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1940-4

Legend of sources

Storm #4 made landfall in New Brunswick and Quebec as a tropical storm with winds of 102 km/h (55 knots) and 65 km/h (35 knots) respectively, on September 3rd.

Storm #4 formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida on August 30, 1940, headed northwest, intensified to hurricane strength, turned to the northeast off North Carolina, and entered the CHC Response Zone on September 2nd. The storm tracked over the Gulf of Maine and entered Canadian waters via the Bay of Fundy late on September 2nd as a 130 km/h (70 knot) hurricane. However, it quickly weakened to a tropical storm of 102 km/h (55 knots) by the time it made landfall late on September 2nd. Vessels experienced damage in southern Nova Scotia and one man was injured in a car accident during the storm in New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia

September 3, 1940

  • Motorboat ran aground near Big Tusket Island (TJ)
  • Six yachts were capsized on Lake Milo in Yarmouth (TJ)
  • One small yacht was overturned in Shelburne (TJ)

New Brunswick

September 3, 1940

  • Man injured in car accident during storm on the highway near Barnesville (TJ)