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Celia made landfall over southeastern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as a category one hurricane on the afternoon of July 21, 1966. It maintained strength and continued in a northeasterly direction to pass over Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Winds were recorded at 120 km/h at landfall in both provinces. Celia also made landfall over Quebec and Labrador as a tropical depression with winds of 46 km/h on July 22.
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Celia, which made landfall over southeastern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as a category one hurricane on July 21, 1966 and continued in a northeasterly direction passing over Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Celia also made landfall over Quebec and Labrador as a tropical depression on July 22, 1966. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 43 millimetres in Quebec (Anticosti Island), 31 millimetres in New Brunswick, 27 millimetres in Prince Edward Island and 44 millimetres in Nova Scotia
Hurricane Celia formed off the northeast coast of the Virgin Islands on July 13, 1966. Developing into a category one hurricane, Celia contained winds blowing at 130 km/h. On July 21, Hurricane Celia entered the CHC Response Zone at its maximum strength. Only lasting within the CHC Response Zone for one day, Celia entered Canadian waters near dawn with 130-km/h winds and maintained marginal hurricane force winds as it made landfall in Cape Breton on the afternoon of the 21. Celia became absorbed into a larger storm system later that night over Newfoundland.
Hurricane Celia started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 64 knots and occurred east of Nova Scotia. It then moved from northeast to north to position 2 outlined in yellow, east of Cape Breton with winds of 64 knots east of storm centre. It then moved over southwest Newfoundland and out north toward Quebec and out into the Labrador Sea where it dissipated. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 65 knots, with an mslp of 998 millibar
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