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Weather Barograph Record Low Pressure
by John M. MacFarlane 2011
On December 1st, 1964 the barograph in HMCS Chaudiere (alongside the RCN Magazine Jetty in Bedford Basin at Halifax Nova Scotia) recorded the low pressure system as it passed through. This created one of the most violent storms in Canadian history, and struck the Maritime provinces with gales reaching gust speeds of 160 km/h. Three fishing boats, including two large draggers, were lost in the storm with the loss of 23 lives. Halifax and Charlottetown recorded their all-time lowest sea-level pressure ever.
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