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CINDY DAY: The tale of Teddy

Rainfall and wind gusts are preliminary as the storm was still off the SW tip of Newfoundland when the data was collected.
Rainfall and wind gusts are preliminary as the storm was still off the SW tip of Newfoundland when the data was collected. - contributed

Energy spotted off the coast of Africa on Sept. 7 was christened Teddy one week later.   

Teddy was the earliest 19th named Atlantic storm on record. By the 17th, Teddy became a major hurricane, intensifying to a category four storm. Thankfully, as advertised, Teddy weakened to a post-tropical storm about 12 hours before making landfall between Sheet Harbour and Holland Harbour, N.S. between 8 and 9 a.m. Wednesday.   

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Storm surge and large breaking waves pounded south-facing coastlines for almost 24 hours as the storm raced across the region. The rainfall came in waves and the wind in gusts. Good riddance Teddy.    

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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network

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