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Hurricane Frances developed into category three hurricane east of Guinea on September 6, 1980. It contained winds reaching a maximum of 185 km/h. While entering the CHC Response Zone on September 18, it was a category one hurricane and brought winds of 148 km/h to the region. Frances left the CHC Response Zone on September 20 and dissipated on September 21. No damage reports were located associated with Frances in Canada.

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