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Storm #4 made landfall over Nova Scotia as a tropical storm with winds of 102 km/h (55 knots) on September 15th. Storm #4 also made landfall over Newfoundland as tropical storm with winds of 92 km/h (50 knots) on September 16th.
Storm #4 formed south of Florida on September 12, 1946. This hurricane brought winds as high as 157 km/h (85 knots), making it a category two hurricane at its maximum strength. The storm carried winds of 138 km/h (75 knots) when it entered the CHC Response Zone on September 14th and maintained winds of 70 knots as it entered Canadian waters early on the 15th. The storm moved into eastern Nova Scotia on the afternoon of the 15th with winds of 102 km/h (55 knots). Despite the high winds and heavy rain brought to the area, no damage was reported. Storm #4 lasted within the CHC Response Zone until it diminished on September 17th.
September 16, 1946
- Parts of the province experienced 96 km/h (52 knots) winds, accompanied with heavy rain. There were no reports of damage (HH)
- Debert experienced 81 km/h (44 knots) winds (HH)
- Sable Island had winds of 94 km/h (51 knots) gusting to 113 km/h (61 knots) (HH)
- Halifax reported 75 mm (2.9 in) of rainfall with 48 km/h (26 knots) winds (HH)
- Kentville reported 50 mm (2 in) of rain (HH)
- The apple orchards were untouched (HH)
- Yachts in the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron race “The Hood Cup” had to turn around due to heavy seas (HH)
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