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JANUARY


Jan 1
1885 -50C in Regina, Sask, the coldest temperature on record in Regina. Click here to find out that the weather's doing right now in Regina. 1
1999 Nine were killed and 25 injured when an avalanche struck a New Year's celebration in Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec along the shores of Ungava Bay. 78

Jan 2
1901 Winnipeg records a low of -38.2C, the lowest low recorded around the British Empire in 1901. By way of comparison, Winnipeg's coldest night in 2001 was about -34C recorded on 11th February and the record low here is -45C recorded on February 18th 1966. Click here to find out how the weather in Winnipeg is getting on today. 66
1999 Snowstorm of the century began in Toronto and would last until the 15th. Snow up to 65cm deep lay at various points during this time. During this time a series of intense snowstorms affected the city dumping in total 118.4cm snow on the city. This is the city's greatest January snowfall. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 2

Jan 3
1913 Calgary's wettest January day on record. 25.4mm precipitation fell. Click here for current Calgary conditions. 40

Jan 4
1878 40cm of snow fell in Montreal and the temperature dropped to -21.1C. Click here to find out what the weather's like there right now. 4
1901 The coldest night of the year in Victoria; lows drop to -4.4C. By way of comparison the coldest nights of the year in 2001 saw lows here drop to around -2C whilst the record low set on 28th January 1950 is -15.6C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 66
1981 -31.3C in Toronto, Toronto's lowest temperature on record. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 1
1998 Ice storm of the century began in Eastern Canada and would run until 9th Jan. $3billion worth of damage was caused. 2

Jan 5
1956 A freezing rain storm affected parts of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick leaving hundreds of people without power and water. 5

Jan 6
1909 Heavy rain on the 5th and 6th damaged roads and bridges in New Brunswick. Close to 100mm rain fell in Saint John and Sussex whilst ice breaking up in the south-west branch of the Miramichi River left ice piled up to 3m high along river banks. 29
1966 Temperatures in Pincher Creek, Alberta rise by 21C in just four minutes as chinook winds set in. 77
1986 The second winter storm in 3 days hit New Brunswick. These storms dumped 91cms snow on Moncton and 30cms snow on Bathurst. 100km/hr winds affected some regions. 78

Jan 7
2001 Prince Edward Island had it's worst storm in 6 years. Beginning on the 6th and ending on the 7th, the storm dumped 43cm snow on Charlottetown and up to 70cm on other parts of the island. Northeasterly winds gusting to 70km/h generated some rather large drifts. The same storm produced a fall of 53cm snow at Moncton, NB. 24

Jan 8
1979 Halifax's mildest January day on record; temperatures reached 13.5C at the airport. Click here to see what the weather's like at the moment. 36

Jan 9
1875 Cold and windy in southern Ontario with temperatures as low as -30C. 5
1899 -52.8C in Norway House, Manitoba, Manitoba's coldest temperature on record.  Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Norway House.1
2002 Some winter warmth affected parts of western Canada. 17 daily temperature records were broken, Lethbridge, AB, Regina, SK and Winnipeg, MB. Highs here reached 16C, 10C and 6C respectively. 78

Jan 10
1982 Lows drop to -39.3C at Sudbury, ON, the coldest night ever recorded here. Click here for the latest Sudbury weather. 53

Jan 11
1911 -61.1C recorded at Fort Vermillion, Alberta and this is Alberta's coldest temperature recorded. Click here to find out what the weather in Fort Vermillion is like at the moment. 1

Jan 12
1987 Heavy snow and strong winds during the night deposited 52cm snow on Moncton, NB whilst in Newfoundland winds gusted to 126km/h. 29

Jan 13
1975 One of Canada's worst wind chills. Temperatures at Hall Beach, NT were -46C and winds 61km/h and at Pelly Bay, NT -51C and 56km/h. The resulting wind chills were -73 and -77 respectively. Use this link to calculate the wind chill where you are now. 29, 77

Jan 14
1995 Temperatures reached 15.6C in Hamilton. ON, breaking a 45 year old daily maximum temperature record here. Pleasant as this warm weather might have been it caused mudslides on construction sites and flooding in some basements. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 29
2002 An active storm hit the Martimes. Among the highlights were more than 36cms snow and 100km/h gusts over the Acadian Peninsula in New Brunswick whilst in Truro, NS winds reached 165km/h. 78

Jan 15
1957 Montreal lowest temperature on record, -37.8C, was recorded. Click here to find out what the weather's like in Montreal at the moment. 1
1972 Alberta's maximum hourly wind, 108km/h, was recorded at Bighorn Dam, Alberta. 1

Jan 16
1952 9.4mm precipitation falls at Whitehorse, YK, the greatest one day January precipitation here. Click here for current Whitehorse weather. 49
2002 A blizzard over Atlantic Canada. Worst of the weather was at Cape Breton, NS where the blizzard dumped 20-40cms snow. 78

Jan 17
1974 118.1cm fell in 24 hours at Lakelse Lake, BC, until 1999 Canada's greatest 24 hour snowfall on record. 1
2000 Nova Scotia's worst blizzard in nearly a decade with 20-35cm snow falling. The same stomr deposited 53cm snow in Saint John, New Brunswick, just 6cm short of their 24 hour snowfall record set in 1960. 5, 10

Jan 18
1982 -30.5C recorded at Charlottetown, PEI, the lowest temperature on record here. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Charlottetown. 1

Jan 19
1901 Toronto's coldest night of the year as lows drop to -28.8C. By way of comparison the coldest night of the year in 2001 occured on 20th January when lows dipped down to -18C whilst January 4th 1981 is the coldest night on record here. Lows dropped to -31.3C then. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 66
1935 A 10 day long cold snap in Vancouver started. First more than 40cm of snow would fall - one of the worst storms in the city's history - then temperatures would drop to -16C before a quick thaw and 267mm rain falling in 4 days caused substantial roof damage in the city. 2, 78
1980 Nova Scotia's maximum hourly wind, 135km/h, was recorded in Halifax. 1

Jan 20
1964 31mm rain falls in less than 24 hours at Montreal/Dorval. 71
1977 On this day barometers in St. Anthony, Newfoundland read 940.2HPa, the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded in Canada. 1
2002 Temperatures dropped to a low of -51.5C in Key Lake, Sask, the lowest minimum temperature recorded in Canada during the whole of January 2002. The night of the 27th/28th was almost as cold here! 67

Jan 21
2000 Winds exceeding 148km/h were recorded in Nova Scotia whilst 54cm snow fell in Bathurst, New Brunswick and 20cm snow fell in Halifax, NS. 10
2001 31.8cm snow fell in Halifax, NS whilst Shearwater, NS received 47.5cm snow. 15

Jan 22
2000 $500,000 damage was caused in the Channel Head area in Newfoundland when a freak wave hit. The wave was 15-18m high and moved at 90-110km/h and was the largest wave to hit Newfoundland since 1929 when a tsunami hit Burin peninsula. 4

Jan 23
1935 -58.3C was recorded at Iroquois Falls, Ontario and this is Ontario's coldest temperature on record. 1
2002 A severe snowstorm over Labrador and Newfoundland generates winds above 100km/h and dumps 25cm snow in St. John's and 18cm snow in Gander.

Jan 24
1992 A storm over the Maritimes produced snow, rain, freezing rain and winds gusting to more than 100km/h. Small planes were damaged in the wind and the storm caused a 5 storey building being built in Dartmouth, NS to collapse. 29
1999 The worst snowstorm in 130 years hit Toronto. 78

Jan 25
1905 New Brunswick and Nova Scotia had their worst storm in 20 years. 18-45cm snow fell, blocking roads and railways. 4
1997 Temperartures in Edmonton dropped down to -42.2C. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 5

Jan 26
1884 A temperature of -37.2C was recorded at Kilmahumaig, PEI and is the lowest temperature on record in PEI. 1
1971 A 5 day long blizzard in London, Ontario dumps 62cm snow and kills 3. It was the worst blizzard in decades here. Visit this link to find out what the weather's like there today. 4

Jan 27
1962 Chinook winds in Pincher Creek, Alberta caused temperature to rise from -19C to 22C in just one hour. Click here to see what crazy tomfoolery winds are wreaking in Pincher Creek right now. 1
2002 Heavy snow hit the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. 25-30cms snow fell in Vancouver whilst 35-40cms snow hit Nanaimo. 78

Jan 28
1950 The coldest night on record in Victoria, BC. Lows dropped to -15.6C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 35
1977 A 3 day long snowstorm begun to affect southern Ontario. 10cms snow accompanied by 100km/h winds produced huge drifts which left some Niagara Peninsula communities cut off for days. 78
1989 In Pelly Bay, NWT an air temperature of -51C and windchill of -91C was recorded and this might have been Canada's lowest ever windchill. This windchill was calculated using the old windchill formula. 2
2002 Temperatures reached 18.7C in Langara, BC, the highest temperature recorded in Canada in the whole of January 2002. 67

Jan 29
1931 Temperatures reach 18.3C in Medicine Hat, AB, the warmest January day on record here. Click here for current conditions there. 44

Jan 30
1947 A 10 day long blizzard started in the southern Praries and would last until Feb 8th, burying trains and towns from Winnipeg to Calgary. 1,2
1954 A tornado and heavy hail were reported at White Point Beach, NS (near Liverpool). Tornadoes are rare at the best of times in this region. 1, 78

Jan 31
1920 -41.1C in Upper Stewiacke, NS the coldest temperature on record in Nova Scotia. 1
1947 -58.9C in Smith River, BC the coldest temperature on record in British Columbia. 1
1947 -52.2C in Whitehorse, Yukon the coldest temperature on record in Whitehorse. Click here to find out that the weather's doing right now in Whitehorse. At the same time British Columbia records its coldest night on record as lows at Smith Falls drop to -58.9C. 1, 77
1996 Lows dropped to -50.2C at Geraldton, ON, the lowest temperature recorded in Ontario since 5th January 1959. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 29

