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1985-Ana

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Ana made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 102 km/h on July 19.

Rainfall image map of Ana, which made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm on July 19, 1985. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 83 millimetres in Nova Scotia (Sable Island) and 106.3 millimetres in Newfoundland
Rainfall image map of Ana, which made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm on July 19, 1985. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 83 millimetres in Nova Scotia (Sable Island) and 106.3 millimetres in Newfoundland

Ana originated just south of Bermuda on July 15, 1985. It formed into a tropical storm with maximum winds of 110 km/h and entered the CHC Response Zone on July 18 with winds of 83 km/h. Ana made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 102 km/h on July 19. Newfoundland recorded heavy rain and strong winds. The Burin Peninsula was hit particularly hard as roads were washed away. Ana only remained within the CHC Response Zone for one day before it diminished on July 19.

Post Tropical Storm Ana started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 48 knots and occurred south of Nova Scotia. It then moved northeast to position 2 outlined in yellow, through Placentia Bay with winds of 48 knots east of storm centre. It then moved through the Avalon Peninsula just north of St. John’s to position 3 outlined in brown with winds of 48 knots southeast of storm centre. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 50 knots, with an mslp of 1000 millibar
Post Tropical Storm Ana started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 48 knots and occurred south of Nova Scotia. It then moved northeast to position 2 outlined in yellow, through Placentia Bay with winds of 48 knots east of storm centre. It then moved through the Avalon Peninsula just north of St. John’s to position 3 outlined in brown with winds of 48 knots southeast of storm centre. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 50 knots, with an mslp of 1000 millibar

Nova Scotia

July 20, 1985

  • 50–60 mm of rain on Sable Island (ET)

Newfoundland

July 20, 1985

  • 42 mm of rain in St. John’s and winds of 70 km/h (ET)
  • The hardest hit area was the Burin Peninsula with minor road washouts to the highway and St. John’s had two overloaded storm sewers (ET)