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Hurricane Bill began on July 11, 1997 southwest of Bermuda. Bill intensified into a category one hurricane and developed hurricane force winds of 120 km/h while inside the CHC Response Zone on July 12. Bill dropped just below hurricane strength as it moved into Canadian waters on the evening of the 12, dissipating shortly thereafter. Bill did not affect Canada. The CHC issued 8 Hurricane Information Statements.
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Bill, which dropped just below hurricane strength as it moved into Canadian waters on the evening of the July 12, 1997 dissipating shortly thereafter. No significant rainfall over Canadian land areas
Tropical Storm Bill started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone far southeast of Nova Scotia with winds of 48 knots and continued to track toward the northeast away from land areas and east of the Newfoundland out of the response zone with 34 knot winds. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 50 knots, with an mslp of 1000 millibar
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