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Canadian Tropical Cyclone Season Summary for 1990

1990 Storm Tracks Image
1990 Storm Tracks Image

Hurricane Bertha (July 24 to August 2, 1990)

Hurricane Bertha originated near North Carolina on July 24, 1990. The storm turned toward Florida then moved back, northeastward over Sydney, Nova Scotia. Bertha reached a maximum wind speed of 129 kilometres per hour (70 knots). The storm eventually weakened while heading northward over the eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Hurricane Bertha was responsible for a total of nine deaths, including 6 Corazon Crewmen in the North Atlantic and 2 individuals who drowned off northern Florida beaches. Bertha also caused high surf along the Atlantic coast from Carolina to Nova Scotia and beach erosion along North Carolina. Nova Scotia received large rainfall amounts as a result of Hurricane Bertha.

Hurricane Gustav (August 24 to September 3, 1990)

Hurricane Gustav moved westward passing the Barbados and then curved northward. After passing Bermuda, it moved northeastward through the Atlantic. Gustav reached a maximum wind speed of 193 kilometres per hour (104 knots).

Gustav remained at sea while in the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone and had no direct impact on Canada.

Hurricane Isidore (September 4 to September 17, 1990)

After being formed on September 4, 1990, Hurricane Isidore traveled north northwest through the mid Atlantic, briefly heading northeastward around 38° North. Isidore reached a maximum wind speed of 161 kilometres per hour (87 knots) before ceasing to exist on September 17.

Isidore was not responsible for any damages and had no direct impact on Canada.

Hurricane Lili (October 6 to October 15, 1990)

After forming on October 6, 1990, Hurricane Lili moved westward in the Atlantic, south of Bermuda. Lili then re-curved, passing Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Hurricane Lili reached maximum wind speeds of 120.5 kilometres per hour (65 knots) during its life span.

Lili caused strong winds in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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