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1935-4

† (1 Canadian fatality)

Legend of sources

Storm #4 made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 111 km/h (60 knots) on October 2nd.

Storm #4 originated south of the Greater Antilles on September 23, 1935 and at one point was a category three hurricane with 195 km/h (105 knots) winds. It entered the CHC Response Zone as a category two hurricane, carrying winds of 157 km/h (85 knots). It had weakened to a 139 km/h (75 knot) hurricane when it entered southern waters and to a 111 km/h (60 knot) tropical storm by the time it made landfall on the south coast of Newfoundland near dawn on October 2nd. Several ships were damaged or in distress while one man was believed to have drowned. The storm later diminished on October 2nd.

Newfoundland

October 2, 1935

  • Average wind velocity of 57 km/h (31 knots) at Cape Race (ET)
  • Torrential rains but no major damages reported (ET)
  • No gales on the south and west coasts (ET)

October 3, 1935

  • One man is believed to have drown offshore of Halifax as his boat drifted to shore (TJ)
  • A Portuguese schooner, Rosita, was in distress off Cape Race (G)
  • The Madeline Hebb schooner makes it safely to port in St. Anthony (TJ)
  • Four vessels are damaged heavily near St. Mary’s (ET)

Nova Scotia

October 2, 1935

  • The United States yacht Cumargo, had to shelter in Halifax harbour from rising winds and seas (HH)