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FEBRUARY


Feb 1
1893 -56.7C recorded at Prince Albert, Sask which is the coldest temperature on record in Saskatchewan. 1
1955 -47.2C recorded at Sisson Dam, NB, New Brunswick's coldest temperature on record. 1

Feb 2 - Groundhog Day.......all eyes to Wiarton Willy!
1916 One of the snowstorms of the century in Victoria, BC with at least 55cm snow falling. 2
1960 A snowstorm in Halifax, NS which lasts until the 3rd deposits 75cm snow downtown and 96cm snow in some suburbs. 1
1976 Belle Island, Labrador measures an hourly wind speed of 138km/h, the highest recorded in Labrador. During the same storm Borden, PEI measures an hourly wind speed of 93km/h, the record higest hourly wind speed in Prince Edward Island. Gusts reaching 188km/h were recorded in parts of Newfoundland and a gust reaching 188km/h was measured at Grand Manan Island, NB. . Meanwhile, in the Bay of Fundy it was the worst storm since the 1969 Saxby Gale with 12m waves and 10m generated. 1,2, 78
1989 Barometers in Eureka, NWT measure 1079.6Hpa, the highest sea level pressure ever measured in Canada. 1
1996 Western and central Canada was in the midst of a deep freeze and on this day temperatures in Winnipeg dipped down to -42C. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 5
2002 Freezing rain, snow and winds gusting to 100km/h affected southern Ontario, knocking out power and toppling trees in Waterloo and Toronto. 67

Feb 3
1947 Snag, Yukon measures an overnight low of -63.0C, the lowest recorded temperature in both Canada and North America. 1

Feb 4
1947 Yellowknife, NWT records -51.2C, the lowest temperature recorded here. Go here to see Yellowknife's current weather. 1
1971 Halifax, NS records -26.1C, the lowest temperature on record here. Visit this link to find out how the weather's getting on in Halifax right now. 1
1975 Woodale Bishop's Fall, Newfoundland records -41.1C, Newfoundland's lowest recorded temperature. 1

Feb 5
1923 Doucet, Quebec records -54.4C, Quebec's lowest temperature on record. 1
2002 30cm snow fell at Sydney, Nova Scotia. 67

Feb 6
1964 Just over 20cms snow falls in Toronto. 71
1978 A blizzard in Regina, Sask leaves the city snowbound for 4 days. Have a look at this link to see what the weather's up to Regina right now. 1
2001 A snowy day in the Atlantic Provinces saw 45cm snow fall in Bathurst, NB and 49cm in Charlo, NB. In general 30-60cm snow fell on New Brunswick. 15, 24

Feb 7
1943 27.9mm precipitation falls at Medicine Hat, Alberta, the greatest February one day precipitation on record here. Click here for the latest Medicine Hat weather. 44

Feb 8
1959 55km/h gales and temperatures as low as -22C affected Nova Scotia. 4
1979 During a blizzard in Iqalait, NWT winds up to 100km/h and temperatures of -40C are recorded. 1

Feb 9
1939 Temperatures dropped to -42.2C in Lethbridge, AB, the coldest February night on record here. This isn't too far off the coldest nights ever recorded here, -42.8C on 29th December 1968 and 23rd January 1969. Click here for current conditions in Lethbridge. 43
1964 Winds at Torbay Airport gusted to 192 km/h. 71

Feb 10
2001 6 people were killed in traffic accidents in southern Quebec during a freezing rain storm. Winds gusting to 120km/h left 300,000 people in Quebec without power. 24

Feb 11
1948 Saint John, New Brunswick records -36.7C, the lowest temperature on record here. Click here for current weather in Saint John. 1
1999 Tahtsa Lake, BC records 145cm snow in 24 hours, Canada's greatest single day snowfall record. The record snowfall was caused by a moist, mild southerly flow overrunning a shallow layer of cold, Arctic air. On the same day 113cm snow fell in Terrace, BC, 14cm more than had ever been recorded here before. 2, 22, 78

Feb 12
1934 Temperatures reached 18.9C in Calgary, the warmest February day on record here. Click here for current conditions in Calgary. 40

Feb 13
1988 The winter olympics started in Calgary. Temperatures were around -5C with winds very close to 75km/h and conditions were partly cloudy. Weatherwise the games would be characterized by above normal winds and temperatures. Visit this site to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 29

Feb 14
1982 The world's largest offshore oilrig sank off Newfoundland killing 84 people. There were no survivors. 78
1995 30cms fell on Victoria and Vancouver, BC on the 13th and 14th. 4 people were killed in Victoria during this storm. 78

Feb 15
1982 A storm 300km east of Newfoundland killed 84 people in what became the world's second biggest disaster involving an offshore drilling rig which sunk in 145km/h winds and 21m seas. 2
1990 Heavy snow isn't particularly common in Vancouver, but on this day 14cm snow fell. 77

Feb 16
1959 Newfoundland's worst ever snowstorm produces snowdrifts up to 7m high in parts of St.John's. 1,2

Feb 17
1973 Esker 2, Labrador records -51.1C, the lowest temperature ever recorded in Labrador. 1

Feb 18
1966 Winnipeg records -45C, the lowest temperature recorded in Winnipeg. Click here to find out how the weather in Winnipeg is getting on today. 1

Feb 19
1972 A blizzard in south-western Quebec produces 80km/h winds and 37cm snow. It's one of the worst blizzards the province has ever had. 1

Feb 20
1879 A winter storm over the Maritimes gave Halifax, Nova Scotia their heaviest snowfall in 5 years and led to 5m high snowdrifts in some places. 5
1974 Bonilla Island, BC records an mean hour wind spead of 143km/h, the highest on record in British Columbia. 1
1979 All 5 of the Great Lakes froze over at the same time for the first time on record; they were more than 90% frozen. 4

Feb 21
1982 A blizzard on Prince Edward Island which lasts until the 22nd produces 80-100km/h winds, 60cm snow and drifts up to 7m high in places. 1

Feb 22
1993 A storm over the Maritimes produced a mixture of freezing rain and ice pellets as well as up to 22cm snow whilst on the west coast of Cape Breton Island winds gusted to 172km/h. 29
2002 123mm rain falls in 24 hours at Hope, BC, the wettest February day on record there. The old record was 105.7mm rain on 9th February 1951. Meanwhile, the average February precipitation is 172mm here. The same storm dumped 71mm rain on Victoria, 60mm of it in just 12 hours, and 68mm rain at West Vancouver.

Feb 23
1985 34.4mm precipitation falls at Kingston, ON, the greatest February one day precipitation here. Click here for current Kingston conditions. 46
2003 A major winter storm affected southern and eastern Ontario on the 22 and 23 February. 15 to 30cms snow fell across many parts of regions extending from Windsor across Barrie-Huronia and Ski Country into the Ottawa area. Locally as much as 30 to 40cms snow fell and drifts up to 60cms deep were reported. On the morning of the 23rd snow depths included 20cms in Windsor, 17cms in Hamilton, 10-15cms in Kitchener, 26cms in Grand Valley, 28cm in Vaughan, 20-30cm in Maple, Northern Toronto, 20 to 25cms in Barrie, 34cms in Orillia, 25cms in Brampton, 27cm in Minden and 20-37cm in the Ottawa area. The greatest snow depth was 37cm recorded in Franktown, southwest Ottawa. Freezing rain and ice pellets also affected the Niagara region and the north shore of Lake Ontario. Ice accretions as high as 2-4cms were reported in Prince Edward County. 68

Feb 24
1961 St. John's Newfoundland records an overnight low of -27.2C, the lowest on record here. Visit this site to see how the weather's getting on in St. John's at the moment. 1

Feb 25
1958 Winnipeg reaches 11.8C, the record high for the month here. The next day winter struck back when icing and strong winds caused power outages from Winnipeg south to the US border. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 29
1965 Toronto's wettest February day on record as 55.9cm precipitation falls at Pearson Airport. Click here to see what the weather's doing there right now. 30
2002 Temperature peak at 15.1C in Windsor, Ontario, the highest temperature recorded in the whole of Canada in the whole of February 2002. 67

Feb 26
1988 Temperatures in Calgary reached 18.1C, one of the highest late February temperatures recorded here. Rather irritatingly (one would imagine) the winter olympics were being held in Calgary at the time. On the same day Miami, Florida was only just over 1C warmer than Calgary! Click here to check out Calgary's current weather. 2
2000 Temperatures in London, ON reached 17.8C whilst in Windsor temperatures topped 20C for the first time on record in February. 10
2002 25cm snow falls during a winter storm in Sudbury, just a week after another storm dumped 52cm on the town. Click here to see what the weather's doing there right now.

Feb 27
1946 A storm between the 25th and 27th dumped 20-30cms snow on London, ON.  78
1997 110km/h winds affected the Windsor, ON area damaging buildings, smashing windows and uprooting trees. 5
2000 Ottawa's warmest February day on record at 12C. Sherbrooke, Quebec reached 15C and it was 11C in Montreal. 4

Feb 28
1986 100 head of cattle drowned when the St. Mary and Oldman rivers in Alberta burst their banks during a record breaking spell of mild weather which saw temperatures reach 18C. 29

Feb 29
2000 For the second day in a row Nova Scotia was Canada's hotspot. On the 28th Sydney reached 18C, breaking a daily maximum temperature record dating back to 1908, whilst Greenwood peaked at 17.8C. Meanwhile on the 29th Truro and Amherst were top of the pops reaching 15C and 14C respectively. 65

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MARCH


March 1
1947 73cm snow falls on the Ottawa region. 77
1958 Lasting 46 hours, Newfoundland's worst ice storm in 30 years left tree branches and hydro lines coated in ice up to 60mm thick. St. John's, NF was particularly badly hit. 78
1962 An unexpected snowstorm in Vancouver produced 35.6cm snow, a 2 day snowfall record here. Click here to see what the weather's doing there now. 5
1976 South-western Ontario was hit by its worst freezing rain storm in about 25 years. Some places were left without power and phones for 2 weeks. 4

March 2
1990 The Gulf of St. Lawrence had its worst ice jam in a decade. The jam left 22 ships trapped between Cape Breton and Newfoundland and the ice was up to 7m thick in places. 29
2002 It snowed over northeastern Ontario. Among the worst affected places were Sault Ste Marie with 25cm snow and Manitoulan Island with 40cm snow. 69

