1970-NN-2

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On October 17 at 23:30 UTC, NN-2 crossed over the Avalon Peninsula with winds of 130 km/h classifying it as a category one hurricane.

Rainfall image map of NN-2, which crossed over the Avalon Peninsula On October 17, 1970 at 23:30 UTC, classifying it as a category one hurricane. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 124.5 millimetres in Quebec, 91.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 58.5 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 99.5 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 62.5 millimetres in Newfoundland
Rainfall image map of NN-2, which crossed over the Avalon Peninsula On October 17, 1970 at 23:30 UTC
, classifying it as a category one hurricane. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 124.5 millimetres in Quebec, 91.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 58.5 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 99.5 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 62.5 millimetres in Newfoundland

NN-2 developed east of Bermuda on October 14, 1970. Maximum winds produced by NN-2 were 145 km/h. The storm reached hurricane strength and entered the southwestern Grand Banks as a 167 km/h hurricane on the afternoon of October 17 and made landfall on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland only 6 hours later with winds of 130 km/h. Thousands of dollars in boat, tree and structural damage was reported and winds were clocked at 145 km/h over the Burin Peninsula. The storm dissipated off the northeast coast of Labrador on October 20.

Newfoundland

October 19, 1970

  • 145 km/h winds on the Burin Peninsula (ET)
  • Thousands of dollars in damage on the Burin Peninsula (ET)
  • Windows blown out and trees uprooted across Newfoundland (ET)
  • A house was abandoned in St. John’s for the fear of the roof blowing off (ET)
  • A house under construction blew down in Marystown (ET)
  • Fences and trees were blown down in Burin (ET)
  • Hydro poles caught fire in Burin and Grand Bank (ET)
  • Several fishing dories were sunk or damaged in Grand Bank (ET)
  • Three fishing premises were washed away in Lamaline (ET)
  • A fishing ramp was also washed out to sea in Lourdes Cove (ET)
  • In St. Pierre, France, several homes and a church had their roofs blown off (ET)