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Canadian Tropical Cyclone Season Summary for 1982

1982 Storm Tracks Image
1982 Storm Tracks Image

Subtrop. 1 (June 18 to June 20, 1982)

On June 18, 1982, a weather disturbance moved rapidly northeastward across northern Florida as a developing subtropical storm. Subtrop. 1 circumvented the United States mid-Atlantic coastline on the 19th and continued to move northeastward, passing south of Nova Scotia on June 20. Subtrop. 1 achieved a maximum wind speed of 107.5 kilometres per hour (58 knots).

Three deaths in Florida and more than $10 million in damages were associated with Subtrop. 1. The storm, however, did not have a direct impact on Canada.

Hurricane Debby (September 13 to September 20, 1982)

On September 13, 1982, an organized centre appeared to be forming just north of the Dominican Republic. This depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Debby by the morning of the 14th and Debby became a hurricane before nightfall of the same day, while slowly moving northward away from the Bahamas. The hurricane continued to strengthen and reached maximum wind speeds of 209 kilometres per hour. On September 16, the storm’s centre passed 130 kilometres west of Bermuda, causing minor wind damage on the island. Hurricane Debby continued to accelerate to the northeast. The storm passed just southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland on the evening of the 18th, causing heavy rainfall across southeastern Newfoundland for several hours. Debby then moved quickly eastward towards Europe, where a storm system over the British Isles engulfed its on September 20.

Hurricane Debby was not responsible for any damages and, other then the heavy rain that fell on southeastern Newfoundland, had little affect on Canada.

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