Halifax,Nova Scotia's history with tropical systems ,includes Dartmouth
current weather
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given.Unless "extreme" Extratropical systems will not be noted! "?" indicates unknown at landfall.(since 1871)
Halifax most likely to be hit by a hurricane between september 28th and October 4th
Years affected
61 times 152 yrs end of 2022

Names from list above
Daisy,Frances,Ginny,Dora,Gladys,Beth,blanche,91 unnamed,Hortense,Karen,Juan,Ophelia,Noel,Bill,Earl,Arthur,Dorian,Teddy,Fiona,Lee,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=44, 72.13% H=17, 27.87%
0% of all tropical systems affecting Halifax are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1900-1918

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.49 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.
(10h)once every 15.20 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(0)
no data

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
89 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2026

Last affected by
2023 Sept 17th post tropical storm Lee hits just north while racing NNE with 60mph winds,area has gust's to 72 mph..

This areas hurricane past
1871 Oct 12th 80mph from the S.W with much damage in Halifax
1879 extratropical hurricane hits just east with 85mph winds Nov 20th
1927 aug 25th extratropical system hits with 105mph winds while moving rapidly NE
1933 Oct 8th 90mph from the SSW
1937 Sept 26th 85mph from the SSW
1996 sept 15th Hurricane Hortense hits just east with 80mph winds while moving ENE. Large power failures,Flooding & Damage to homes. NHC report
2003 Sept 28th-29th Hurricane Juan hits with 100mph winds 973mb, moving at 40mph. Many trees down & over 100,000 without power. Flooding, 2 killed, some roof damage.Hundred of Maritimers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island lost power. There were two direct deaths associated with Juan due to falling trees. In addition, three indirect deaths occurred in a house fire speculated to have been started by candles during power outages. Halifax Harbor recorded an all time record water level of 4.9 feet above the normal tide levels, which resulted in extensive flooding of the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfront properties. The building where the CHC is located was also damaged. CBC radio aftermath | damage shots | CBC special
2007 Extratropical storm Noel hits just west with 75mph winds on November 4th. Coastal floods and significant wave action washed out sections of coastal roads in Nova Scotia and many roads were littered with large rocks and boulders that washed ashore during the storm. Several waterfront buildings also suffered damage and some docks were destroyed. Nearly 80,000 without power at one point.damage shot #1 | damage shot #2 | wave action | damage shot #4
2019 ,Sept 7th,xtrop Dorian hits with 90mph winds while moving N.E causing moderate to heavy damage one gust reported to 75mph on the coast. NHC report
2022 Sept 24th xtrop hurricane Fiona passes 110miles to east while moving north with 100mph winds. hit map | Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School)

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Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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