1962-Daisy

† (6 Canadian fatalities)

Legend of sources

On October 8, 1962, Daisy made landfall near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Daisy was a category one hurricane with winds of 120km/h when it hit land.

Rainfall image map of Hurricane Daisy, which moved into Canadian waters near dawn on October 7, 1962, then moved east along the Nova Scotia shoreline on the night of October 7, 1962. After Daisy passed south of Newfoundland she died shortly thereafter on October 9, 1962. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 57.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 43 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 76 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 65.5 millimetres in Newfoundland
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Daisy, which moved into Canadian waters near dawn on October 7, 1962, then moved east along the Nova Scotia shoreline on the night of October 7, 1962. After Daisy passed south of Newfoundland she died shortly thereafter on October 9, 1962. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 57.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 43 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 76 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 65.5 millimetres in Newfoundland

Hurricane Daisy began as a large storm on September 29, 1962, east of Barbados. Winds reached 176km/h as the storm moved due north but it weakened to a 130-km/h hurricane as it moved into Canadian waters near dawn on October 7. The storm turned sharply eastward and veered east along the Nova Scotia shoreline on the night of October 7. Winds gusted up to 137 km/h in parts of Nova Scotia and damage by the wind was done in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Six people died in Nova Scotia. Daisy passed south of Newfoundland and died shortly after on October 9.

Hurricane Daisy started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone along the eastern seaboard toward southern Nova Scotia with 64 knot winds. It made landfall just north of Yarmouth and tracked along the Bay of Fundy coast until it dissipated over southeastern New Brunswick.  As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 65 knots, with an mslp of 972 millibar
Hurricane Daisy started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone along the eastern seaboard toward southern Nova Scotia with 64 knot winds. It made landfall just north of Yarmouth and tracked along the Bay of Fundy coast until it dissipated over southeastern New Brunswick. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 65 knots, with an mslp of 972 millibar

Nova Scotia

October 8, 1962

  • Six people swept into the water at Peggy’s Cove and drowned (ET)
  • Winds gusting to 137 km/h in the parts of the province (ET)
  • $16,000 of floating breakwater and three fishing boats were smashed by 4.5 m waves in Shelburne (ET)
  • The government pier and building were lost at Sandy Point in Shelburne County (ET)
  • Telephone service was disrupted in Yarmouth and Shelburne (ET)

October 9, 1962

  • 30 mm of rain fell in Sydney (HH)
  • Two boats lost at Seal Point (HH)
  • Lockeport lost two beaches as the sand washed across the highway (HH)

PrinceEdward Island

October 9, 1962

  • Summerside had 113 km/h winds, gusting to 130 km/h (ET)

Newfoundland

October 9, 1962

  • 50 mm of rain in central and eastern Newfoundland (ET)
  • Two boats in New Harbour were torn from their moorings and drifted ashore (ET)
  • Fishing boat crashed ashore at Seaforth with minimal damage (ET)