March 3
1868 A minimum temperature of -26.7C was recorded in downtown Toronto.. 65
1947 One of Ottawa's biggest snowstorms of the century started on the 2nd and ended on this day. 73cm snow fell. Click here to see what the weather's doing there now. 29
2002 Temperatures in Lansdowne House, northwestern Ontario reached a sizzling -41.3C. The average March maximum temperature here is -4.6C and the average March minimum temperature is -19.7C.
2003 A cold start across Ontario. Overnight lows fell to -24.7C at Pearson Airport, Toronto, -30.5 at Wiarton, -29.4C at Kitchener, -24.6C at Hamilton, -34.7C at Sudbury, -32.3C at Gore Bay, -31.0C at Petawawa, -19.7C at Windsor, -29.2C at Peterborough and -22.3C at Sarnia. 65

March 4
1950 A minimum temperature of -28.9C was recorded at Pearson Airport, Toronto. 65
1966 Snowstorm of the century in Winnipeg. 35cms snow fell and winds reached 120 km/h. The city was paralyzed for 2 days. 1,2
1971 Snowstorm of the century in Montreal; 47cms snow fell and winds reached 110km/h causing huge snowdrifts. 1,5,77

March 5
1910 An avalanche 2km west of Rogers Pass, BC killed 62 people when it hit a train and pushed it 500 metres into Bear Creek. 2

March 6
1951 The coldest March night on record in Lethbridge, AB; temperatures dropped down to -37.8C. Click here for current conditions here. 43

March 7
1966 A tornado appears to have affected Ucluelet, British Columbia which is perhaps rather more renowned for recording Canada's highest 24 precipitation total in October 1967. Anyway, the tornado drove a metal spike through a classroom window into a blackboard. 1
1999 Moncton in New Brunswick is Canada's snowiest city and on this day its one day snowfall record was set when 116cm snow fell. 77
2000 Temperatures exceeded 25C in Windsor, Sarnia, Petrolia and Strathroy (all in Ontario). Records show that this is the earliest temperatures over 25C have been reached here, beating the old record by more than 3 weeks. 9
2002 Bitterly cold across the western Praries with lows down to -28.8C at Calgary and -35C at Edmonton International Airport, Leduc. Here this was a new March 7th record low, and on the 6th lows dropped to -32.8C also a new daily record low.

March 8
1943 Temperatures in Windsor, ON drop to -19.4C, the coldest March night on record here. Click here for Windsor weather right now. 41
2002 A storm producing high winds, freezing rain and snow moved from Ontario into Quebec and New Brunswick. Among the worst affected places was Timmins, ON where 34cm fell, at times at a rate of 5cm/hour. Meanwhile, in Edmonton it was a cold start to the day. The overnight low here was -38.2C. 69

March 9
1974 49.3mm rain fell at Vancouver, the wettest March day on record here. Click here to see what Vancouver's weather's like at the moment. 34
1988 Central Newfoundland copped its worst blizzard of the winter. 38cms snow fell on Gander, NF and winds reached 87km/h in some places. 78
2002 A storm moving across Ontario led to rain, snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and high winds. Among the worst hit places were Dryden and Pickle Lake where 19 and 15cm snow fell respectively. Meanwhile, Sioux Lookout and Sault Ste Marie had more than 20cm snow. In the evening after a cold front had passed the Hamilton and Toronto areas had snow accompanied by temperatures close to freezing, near gale or gale force winds and gusts to 90-100km/h. Before the cold front passed it was springlike in southern Ontario with temperatures up to 21C in St. Catherines and 18.1C in Toronto. The passage of the cold front saw temperatures drop by 18 degrees in some places. By Saturday night temperatures in Toronto had dropped as low as -5C. Meanwhile, across the border in Quebec Schefferville recorded a low of -42C, 21 degrees below the average March low here and just 3 degrees short of the record March low, -45C set on 10 March 1964.

March 10
2001 60-70km/h winds and 30-60cm snow affected southern New Brunswick. 24
2002 38mm of rain equivalent snow fell in just 12 hours at Inukjuak, Quebec. The average March precipitation here is 14mm! Meanwhile, a day after registering their warmest early March weather since at least 1997 temperatures in Toronto rose no higher than -4C, some 22 degrees down on the high the previous day.

March 11
1954 33.8mm precipitation falls at Medicine Hat, AB, the greatest March one day precipitation on record here. Click here for the latest Medicine Hat weather. 44

March 12
1870 A major snowstorm (the first of a series of 3) hit southern Ontario dumping 23 to 63cms over a region stretching from Hamilton to Markham. 78
1984 A low of -25.9C proves to be the coldest March night on record in Kingston, ON. Click here for current Kingston conditions. 46

March 13
1897 Temperatures in Medicine Hat, AB dropped to -38.9C, the coldest March night ever recorded here. Click here for current Medicine Hat weather. 44

March 14
1927 Saskatoon, SK had their worst blizzard in decades and drifts 1-2m high were reported. Visit this link to see what the weather's doing there right now. 5
1995 Record breaking warmth across Ontario as temperatures ranged from 9.0C in Thunder Bay to 22.4C in Sarnia. 29

March 15
1891 Up to 42cm snow fell over New Brunswick and winds gusting to 200km/h affected Cape Breton Island. 29
1943 Manitoba had one of its worst blizzards in years. More than 30cm snow fell and in some places snow drifted up to 3m high. 4

March 16
1870 A major snowstorm (the second of a series of 3) hit southern Ontario dumping 45 to 63cms over a region stretching from Hamilton to Markham. 78
1979 A 126 spell of sub-zero temperatures in southern Manitoba, the longest such spell on record here, came to an end. 1
1999 More than 35cms snow hit the Upper Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick. 78

March 17
1987 Cumberland, Nova Scotia was affected by a 3 day long blizzard which produced 61cm snow and drift up to 2m high. 5
1998 A two day spell of snow ended in Calgary leaving 32cm snow on the ground at the airport and 38-45cm elsewhere around the city, the greatest snow depth in the city since records began in 1880 and the worst mid-March storm in 113 years. 19, 77, 78

March 18
1993 The Maritimes were in the grip of a stormy month. Their fifth major storm of the month produced heavy rain, snow and strong winds. Among the highlights were an 18 hour temperature of 25 degrees in northern New Brunswick and a daily record fall of 58.6cm snow in Gander, Newfoundland. 29

March 19
1964 Quebec's greatest one day snowfall. 99.1cm fell at Cape Whittle. 29

March 20
1975 Quebec City's greatest March one day precipitation total on record. 63.5mm precipitation fell, 56.9mm of it rain, the rest probably snow. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 31

March 21
1876 Just over a metre snow falls at Montreal. 77
1913 The area between Windsor and Cobalt in Ontario was affected by winds gusting up to 150km/h. 7 people were killed during the storm which also damaged buildings and uprooted trees. 5
2002 In New Brunsiwck and Nova Scotia the first day of spring dawned rathery wintry after overnight snow dumped more than 20cm snow. Schools were closed and transport disrupted. Moncton was one of the snowiest places with 26cm snow whilst 22cm fell in Fredericton and 19cm in Saint John.

March 22
1998 A spell of snow over southern Ontario from Windsor to the Ottawa Valley that began on the evening of the 20th came to an end. Generally 15-25cm snow fell and in the Niagara Peninsula more than 35cm snow fell. 19

March 23
1972 Halifax's wettest March day on record. 90.2mm precipitation fell at the airport, the vast majority of it as rain. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 36

March 24
1904 A 3 day blizzard on the southern Praries saw 30cm of snow fall and winds reach 100 km/h. 1

March 25
1960 Temperatures reach 19.4C at Vancouver, the warmest March day on record there. Visit this link to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 34

March 26
1963 47mm rain falls at Sudbury, ON, the wettest March day on record here. Click here for more Sudbury weather. 53
2002 An early Spring storm brought snow to much of southern Ontario, and some freezing rain to the St. Catherine's/Hamilton area. Among the storm snowfall totals was 24.5cm in Cornwall, 15cm in Kitchener, 13cm in Peterborough, 12cm in Barrie, 11cm in Windsor, between 7 and 12cm snow fell in Toronto and 8cm in Hamilton.

March 27
1870 A major snowstorm (the third in a series of 3) hit southern Ontario dumping up to 90cms over a region stretching from Hamilton to Markham. 78
1875 Buildings in Nanaimo, BC were destroyed during gales, heavy rain and about 10cm snow. 4
1946 Record high March temperatures were recorded in Winnipeg when highs reached 23.3C. Click here to see what the weather's doing here now. 29

March 28
2000 Winds reaching 106km/h affected Quebec City killing one person and blowing the roof off a large building. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 4

March 29
1946 Ottawa's warmest March day on record. Temperatures rose to 26.7C. Click here to see what the weather's like here now. 29

March 30
1884 Early birds at the Niagara Falls on the 30th will have enjoyed a sight which is no longer possible! During the night low over both the Canadian Falls as well as the Horseshoe Falls stopped when an ice jam formed on Lake Erie blocking the flow of water over the falls. Since 1964 a boom has been put in place to prevent this from ever happening again. Killjoys!
1922 30-40mm freezing rain affected south Ontario from the Windsor area to an area just north of Toronto. 5

March 31
1962 Temperatures at St. John's, Newfoundland reached 18.3C, the warmest recorded March day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 37
2002 Highs in Osoyoos reach 21C, nationally the warmest day in March 2002. 69

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APRIL


April 1
1914 A storm off south-eastern Labrador bewteen March 31st and April 2nd saw 77 sealers freeze to death. At the height of the storm on April 1st 64km/h northwesterly winds with temperatures of -23C were recorded. 2
1962 179.1mm rain falls in 24 hours at Alma, New Brunswick. This storm lasted two days and the total rainfall from the storm was 228.6mm. 77

April 2
1979 -26.3C in Winnipeg, the coldest April night on record here. Visit this link to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 38
1997 An intense winter storm over the Maritimes causes power outages in 4,000 homes on Prince Edward Island. 77

