1933-8

Legend of sources

Storm #8 made landfall over Quebec as a tropical depression with winds of 55 km/h (30 knots) on August 25th.

Storm #8 formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Lesser Antilles on August 17, 1933, before tracking to the northwest and landfalling in North Carolina. The tropical storm entered the CHC Response Zone on August 23rd and dissipated over the Gulf of St. Lawrence on August 26th. This hurricane recorded maximum wind speeds of 194 km/h (105 knots), 92 km/h (50 knots) inside the CHC Response Zone, and 55 km/h (30 knots) upon entry into Canadian territory. Many of the effects of the storm were a benefit to Canadian territory due to the dry summer, however, damage resulted to utility services and the storm delayed shipping and sailing schedules.

Ontario

August 25, 1933

  • Lake Ontario reported wind speed 81 km/h (44 knots) (MG)
  • Ontario vessel grounded near Summerville, New York, United States (MG)
  • Brockville–falling branches damaged public utility service (MG)
  • Caused water level to drop in the St. Lawrence Seaway halting operations (MG)
  • Passenger boat service cancelled (MG)
  • Rain welcomed by farmers in Ontario although delayed harvesting & threshing (MG)

Quebec

August 25, 1933

  • Montreal–60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, wind 33 km/h (18 knots) on August 24, 1933 (MG)
  • Mount Royal loses power–wires broken by strong wind (MG)
  • Road tunnel flooded with between 1.0–1.3 m (3–4 ft) of water at Iberville Street and St. Joseph Boulevard (MG)

New Brunswick

August 25, 1933

  • Saint John–70 mm (2.7 in) of rain between 2:30–6:30 pm on August 24, 1933 (MG)

August 26, 1933

  • Telegraph wires downed by falling power line between Moncton and Sussex (HH)
  • Saint John–Crawford Ellis 10 hours late after battling storm (TJ)

August 29, 1933

  • Fredericton–112 mm (4.4 in) of rain over weekend (TJ)
  • Benefits experienced included protecting against forest fires and returning level of the Saint John River to normal levels after being the lowest in 15 years (TJ)

Nova Scotia

August 25, 1933

  • Benefits from storm: five hours of rain for dry crops and forest fires, replenished water supplies (Parrsboro, Oxford, Pictou) (HH)

August 26, 1933

  • Halifax–50 mm (2 in) of rain (HH)
  • Tree fell across communication wires near Shubenacadie (HH)