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Canadian Tropical Cyclone Season Summary for 1983

1983 Storm Tracks Image
1983 Storm Tracks Image

Tropical Storm Chantal  (September 10 to September 15, 1983)

Chantal began as a weather disturbance that was situated about 200 kilometres south of Bermuda. During the afternoon and evening of September 10, 1983, the system slowly intensified and began moving toward the northeast. Bermuda experienced some cloudiness, a few showers and notable northeast winds, as the storm’s centre passed within 160 kilometres of the island. Late in the afternoon of the 10th, the depression had deepened and the system was named Tropical Storm Chantal. By the evening of the 11th, Chantal was upgraded to a minimal hurricane. Chantal attained a maximum wind speed of 122 kilometres per hour (66 knots). Chantal continued to move northeastward through the mid-Atlantic in a weakened state and was eventually lost in a frontal system. Chantal caused no damage and had no direct impact on Canada.

Tropical Storm Dean (September 27 to September 30, 1983)

Tropical Storm Dean was named late on September 27, while located 800 kilometres east of Jacksonville, Florida. Dean was moving toward the north-northeast, however, on the 29th the storm turned toward the northwest and it moved onshore across the eastern shore of Virginia by the 30th. Dean would then dissipate late on September 30. Tropical Storm Dean reached maximum wind speeds of 101 kilometres per hour (54 knots). The effects of Dean were minimal and were confined to minor beach erosion and flooding along portions of the mid-Atlantic coastal United States. Dean did not have a direct impact on Canada.

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