April 3
1974 A tornado in Windsor, Ontario killed 9 people, injured 30 others and caused $1 billion damage. This tornado was just one of many which struck 11 US states and Ontario during an 8 hour period. 1,2
2002 A cold start in Regina, Sask. where overnight lows had dropped to -27.6C, breaking a daily record set in 1899. 69
2003 A late season winter storm hit the southern Praries. Regina, SK was worst affected with 30cms snow falling and virtually shutting the city down. Further east the same storm dumped 20cms snow on Winnipeg, 14cms snow on Portage la Prairie and 12cms Brandon. 65
2003 Chaos in the GTA as 30mm freezing rain and ice pellets hit Toronto in a 35 hour span on the 3rd and 4th April. Most flights at Pearson Airport, Toronto were cancelled as the airport ran out of de-icing fluids. A month's supply was used up in just 24 hours. At least 2 people died as a result of the storm. 65

April 4
1995 In just 4 minutes of mayhem in Barrie, ON 70 vehicles were damaged and 4 people were killed in accidents caused by a sudden snowstorm. 4

April 5
1999 69cm snow and 90km/h winds ravanged St. John's, Newfoundland during a winter storm which affected the whole province. Visit this link to find out what the weather's like there today. 4
2003 Between 0600 GMT on the 4th and 0600 GMT on the 5th heavy snow hit Outlook, SK. with a rain-equivalent of 46mm falling. The average April precipitation here is just 22mm.

April 6
1980 Marble sized hailstones fell in Winnipeg whilst 40mm rain, hail up to 13cm deep and a small tornado were observed at Altona, MB. 29
1981 Winds gusting to 110km/h in southern Saskatchewan. Schools are closed, topsoil is blown away and power lines are downed. A local farme claims that it's the worst storm in 20 years. 77
1997 Winnipeg, MB had one of its worst storms on record when up to 65cms snow fell. 78

April 7
1985 Southern Ontario was affected by winds gusting up to 110km/h. Among the consequences were power failures from Windsor to Belleville, 7 people being stranded in a lift at the Skylon Tower at the Niagara Falls when the lift cables were twisted in the wind and the wind combined with pack ice on the Wellend Canal to block the canal stopping shipping traffic. 4

April 8
1962 76.7mm rain fell at Halifax, the wettest April day on record here. Visit this link to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 36
2001 Temperatures in Toronto reach 25-26C, almost 20 degrees higher than the previous day when the mercury climbed no higher than 6C. Sadly this warmth was a one day only offer and on the 9th temperatures rose no higher than 8C. Click here to see what the weather's like there now.

April 9
1895 A blizzard over Cape Breton Island left 3-4m snowdrifts. 5
2000 Record April snow in Montreal; 37cm falls. The best bit is that the city gets brought to a standstill because snow removal contracts ended on 1 April. 77
2002 Heavy rain on the 8th and 9th (mainly on the 8th) over parts of Ontario knocks out power to 4,000 customers in Muskoka. Among the wettest places were Windsor with 31mm and Hamilton with 22mm rain; here it was the wettest weather since January 31st. Meanwhile, in Wiarton, conditions were much wetter and 41mm rain fell. 65
2003 Some very warm weather affected parts of the Praries. Portage la Prarie in Manitoba was Canada's hotspot with a high of 26C, which is 18 degrees above average for the time of year. In Winnipeg temperatures reached 25C after an overnight low of 2C and here the hot weather affected the ice being used for the World Curling Championships so much that de-humidifiers had to be used. Further west in Saskatchewan, Estevan also hit 25C, 16 degrees above the April norm, just one week after 30cms snow fell! 65

April 10
2000 A snowstorm over Ontario and Quebec dumped 37cm snow in Montreal, setting a new April 24 hour snowfall record here. The old record, set on April 1st in 1993, was 31.2cm. Click here to see what the weather's like in Montreal now. 9
2000 Winds close to 100km/h over Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Near Fredericton, NB cottages were damaged as the winds blew chunks of ice inland. 9

April 11
1968 A tornado hit Watson, SK destroying a car shed amongst other things. 78
1984 A 3 day spell of freezing rain at St. John's, Newfoundland lasted 3 days and ice 15mm thick was observed in some places. Click here to see what the weather here's like at the moment. 1
2002 Temperatures peak at 20.5C in London and 20.7C in Windsor, the warmest weather here since 25th October 2001 when temperatures topped 20C for the last time. Meanwhile Medicine Hat reached 17.5C, the warmest weather here since the first half of November 2001 whilst 17.9C in Saskatoon was their warmest weather since early October 2001.

April 12
1951 Toronto recorded its wettest April day on record when 41.7mm fell at Pearson Airport. Click here to see what the weather's like there now. 30
2000 Winds gusting to nearly 100km/h hit southern Ontario. 78

April 13
1984 A two day long ice storm covered all of south-eastern Newfoundland with 25mm glaze. On the Avalon Peninsula ice 15cm in diameter formed on some overhead wires leaving residents without electricty. 2
2003 Very warm in southern Manitoba with several daily temperature records being set. Gretna was the hotspot reaching 27C whilst Sprague with 26.8C and Winnipeg and Pilot Mound, both with 25.7C, weren't far behind. Daily maximum temperature records were set in all these 4 places. 65

April 14
1966 7.6cm snow falls at Victoria, BC. 77
1980 Winds gusted to 139km/h during a thunderstorm at Kelowna, BC. During the storm temperatures also dropped by 10 degrees in 15 minutes. Click here to see what the weather's doing here at the moment. 29

April 15
1915 Much to the consternation of the owners who'd advertised it as unsinkable but to the considerable delight of movie makers the Titan collided with an iceberg 700km south-east of Newfoundland. 1500 people died in what remains the world's worst iceberg accident. 2
1984 Stormy weather at Terrace, BC capsizes boats, damages powerlines and buildings and fans forest fires as winds gust up to 124 km/h. 77
2002 23.7cm snow falls in 24 hours in Edmonton. 69

April 16
1958 A tornado at Watrous, Saskatchewan destroying a large barn and scattering pigs up to 5km from the barn. 77
1963 43.2mm precipitation fell, most of it as rain, at Dauphin, MB, the wettest April day on record here. Click here for the weather in Dauphin at the moment. 56
2002 Temperatures in an area extending from Windsor and London northeastwards across the Barrie, Hamilton and Toronto areas to Ottawa reached 28-30C, the hottest weather in this area since 9th September 2001. Meanwhile, in Sault Ste Marie it was the hottest day since 11th August 2001. In Toronto temperatures hit 30C, the earliest this has happened in the year since at least 1997. The first 30C day in Toronto usually falls in May, and in 2000 and 2001 fell in the first week of May but didn't occur until 10th June in 1997! The record April high in Toronto is 31.1C, recorded on 25th April 1990. Meanwhile, the high of 31.4C in Petewawa is the highest temperature recorded in Canada in April 2002. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto.

April 17
1967 Blizzards in southern Alberta between the 17th and 20th and again between the 27th and 29th April would produce 175cm snow. 2
1967 A tornado tracking between Hensall and Dublin in Ontario killed one person. 4

April 18
1855 An area between Collingwood and Niagara-on-the-Lake in southern Ontario was affected by tornadoes, one of which lifted a saloon up into the air. 4

April 19
1985 31.4mm rain falls at Regina, SK, the wettest April day on record here. Click on this link to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 39

April 20
1996 Severe thunderstorms produced 2 tornadoes in Ontario. One, near Williamsford, flung a man 150m from his kitchen into a field. 78
2000 94.6mm rain fell in Windsor, Ontario, well above the total average precipitation for the whole month of April (74.9mm). London and Sarnia were also really wet, recording 66.4mm and 51.2mm rain respectively. 9

April 21
1980 Temperatures reached 35.3C in Dauphin, MB, the hottest April day on record here. Click here for current Dauphin weather. 56

April 22
1980 108.9mm rain fell at Gaspe, PQ. 78
1985 Toronto Pearson Airport recorded a high of 30.3C, at the time a new monthly record and incredibly also the warmest day of the year there. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 29
2002 Just a few days after reaching 30C for the first time in 2002, a light dusting of snow falls in Toronto. Who said April isn't fickle! 69

April 23
1980 144.2mm rain fell at Gaspe, PQ, making for a total of 253.1mm rain in 2 days. In the whole of April 1980 a total of 350.7mm fell here. 78
1985 51.8mm rain fell at Pickle Lake, ON, making it the wettest April day on record here. Click here for current weather here. 61
2003 Hot across the Praries with 9 new daily high temperature records set in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Among the hot spots were Drumheller, Brooks and Cold Lake in Alberta with highs of 26.1C, 25.2C and 24.6C respectively. Edmonton, meanwhile, reached 24.1C and in Medicine Hat temperatures reached 25C. In Saskatchewan Meadow Lake reached 24.2C, Hudson Bay peaked at 24.0C whilst Saskatoon reached 23C. La Ronge reached 22.2C and Key Lake reached 19.5C. In Manitoba Brandon reached 25C and it was 24C in Winnipeg - the April average in these cities is 13C. Further north temperatures reached 8.7C in Kugluktuk which was higher than Toronto got on this day!. 65

April 24
1985 High winds and 30cm snow falls on the Avalon peninsula. 77
1986 Temperatures in St. John's, Newfoundland reached 24.1C, the hottest April day on record here. Visit this site to see what the weather's like there now. 37
2002 The night of the 23/34 April saw a late winter snowstorm dump 38cm snow on St. John's, Newfoundland. During the storm snow fell at a rate of up to 10cm/hour at times and 60km/h winds on the morning of the 24th caused the snow to drift and blow around. Click here to see what the weather's like in St. John's right now. 65
2002 13cm snow fell in 24 hours at Gillam, Manitoba. Whilst this doesn't sound like a huge amount of snow, the equivalent rainfall total was 21mm just under the total April average rainfall of 22mm.

