1941-2

† (3 Canadian fatalities)

Legend of sources

Storm #2 formed on September 16, 1941 in the Gulf of Mexico west of Florida. The storm looped around in the Gulf of Mexico, intensified, headed northwest, and made landfall in Texas. After landfall, Storm #2 turned northeast, weakened to a tropical storm, tracked through the American Midwest, transitioned to a post tropical storm, entered the CHC Response Zone on September 25th, and dissipated later that day over Lake Huron. Maximum wind speeds identified for this storm were 148 km/h (80 knots) and 56 km/h (30 knots) in the CHC Response Zone. Ontario was impacted by this storm as three people died and others were injured; boats and infrastructure were damaged around southern Ontario.

Ontario

  • London reported winds of 80 km/h (43 knots) (MTB)

September 26, 1941

  • Three people died and many were injured in Toronto (TJ)
  • 120 km/h (65 knots) winds on Lake Ontario (TS)
  • 12 m (40 ft) waves on Lake Ontario (TS)
  • Thousands of dollars of damage in Toronto (TJ)
  • Power outages across Ontario (TJ)
  • 41 pleasure boats were destroyed and 14 bulk carriers were damage on Lake Ontario (TS)
  • Tens of thousands of dollars lost in boats alone on Lake Ontario (TS)
  • Boats at the yacht clubs on Bathurst Street in Toronto were damaged (TS)
  • Two airplanes damaged in Barker field (TS)
  • The main factory of the Ontario Refractories Limited was destroyed with damage of $50,000 (TS)
  • Flights were cancelled out of Toronto (TS)
  • 18 boats sunk and 17 were damaged at the National and Alexandra Clubs in Toronto (TS)
  • Extensive damage to crops and wheat fields in Ontario (TS)

Quebec

September 27, 1941

  • 105 km/h (57 knots) winds in Montreal (MG)