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Florence initiated in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida on September 9, 2000, tracked southwest, looped to the northeast, and entered the CHC Response Zone on September 16. Shortly after Hurricane Florence entered the CHC Response Zone, it was downgraded to a tropical storm and it dissipated south of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland on September 17. Maximum wind speeds recorded in this storm were 130 km/h located inside the CHC Response Zone, however, only Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm with winds of 102 km/h by the time it reached the Grand Banks. Significant wave heights were 7–8 m. There were no significant effects on land due to this weakening storm. The CHC issued 17 Hurricane Information Statements.
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Florence, which entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 16, 2000. Shortly after Hurricane Florence entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone, it was downgraded to a tropical storm and dissipated south of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland on September 17, 2000. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 57.5 millimetres in Newfoundland
Tropical Storm Florence started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone southeast of Nova Scotia with 48 knot winds east of storm centre. It tracked northeast and eventually northward around Newfoundland and out into the Atlantic with 34 knot winds east of storm centre. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 50 knots, with an mslp of 990 millibar
September 18, 2000
- 5 m seas were present off the east coast of the Avalon Peninsula (OC)
- Heavy rain along the Avalon Peninsula (OC)
- Winds were reported to be gusting as high as 93 km/h (OC)
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