April 25
1954 A tornado near Nanaimo, BC destroyed a garage yet left the car inside the garage completely untouched (wierd how tornadoes can do this sort of thing isn't it!!!). 78
1990 Temperatures reached 31.1C at Toronto Pearson Airport, the highest ever April reading here. Visit this site to see what the weather's like there now. 30

April 26
1910 Temperatures reach 35.6C in Medicine Hat, AB, the hottest April day here. Click here for current conditions. 44
2002 In the 18 hours up to around 6am local time 74mm of rain equivalent snow fell at Churchill, Manitoba, more than 3 times the average April precipitation of just 23mm. This may also be the wettest April day on record here; the wettest April day here between 1943 and 1990 was April 28th 1984 when 34.4mm precipitation fell. Click here to see what the weather's like there now.

April 27
1854 A severe snowstorm over south-western Ontario caused some boats to sink on Lakes Michigan and Huron. 29
1993 Snow, freezing rain and ice pellets affected the southern Maritimes. 18cms snow fell on Greenwood, NS and 3 people died in an traffic accident near New Glasgow. 78
2003 40 to 65cms snow fell on the 26th and 27th across southern Alberta.  80cms snow fell at Banaff and 10-15cms snow was reported at Edmonton and Grand Prarie. On the 27th this storm affected Saskatchewan and Manitoba and Yorkton, SK was one of the worst affected places receiving 35cms snow. 65

April 28
1999 Prince Edward Island was affected by a snowstorm and 100km/h winds. The Confederation Bridge recorded a gust of 112km/h. 4
2003 Summery over southern Ontario and Quebec with temperatures up to 26.4C in Toronto, 26.1C in Windsor, 25.1C in Ottowa, 25.5C in Sarnia and 24.3C in London. Montreal reached 23.7C, Sherbrooke reached 24.3C and Maniwaki reached 25.1C. 65

April 29
1967 A 3 day snowstorm starting on the 27th produced Lethbridge, AB's record 24 hour snowfall when 53cms snow fell. 78
1980 Temperatures reached 28.2C in Churchill, MB, the hottest April day on record there. Click here to see what the weather's like here now. 33

April 30
1997 An unseasonable snowstorm produced 12 to 15cm snow over the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The storm was accompanied by winds up to 98km/h, and in St. John's, Newfoundland 21cm snow fell, followed by a spell of freezing rain. 4

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MAY


May 1
1988 A small tornado affects eastern parts of the Greater Vancouver area. 77
2001 On average St. John's, Newfoundland, gets 7.8cm in May, but on this day 13.2cm snow fell in just one day. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 16

May 2
1967 The coldest May night on record in Regina, SK. The low dropped down to -13.3C. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 39

May 3
1998 Winds gusting to 110km/h affected parts of Saskatchewan killing one person near Regina and damaging airplanes at Cessna. 5

May 4
1971 Heavy rain in St.Jean-Vianney, Quebec opened a 600m wide, 30m deep sinkhole which swallowed 35 homes and killed 31. 2

May 5
1986  60.4mm rain in Regina, SK, the wettest May day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's doing here at the moment. Elsewhere in Saskatchewan, a small tornado affected Lampman, SK. 39, 78

May 6
1896 40.6mm precipitation falls at Medicine Hat, Alberta, the greatest May one day precipitation on record here. Click here for the latest weather here. 44
2002 Snow, ice pellets and soft hail plagued the souith coast of BC and at Vancouver airport it was the first time in 30 years that snow was reported on this date.

May 7
1966 Ottawa's coldest May night on record. Lows drop to -5.6C. Click here to see what the weather's doing in Canada's capital now. 32
2002 A spring storm dumped more than 30cms snow over southern Alberta as far north as Red Deer. In Calgary 40cms snow fell and a 63 year old man died of a heart attack while shoveling snow.

May 8
1895 It rained black ants the size of wasps in Winnipeg, MB. 78
1999 A tornado over Hull, Quebec caused $2m damage and tore roofs off buildings. 5

May 9
1971 Temperatures dropped to a low of -2.2 at Terrace, BC, the coldest May night on record here. Click here for current weather there. 58

May 10
1966 Lows drop to -2.8C in Windsor, ON, the coldest May night on record here. Click here for Windsor weather at the moment. 41

May 11
1963 Freezing temperatures and 10-12cm snow affected Halifax, NS. Click here for the latest weather conditions here. 5

May 12
1991 A storm over eastern Quebec saw winds gusting to 106km/h as well as flash flooding on the Gaspe Peninsula and in the lower St. Lawrence. 29
2000 A two minute long downburts at Niagara on the Lake produces hail, 140 km/h winds and 40-50mm rain and disrupts a performance at the Shaw Festival (and presumably everything else in the vicinity!!!). 77

May 13
1986 One of southern Alberta's worst spring storms produced blizzards and 80km/h winds. 1

May 14
1986 A blizzard with 80km/h winds produced knee deep snow over south-central Alberta. It was one of the province's worst spring snowstorms. 29
2001 98.7mm rain fell over Hailfax, NS as a storm lingered over the Maritimes. This was the wettest May day on record in Halifax, where records started way back in 1871. The same storm dumped 98.2mm rain on Moncton, NB. 24

May 15
1884 A tornado half a kilometre wide destroyed barns, fences and stables at Elora, ON. and damaged a church and cemetery in Goldstone, ON. 29

May 16
1985 Temperatures reached 27.6C at Tofino, BC, the hottest May day on record there. Click here for the latest weather at Tofino. 59
2002 The average May maximum temperature in Big Trout Lake, Ontario is 9C but on this day snowy weather conditions prevented temperatures from climbing any higher than -1.8C.

May 17
1998 83.1mm rain fell in 24 hours at St. John's, Newfoundland, the heaviest 24 hour May rainfall here since 1916. 20

May 18
1950 The Red River in Winnipeg crests at 9.2m above its normal level causing 100,000 people to be evacuated from their homes and damaging 5,000 homes and buildings. 77
1962 Ottawa's hottest May day on record. Temperatures reached 32.8C. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 32
1999 Three tornadoes touch down close to the western limits of Saskatoon. 77

May 19
1860 Homes, fences and trees were demolished by a 500m wide tornado near Aurora, ON. Hailstones up to 8cm in diameter also fell. 29

May 20
1995 11.4cm snow fell in 10 hours at Calgary, more than the total average snowfall for the whole month of May. Click here to see what the weather's like in Calgary right now. 29

May 21
1930 Temperatures just under freezing and more than 10cm of snow affected south-eastern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia. In Truro, Nova Scotia it was among the latest incindences of snow in the season here. 4
1953 5 were killed and 41 injured when a series of tornadoes affected south-western Ontario. 29
2002 62mm rainfall equivalent snow falls in 18 hours in Churchill, Manitoba. This is nearly twice the monthly average rainfall of 34mm. Here it was the wettest day since 25 April 2002 when 60-65mm precipitation fell. However, no day in the whole of 2001 was as wet as these two days this year! For the record 10 August was the wettest day of 2001 with around 40mm falling, followed by 35mm the next day.

May 22
1980 Winnipeg's warmest May day on record. Temperatures reached 37.0C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 38
2002 Southern Alberta had a late does of winter; widespread snow was reported, including in the Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat areas. Areas north and west of Lethbridge were the worst affected by the snow with up to 45cm snow falling whilst in Lethbridge itself 15-20cm snow fell and winds gusted to 85km/h. Some of this snow also affected Saskatchewan where just short of 10cm snow fell in Moose Jaw and 5-8cm snow fell at Swift Current. Needless to say maximum temperatures in southern Alberta were also really low; just 5C in Medicine Hat, 2C in Calgary and 0C in Lethbridge. The days before (the 20th and 21st) in Medicine Hat, however, were the hottest days so far this year there - maximum temperatures on the 20th and 21st were around 28C. 65

May 23
1977 Temperatures in Chatham, NB reached 35.3C, a record high here. It was also the highest temperature measured anywhere in Canada in May 1977. 4
2001 Light snow fell on parts of northern Ontario and eastern Manitoba. 16

May 24
1953 Prince Edward Island was affected 90km/h winds which damaged lobster trap and fishing equipment. 4

May 25
1896 A thunderstorm in Guelph-Elora, Ontario flooded streets and nearly every cellar. 5

May 26
1965 Highs reach 32.2C in Killaloe, the highest temperature recorded in Canada in May 1965. Meanwhile, golf ball size hail falls at Montreal/Dorval. 72
1972 Temperatures reach 33.3C at Moossonee, ON, the warmest May day on record here. The hottest day on record here is 31st July 1975 when highs reached 37.8C. Click here for current conditions here. 52

May 27
1948 38.1mm rain fell at Victoria, BC, the wettest May day on record here. Visit this site to see what the weather's like there right now. 35

May 28
1983 Victoria's hottest May day on record; temperatures reached 31.5C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 35

May 29
1914 Shallow fog in the St. Lawrence River Valley 300km seaward from Quebec City caused 2 ships to collide killing 1,024 people. 2
1983 Temperatures reached 33.4C in Port Hardy, BC, the hottest day on record here. Click here for current weather in Port Hardy. 55
1986 Hail up to 8cm in diameter fell on Montreal causing $65 million damage. Visit this link to see what the weather in Montreal's doing at the moment. 1

May 30
1961 Canada had one of it's most intense rainstorms on record; 250mm rain fell in under one hour at Buffalo Gap, SK. 29
1985 Golf ball size hail in the Windsor and Leamington areas of Ontario causing $30-40 million damage. Visit this link to see what the weather is like in Windsor at the moment. 1

May 31
1985 A tornado in Barrie, Ontario killed 8 people, injured another 155 and caused $100 million damage. This tornado also had a 200km long track, the longest on record in Canada. Tornadoes were also reported in Grand Valley, Orangeville and Tottenham in central Ontario killing a further 3 people. 13 tornadoes were reported over Ontario on this day. 1,2,28
2002 Two weak tornadoes touched down at North Bay, Ontario. 65

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JUNE


June 1
1986 Three tornadoes touched down in Saskatoon. Roofs and windows in the area were damaged by high winds and hailstones. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 29

