. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 70 knots, with an mslp of 996 millibar
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