1991-Bob

† (2 Canadian fatalities)

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Bob made landfall over New Brunswick as a tropical storm with winds of 111 km/h (60 knots) on August 20th. Bob also made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 74 km/h (40 knots) on August 21st.

Rainfall image map of Hurricane Bob, which made landfall over New Brunswick as a tropical storm on August 20, 1991, and over Newfoundland as a tropical storm on August 21, 1991. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 60 millimetres in Quebec (Gaspé Peninsula), 111 millimetres in New Brunswick, 60 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 66 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 60 millimetres in Newfoundland
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Bob, which made landfall over New Brunswick as a tropical storm on August 20, 1991, and over Newfoundland as a tropical storm on August 21, 1991. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 60 millimetres in Quebec (Gaspé Peninsula), 111 millimetres in New Brunswick, 60 millimetres in Prince Edward Island, 66 millimetres in Nova Scotia and 60 millimetres in Newfoundland

Hurricane Bob originated just southeast of Bermuda on August 16, 1991. This storm reached maximum wind speeds of 185 km/h (100 knots). Bob entered the CHC Response Zone on August 19th and continued into Maine, reaching New Brunswick in the early morning hours of August 20th as a strong tropical storm. Bob continued into the Gulf of St. Lawrence waters later that morning. The hurricane proceeded through the central North Atlantic. Bob finally left the CHC Response Zone on August 22nd and dissipated near Portugal on August 29th. Hurricane Bob was responsible for $1.5 billion in damage (mostly in United States) and 18 deaths, including two in Nova Scotia when two teens were swept out to sea and they were presumed lost. It also caused power outages in 2.1 million homes. As a result of the storm, strong winds were felt in Atlantic Canada.

Tropical Storm Bob started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone along the eastern US coast with winds of 48 knots south of storm centre. The storm made landfall over southern Maine and crossed into southern New Brunswick with 48 knot winds southeast of storm centre and out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence with winds of 34 knots. The storm them made landfall in northern Newfoundland and crossed over into the Atlantic where it dissipated. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 59 knots, with an mslp of 987 millibar
Tropical Storm Bob started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone along the eastern US coast with winds of 48 knots south of storm centre. The storm made landfall over southern Maine and crossed into southern New Brunswick with 48 knot winds southeast of storm centre and out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence with winds of 34 knots. The storm them made landfall in northern Newfoundland and crossed over into the Atlantic where it dissipated. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 59 knots, with an mslp of 987 millibar

New Brunswick

August 21, 1991

  • 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain fell in northern New Brunswick (TJ)
  • Two fishing boats and a pleasure craft capsized at Petit Rocher (TJ)
  • Some power outages were reported (TJ)
  • In Saint John, the Archway entrance to Seaside Park collapsed (TJ)
  • Trees in King Square, Saint John were split in half (TJ)
  • Some flights were cancelled in Saint John (TJ)
  • Princess of Acadia ferry took longer to cross the Bay of Fundy between Digby and Saint John and cancelled one trip (TJ)

August 22, 1991

  • $1 million of damage to 30 weirs off Grand Manan (TJ)

Nova Scotia

August 21, 1991

  • Two teens were swept out to sea and presumed drowned off Cape Forchue, Yarmouth (HH)
  • 109 km/h (59 knots) winds in Digby (ET)
  • Two men were also swept out to sea at Cape Forchue, but were able to make it back to shore (MG)

PrinceEdward Island

August 21, 1991

  • No major damage reports (G)
  • A few power outages and fallen tree limbs throughout the Island (G)

Newfoundland

August 21, 1991

  • 59 km/h (32 knots) winds in St. John’s (ET)
  • Record rainfall of 26 mm (1 in) in St. John’s (ET)