June 2
1829 A tornado hit Guelph, ON destroying buildings and leaving the town inactive for the next 3 years. 78
1970 Temperatures reached 30.6C in Vancouver, the warmest June day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 34

June 3
1970 Edmonton (Municpal Airport) records a high of 34.4C, the record maximum temperature here. Go here to see current conditions in Edmonton. 1
1990 Severe thunderstorms over southern Ontario blew down trees and set a record peak gust of 107km/h at Pearson Airport, Toronto. 29
1996 Almost 175mm rain fell at Halkirk, AB during an hour long storm which destroyed crops, flooded raods and ditches and left the landscape pock-marked bvy gullies. 25

June 4
1976 A storm lasting an hour and a half affecting an area between Swift Current and Lanigan in Saskatchewan produces hail, heavy rain and winds touching 160km/h. Almost every signpost in the area was broken during the storm. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Swift Current. 4

June 5
1979 Heavy rain and hail in Montreal caused lots of damage. Visit this site to see what the weather's doing in Montreal right now. 1

June 6
1816 Between June 6th and 10th Quebec City was snow covered. In some places snow was up to 30cm deep. Click here for current conditions in Quebec City. 1
1888 A tornado affected an area between Montreal and Cornwall, Ontario killing 3 and destroying 500 farms, barns and outbuildings. 4
1959 A tornado destrpyed a garage in La Salle, MB, yet the car inside the garage wasn't damaged. The tornado could be seen 15km away in Winnipeg. 27

June 7
1885 Houses and orchards at Parkhill, ON and St. Thomas, ON were damaged when a tornado touched down and hail up to 10cm in diameter fell. 29

June 8
1999 White Rock, British Columbia was affected by a storm which produced jelly bean sized hail and a dumping of 68.4mm rain in less than 6 hours. 4

June 9
1980 Ottawa's coldest June night on record. Temperatures dropped just under freezing to -0.1C. Click here to see what the weather's like there now. 32

June 10
1880 A 200m wide tornado touches down at Listowel, Ontario lifting a man up into the air. He grabs on to a bridge to save himself. 77
1967 87mm rain falls in just one hour at Fergus, Ontario. 77
1975 Halifax's coldest June night on record. Temperatures at the airport dropped down to 0.6C. Click here to see what the weather's like there now. 36
1990 The remnants of Tropical Storm Boris brought 54mm rain in 3 days to central British Columbia and double this amount in the Peace River area of British Columbia and Alberta, killing 9 people. 78

June 11
1939 A tornado touching down at St John, Quebec topples trees and rips of roofs. 77
2000 More than 82mm rain fell in London, Ontario flooding more than 280 homes, some of them with sewage as sewers couldn't cope with the rain. The average June rainfall here is 81.9mm. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 8
2002 Between 9 and 11 June up to 400mm rain fell in the Rainy River and Kenora areas of Ontario causing flooding. Streets and homes were turned into lakes and islands. 65

June 12
1878 Egg sized hailstones fell at Lachute, Quebec delaying trains. 29
2002 In the twelve hours ending 1200gmt (about 0800 am local time!) thunderstorms deposited 74mm rain on Peterborough, Ontario causing serious flooding and mudslides. On the 11th and 12th June a total of 200mm rain ended up falling on Peterborough. On average 70mm falls in the whole of June here, and this is wettest weather Peterborough's had since at least late October 1999 (when the rain that fell then probably wasn't as heavy but simply lasted longer!). Bancroft, Ontario also had problems with flooding. Meanwhile, thunderstorms led to some very wet weather in Ottawa too - here around 60mm rain fell causing their wettest weather since at least the summer of 2001.65

June 13
1979 Temperatures reached 37.3C in Dauphin, MB, the hottest June day on record here. The hottest day on record here, however, is 22nd May 1980 when the mercury peaked at 39.2C. Click here for the latest Dauphin weather. 56

June 14
1892 6 people die and a further 26 are injured when a tornado touches down at St Rose, Quebec. 77
1969 Mayo, Yukon records the highest temperature on record in Yukon reaching a high of 36.1C. On the same day Whitehorse, Yukon records it's record maximum reaching 34.4C. Click here for current conditions in Whitehorse. 1
1982 A tornado in St.Rose, Montreal kills 6 and injures another 26 as hundreds of homes and barns are flattened. 1, 3
2001 Severe afternoon thunderstorms over Bonavista, Newfoundland. Cars and other property are damaged by hail 30-40mm in diameter. 76

June 15
1887 160.3mm rain falls at Regina, the wettest day ever recorded here. Click on this link to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 39
2001 Fillmore, SK was hit by a storm which generated winds up to 100km/h and as much as 50mm rain fell in just a quarter of an hour. 26

June 16
1863 An 18 hour long snowstorm accompanied by north-easterly gales plagued St. John's, Newfoundland. Snowdrifts more than 2 metres high blocked streets by the morning of the 17th. Click here to see what the weather's doing in St. John's right now. 4
2001 A girl was killed by a lightning bolt near Wakefield, Ontario. The bolt struck after the storm had passed. The same storm injured 11 people at a soccer match in Montreal. On average 6-12 people are killed per year by lightning in Canada, and an estimated 8 million lightning bolts hit the country every year. 24

June 17
1946 A tornado tracking from near Detroit, Michigan, USA via Windsor to Tecumseh, Ontario kills 17 and injures hundreds more. 400 homes in Windsor were damaged or destroyed. This is Canada's third worst killer tornado. 1,2,28
2002 24mm rain fell in the 12 hours to 12 GMT on the 17th in Fort St. John, BC. This a little more than a third of the average June rainfall of 63mm here. It was also the wettest day here since April 14th 2002 when 24mm also fell, but before that you'd have to go back to July 16th and 17th 2001 to find similarly wet days here. Interestingly, before the rain came there was a stark change in temperature; highs peaked at 28C on the 15th, the hottest day here since August 16th 2001, but Sunday was much cooler at 14th. And then came the rain!

June 18
1927 A tornado picked up a house in Elfros, SK killing one person. The tornado cut an 11km path of damage. 78
1973 A storm over eastern Nova Scotia produced around 10cm snow over the higher ground west of Sydney. High winds caused some damage as well, the worst of which was over Cape Breton Island. 5
1995 Temperatures reach 39C in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the hottest June day recorded here. 77
2002 The average June rainfall in Fort Nelson, British Columbia is 64.3mm, but in just 6 hours in the late afternoon and evening 22mm rain fell as a depression moved over the region. The 6 and 7 June 2002 were just as wet, but then you'd have to go back to 26 September 2001 to find a day as wet here.

June 19
1989 8 tornadoes touched down over central Saskatchewan. Winds gusted up to 130km/h and hail shredded crops at Blaine Lake. 29
2001 Alma in the Lac St Jean, Quebec was struck by a weak tornado which lasted about half a minute and destroyed two houses, a barn and a garage as well as uprooting trees and damaging roofs. A second funnel cloud affected the same region just 3 weeks later. 24

June 20
1874 Seven people were killed in an eight hour long thunderstorm in Manitoba. 78
1959 A north-easterly gale off Esuminac, NB which suddenly sprung up sank 22 boats killing more than 30 fishermen in what is the Gulf of St.Lawrence fishing fleets worst disaster. 2
1995 Thunderstorms rumbled for 7 hours over Mantioba producing 90 km/h winds which blew trees and power lines over. The storm even produced a weak tornado. 4

June 21
1984 69.8mm rain falls in Winnipeg, the wettest June day on record there. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 38
2002 Two people are injured by lightning during a thunderstorm in Toronto. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 65

June 22
1922 A multiple tornado outbreak over southern Manitoba killed 5 and injured more. Portage La Prarie was one of the places affected. 1,2

June 23
1941 Temperatures reached 38.3C at Lethbridge, AB, the hottest June day on record here and just short of the hottest day on record here, 39.4C recorded on July 10th 1973. Click here for current conditions in Lethbridge. 43
2001 An evening thunderstorm over Maugerville, New Brunswick causes localized damage as hail ranging from pea to golf ball size falls and winds gusts to more than 80km/h. 76
2002 A weak tornado touched down at Fallowfield, Ontario. 65

June 24
1992 Tornadoes, large hail and torrential downpours affected southern Manitoba. Tennis ball sized hail fell near Morden and winds gusting to 154km/h were recorded at Pilot Mound. There were also five confirmed tornado touchdowns and numerous funnel clouds. The region had been affected by severe weather the day before too. 27
2001 Humidex values of 46C affected Winnipeg, MB producing sauna like conditions. 78

June 25
1988 Temperatures reach 40.2C in Windsor, ON, the hottest day ever recorded here. At 38.2C it was also the hottest day on record in London, ON. 41, 42
2000 46.4mm rain fell in Ottawa flooding basements and stranding motorists. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 8
2001 Temperatures reach 38.9C in Lethbridge, Alberta, the hottest June day on record here. The old record - 38.3C - was set on 23rd June 1943. Click here for current conditions in Lethbridge.

June 26
1930 Lightning striking a drillship in the St.Lawrence River ignite dynamite on board. The ensuing explosion killed 30 and injured 11. 2
1999 It was very hot in Newfoundland and Labrador. Goose Bay was the hot spot, both provincially and nationally, reaching 35C. 5
2002 A squall line crossing southwestern Ontario produced gusts up to 100km/h in London, a funnel cloud in West Garafaxa, 49mm rain in just 2 hours in Bancroft and 17mm rain in just 20 minutes in Guelph. 68

June 27
1901 The hottest day of the year in Toronto. Temperatures reached 36.2C. By way of comparison August 8th was the hottest day of the year here in 2001 and temperatures then reached around 38C. Meanwhile, Toronto's hottest day on record is 38.3C recorded on 25th August 1948. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 66
2001 More than 125mm fell in just 6 hours in Neepawa, MB forcing the evacuation of 35 people during a flash flood emergency. 24
2002 The squall line that crossed southwestern Ontario on the 26th affected south central and eastern Ontario on the 27th. In the Ottawa area there were reports of funnel clouds, hail and rainfall rates close to 50mm/h. In Burlington winds gusted to 85km/h, pea sized hail fell in Nepean, in Fallowfield funnel clouds were seen, in Ottawa 48mm rain fell in just 67 minutes whilst in Cornwall dime sized hail fell, as well as 75mm rain in 2 hours. Meanwhile marble sized hail fell in Thorold. 68

June 28
1965 In an otherwise dry month thunderstorms deposit more than 75mm rain in just a few hours in parts of the Toronto metropolitan area. 72
1988 33.6mm rain falls at Yellowknife, NT, the wettest June day on record here. Click here for current Yellowknife weather. 50

June 29
1897 A tornado in London, Ontario destroyed barns and orchards. Click here to see how the weather's getting on here today. 4
1963 111.8cms snow fell in 24 hours at Livingstone Ranger Station in Alberta. Until January 1974 this was Canada's biggest 24 hour snowfall. 1, 78

June 30
1792 The first recorded tornado in Canadian history affected the Niagara peninsula between Fonthill and Fort Robinson. 3
1912 A late afternoon tornado in Regina, SK became Canada's deadliest tornado when during 3 minutes of mayhem 40 people were killed, another 300 were injured and 500 buildings were destroyed leaving a quarter of the population homeless. The city didn't finish paying for the damage from this tornado until 1958. Click here to see what the weather's up to in Regina right now. 2
2001 Severe afternoon thunderstorms over Fredericton, New Brunswick produce microbursts which damage and fell trees. A gust of 96 km/h is measured at the airport whilst damage suggests gusts may have topped 120km/h. On the same day storms affected the O'Leary and Wellington area of western Prince Edward Island dumping 30mm rain in a very short time causing some localized flooding. 76
2002 66mm rain fell in the 18 hours up to mid-morning in Argentia, Newfoundland. The average June rainfall here is 61.2mm. This was also the wettest weather here since 4th May 2002 when 60-70mm rain fell.

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JULY


July 1
1903 A thunderstorm affecting Moose Jaw, SK deposited fish on the town. 78
1911 Temperatures close to 40C were recorded during a heatwave in Ontario and Quebec. In Montreal at least 183 died as a result of this heatwave. 5
1962 A small tornado is observed near Vancouver. The weather office here opened in 1929 and at that time this was the third tornado they'd seen here. 77
2001 Northern and central Ontario and parts of Quebec started July with some snow! In Kapuskasing, Ontario 3cm snow fell and it snowed for 3 hours in Timmins, ON. 24, 78

July 2
1991 Prince George, BC was affected by a severe thunderstorm which dumped 15.4mm rain in 25 minutes on the airport. Downtown hail fell, there was flooding and at Clucluz Lake a tornado uprooted trees. Click here to find out what the weather's like in Prince George right now. 29
2002 Severe thunderstorms affected Quebec's Eastern Townships region causing heavy flooding in many towns. Among the worst affected places was Sherbrooke where 20mm rain fell in about an hour whilst in Bromptonville some streets flooded up to a metre deep. It was the wettest weather in Sherbrooke since August 31st in 2001 when close to 50mm rain fell.

July 3
2000 Vanguard, SK recorded 375mm rain in just 8 hours. Normally conditions are pretty dry here but this storm turned out to be the greatest 8 hour storm ever recorded in the Prairies. 5

July 4
1998 Calgary had its heaviest one day July rainfall since 1966 when 43mm rain fell in just 6 hours. Records began here in 1909. 6, 77
1999 On the 3rd and 4th 65cm snow fell at Saskatchewan Crossing, high in the mountains between Lake Louise and Jasper. 4
2001 Quebec and southeastern Ontario had some severe weather. There was heavy rain, strong winds and 2cm hail. Tornadoes touched down in Ayr, Argyle, Campbellville and Fenelon Falls (all in Ontario). 17

July 5
1936 Canada's deadliest heatwave, which would last until July 17th, began. Temperatures of more than 44C in Manitoba and Ontario would kill 1180 people. Around one-third of these deaths were caused by people drowning tyring to escape the heat. 2
1937 Canada's hottest day on record! Midale and Yellowgrass in southern Saskatchewan both recorded highs of 45.0C. In Regina the mercury hit 43.3C, the highest temperature ever recorded here. 2
1998 A storm over Calgary saw heavy rain and golf ball sized hailstones cause some heavy flooding. As much as 50mm rain fell in just one hour over the north-western suburbs of the city and hail several centimetres deep covered the ground. 6

July 6
1921 Temiscamingue, Quebec record's a high of 40.0C, Quebec's hottest day on record. 1
1975 A hailstone weighing 249g fell during  a 13 minute long hailstorm at Wetaskiwin, AB. This is one of Canada's heaviest recorded hailstones and it weighed about the same as an empty bottle of beer. 29
1985 A tornado in Mississauga, ON injured 10 and caused $400,000 damage. 29

July 7
1949 St. John's registers Newfoundland's hottest day on record as the mercury peaks at 30.6C. 1
1967 63.5mm rain falls in 5 hours in Winnipeg. 74
1999 A tornado left 4,000 without power and 200 in need of temporary shelter in Bertheirville, Yamaska and Drummondville (all in Quebec). 23
2002 104mm rain fell in the 2 days up to the morning of the 7th in St. Antony, Newfoundland. The average July rainfall here is 76mm.

July 8
1988 Temperatures at Niagara Falls reach 37C, the hottest July day on record here. The hottest day on record here, however, is 38.3C on 26th August 1948. 54

July 9
1936 Temperatures reached 40.6C in Toronto, ON. 78
1964 The mercury in Yellowknife, NT peaks at 32.2C, the hottest day on record here. 1

July 10
1901 Hailstones measuring 8cm and weighing 140g fell on Edmonton, Alberta damaging rooves and breaking lights. 1
1973 Temperatures reach 39.4C in Lethbridge, Alberta, the hottest day on record there. Click here for current conditions in Lethbridge. 43

July 11
1936 Atikokan, Ontario records a high of 42.2C during Canada's deadliest ever heatwave. This is the joint highest temperature on record in Ontario. On the same day temperatures in Winnipeg also reached 42.2C, the highest recorded temperature here since records began in the 1870's. In Manitoba, temperatures reached 44.4C at St. Albans. 1, 29, 78
1998 More than 85mm fell at Halifax, NS causing widespread flooding. 6

July 12
1926 Tornadoes are rare in British Columbia but nevertheless they do occur from time to time. On this day in 1926 a tornado at Lac La Hache destroyed farm buildings and felled trees. 4
1936 For the second day in a row Atikokan, Ontario records a high of 42.2C, the joint highest temperature ever recorded in Ontario. 1
1952 Temperatures in Prince Rupert, BC topped 30C for only the second time on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 5

July 13
1936 Fort Francis, Ontario records a high of 42.2C, Ontario's joint highest temperature on record. 1
2000 Canada's hottest day of the year as temperatures reach 37.9C in Onefour, AB. 7

July 14
1901 The hottest day of the year in Winnipeg as highs reach 33.8C. By way of comparison the hottest day of the year in 2001 saw temperatures here peak at around 33C on August 4th whilst the record high here is 40.6C recorded on 7th August 1949. Click here to find out how the weather in Winnipeg is getting on today. 66
1953 Golf ball sized hail in central Alberta kills thousands of birds. 1
1993 Windsor, Ontario has the dubious pleasure of recording a Humidex of mor than 50C, the highest recorded in Canada up to that then.  77
2000 A tornado in Pine Lake, AB kills 12 and injures 140. This tornado was North America's deadliest of 2000 but Canada's first killer tornado since 1987. 3, 5
2001 Golf ball sized hail and 41mm rain fell during an hour long storm over Regina. Gusts reached 107km/h and underpasses, roads and basements were flooded. Click here to see what the weather's doing here at the moment. 24

July 15
1999 Calgary suffered snow flurries, winds gusting to 54 km/h and the daytime high reached 2.7C. 4

July 16
1941 In British Columbia the mercury hits 44.4C in Lytton, Lillooet and Chinook Cove, BC which is the hottest day on record in British Columbia and the second hottest day on record in Canada. It's also the hottest day on record in Victoria, BC; temperatures peaked at 36.1C here. Click here to see what the weather's like in Victoria right now. 1, 35
2001 Southern Manitoba was hit by a once in 25 year storm which washed out roads, damaged crops and produced flash floods and dumped 60-70mm rain on northern Winnipeg. 24

July 17
2000 An F2 tornado in Guelph, ON caused around $2m damage and destroyed roofs, trees and fences. The same storm then produced a second tornado in Waterdown, ON. 5, 7

July 18
1941 Fort MacLoed, AB records a high of 43.3C which turns out to be the highest temperature in Alberta. On the same day North-western Territories records their hottest day on record as the mercury rises to 39.4C in Fort Smith. 1
1996 Flooding in Saguenay kills 10 people and causes $1 billion damage. 2

July 19
1949 The small village of Cheneville , Quebec was devastated by a tornado which lasted about 3 minutes. 29
1998 Sault Ste Marie, ON was affected by a severe thunderstorm. Trees were uprooted, marble sized hail fell, winds gusted to 102km/h and 25-30mm rain fell. Click here to see what the weather here's like at the moment. 4

July 20
1989 Up to 160mm rain fell over southwestern Ontario causing heavy flooding and sweeping cottages into Lake Erie. 29

July 21
1922 A tornado affecting Crystal Springs, SK lifted a house and dropped it a field a little way away. 4
1965 30.5mm rain falls in just 30 minutes in Calgary. 73
1997 Hailstorm in Okanagan is the worst storm in memory here. Winds reach 100km/h and $100 million damage is caused. 2

July 22
1998 More than 90mm fell in just one hour in London, ON causing localized flooding. 6
2001 Temperatures at Fort Good Hope, NT reached 34.6C, well above the normal daily maximum of 22.6C and only 0.4C short of the daily record maximum temperature recorded in 1998. 17

July 23
1971 A hailstorm on the western Prairies cut a swathe of damage more than 500km at times and caused $20 million damage. 1
2002 Intense rainstorms over central New Brunswick dump 43mm rain on the Gagetown area, where sewers were backed up and basements flooded, and as much as 52mm rain in just 2 hours on the Fredericton area. 65

July 24
1996 Orange sized hail affected Calgary and Winnipeg causing close to $300 million in property damage. In Winnipeg at least a third of the cars damaged by the hail had to be written off. 2

July 25
1933 Temperatures in Calgary reached 36.1C, the hottest day ever recorded here. Visit this link for current conditions in Calgary. 40

July 26
1995 A tornado in Fredericton, NB took the roof off a government building and damaged a tennis court dome. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 29
1999 Between the 26th and 28th temperatures in British Columbia exceeded 40C in some places. 4

July 27
1962 Temperatures reach 38.9C in Lytton, British Columbia, the highest temperature recorded in Canada in July 1962. 70
1979 50-75mm rain fell in less than one hour in Calgary. Hail fell to a depth of 25cm in some parts. 29
1998 Canada's hottest day of the year as Lytton, BC registers a high of 41.5C. 6

July 28
1986 A 15 minute long hailstorm in Calgary causes $100 million damage. 1
1998 Temperatures in Vancouver reached 32C, at the time for only the second time on record. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. Meanwhile, further inland in Osoyoos, BC temperatures reach 42.8C. 6
2001 101.4mm rain fell at Edmonton Airport during a storm which flooded basements and roads in the Leduc area. The storm lasted about 15 hours and didn't stop until the 29th. 24
2002 Severe thunderstorms over northern Ontario produced a tornado over Halfway Lake Provincial Park (70km north of Sudbury) where 800 people were camping at the time and up to 150mm rain falls in just 3 hours at Stratford and Travistock in Ontario. 65

July 29
1916 A lightning strike induced forest fire in Ontario burned the towns of Cochrane and Matheson down, killing 233 people. 2
1949 A hailstorm in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia causing $2 million damage in just 15 minutes. In Penticton hailstones as large as eggs and weighing 85g fell. 1,4

July 30
1978 A tornado touches down near Yellowknife toppling a tower and destroying a transmission tower at Rae-Edzo. It's the third tornado in 16 years here. 77
1995 Oxbow, SK was affected by a plough wind which lasted for around 10 minutes damaging homes and trees. 29

July 31
1987 27 people were killed when Canada's second worst tornado affected Edmonton and parts of Strathcona County. The tornado track was 40km long and up to 1km wide. Softball size hail and 40-50mm rain fell, causing flooding in parts of the city. 27 people perished and a further 253 were injured. 1,2,25
2000 Muskoka, Ontario received more than 150mm rain during a 5 hour storm. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 5
2002 During the night of the 30th/31st 14cm snow fell at Jaspar. Banaff also had some snow from the same weather system.

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AUGUST


Aug 1
1965 Temperatures reach 41.1C in Lytton, BC, the highest temperature recorded across Canad in the whole of August 1965. 73
1969 Severe hailstorm at Montreal, including hailstones between 1.25 and 1.8cm in diameter. 77
1975 Montreal records it's hottest day on record as temperatures reach 37.6C. 1
1990 Prince Edward Island and eastern Nova Scotia was affected by Hurricane Bertha and her 120km/h winds. More than 130mm rain fell in some places. 29
2000 Egg sized hailstones and a tornado affected Viking, AB. 5

Aug 2
1979 A storm over Montreal's West Island produced gusts up to 100km/h, damaged cars, houses, overturned boats on a lake and cut power to thousands of homes. Visit this site to see Montreal's weather right now. 4
2002 Severe thundersstorms over eastern Ontario produced heavy downpours, hail and possibly even tornadoes to the region. Winds gusted to 100 km/h and one man was killed in the Kaladar area when strong winds blew a tree down onto his tent. Residents of Peterborough and Hastings lost power during the storm and dozens of trees were blown down in the Cloyne area. A micrburst at Cloyne killed one person and injured another.

Aug 3
1914 Calgary's hottest August day on record. Temperatures peaked at 35.6C. Click here for current weather in Calgary. 40
2001 A severe afternoon thunderstorm over Post Hillford, Nova Scotia. Gusts of approximately 100km/h caused some damage, including some felled trees. 76

Aug 4
1921 It rained frogs in Calgary, AB. 78
1969 A hailstorm in Edmonton causes $17 million damage. 1
1994 A tornado at Aylmer, Quebec near Ottawa injured 15 people. The tornado path was 8km long and up to 2300m wide. 29
1999 A weak to moderate tornado affected Burlington, Ontario, picking up a mobile home, destroying it and scattering possesions up to 2km away. 4

Aug 5
1981 Ottawa's wettest August day on record. 66.7mm rain fell. September 9th 1942 is the wettest day on record there though. 80mm rain fell that day. Click here to see what the weather's like in Ottawa now. 32

Aug 6
1879 A tornado in Buctouche, New Brunswick kills 7 and leaves another 10 injured. The tornado track length was 14km long and this is the farthest east in North America that a tornado this violent has been reported. 1, 28
2000 What about this for a horrible coincidence; the campsite at Pine Lake, AB which was affected by a killer tornado on 14th July 2000 had another tornado just as people were gathering for a memorial service for those who died just a few weeks earlier.  At this link you can see a satellite image of the storm. 5
2002 Showers and thunderstorms affected Atlantic Canada; in Sydney, NS 52mm fell in 24 hours whilst 32mm fell in the same time in Greenwood, NS and 30mm in Halifax. Meanwhile St. Anthony was much wetter with 69mm. Some of these totals were daily records. Meanwhile, in Moncton, New Brunswick 55mm rain fell in the 24 hours up to 1200 GMT on the 7th (the early morning local time); on average 82mm rain falls in the whole of August here. These storms also caused power outages in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and were caused by a stationary low over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At this link you can see a satellite image of the storms. 65

Aug 7
1844 A tornado at Galt, Ontario destroyed barns and fences, uprooted trees and killed one person, Canada's earliest recorded tornado death. 4
1949 The hottest day on record in Winnipeg; temperatures peak at 40.6C. Click hereto find out how the weather in Winnipeg is getting on today. 38
1979 A tornado killed 3 and injured 150 in Woodstock, ON. 5
1983 Thunder Bay, Ontario's hottest day on record. Highs reach 40.3C. 77

Aug 8
2001 The second warmest day on record at Pearson Airport, Toronto where temperatures climbed to 37.9C. Click here to see what the weather's doing there right now. 24

Aug 9
1960 In Vancouver the mercury hits 33.3C, the hottest day on record here. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Vancouver. 1

Aug 10
1967 The wettest August day on record in Prince Rupert, BC when 87.6mm rain falls. Click here for current Prince Rupert conditions. 47
1973 A funnel cloud was sighted on Upper Garry Lake, NT, the most northerly funnel cloud on record in Canada. 78

Aug 11
1914 Northwest River in Labrador records a high of 41.7C, Labrador's hottest day on record. 1
1972 Severe thunderstorms over south-eastern Saskatchewan produced high winds and hail larger than golf balls. In fact, weighing 290g and measuring 10cm in diameter Canada's largest recorded hailstone fell from one of these storms near Cedoux. 26

Aug 12
1944 Charlottetown Airport, PEI records a high of 34.4C, the hottest day on record here. 1
2001 The hottest day of 2001 in Canada as temperatures in Osoyoos, BC reach 41.7C. This also equalled the August provincial high. Click here to see what the weather's up to here right now. 24

Aug 13
1988 Temperatures reach 33.9C in Kingston, ON, the hottest August day on record here. It wasn't too far off being the hottest day on record either being just short of the record, 34.3C recorded on 15th July 1983. Click here for current Kingston conditions. 46

Aug 14
1977 The hottest day on record in Prince Rupert, BC. Temperatures reached 28.7C. Click here for current Prince Rupert weather. 47
1989 Three tornadoes touch down in New Brunswick. One of the tornadoes affects Carlisle where trees are uprooted and a barn is destroyed, but amazingly 22 out of 24 glass storm windows stored inside are left undamaged. 77
1995 Hot and humid weather over southern Ontario spawned severe thunderstorms, one of which produced a tornado south of Barrie. 29

Aug 15
1901 The hottest day of the year in Victoria, BC as temperatures peak at 26.2C. By way of comparison the hottest day of the year in the late 1990's as well as 2000 and 20001 was around 32C whilst the hottest day on record here is 16th July 1941 when highs reached 36.1C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 66
1971 Hurricane Beth, one of the worst hurricanes ever to affect Canada dumps 296mm rain on Halifax, NS on the 15th and 16th August. 1
2002 Very hot in New Brunswick; highs reached 34.9C in Bas Caraquet, 34.6C in Miramichi, 33.3C in St. Leonard and 35.0C in Fredericton. Several daily temperature records were set and the heat triggered localized storms, including one over Dalhousie which felled a tree on top of a car whilst Plaster Rock saw hail and lightning and Miramichi strong winds and hail. 65

Aug 16
1888 A tornado in St. Zotique-Valleyfield, Quebec kills 9 and injures another 14. 1

Aug 17
1999 A twister touched down in Domain, southern Manitoba damaging rooftops and downing trees. Meanwhile the same storm system produced hail the size of quarters in Winnipeg whilst hail 5cm wide affected Sanford and Starbuck. 65

Aug 18
1935 New Brunswick records its joint hottest day on record when temperatures reach 39.4C in both Nepisguit Falls and Woodstock. 1

Aug 19
1935 Both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island record their hottest days on record. Temperatures peak at 38.3C in Collegeville, NS and 36.7C at an Agriculture Canada station in Charlottetown. Meanwhile, in New Brunswick the mercury hits 39.4C in Rexton, making it New Brunswick's joint hottest day on record. 1
1960 Mould Bay, Northwest Territories record their wettest day on record up to that point when 47.8cm rain falls. 77
1968 A severe hailstorm at Lambeth, Ontario leaves hail up to 17.5cm deep in some places. 1

Aug 20
1970 A tornado at Sudbury, Ontario kills 6 and injures another 200. Click here to find out what the weather is like in Sudbury at the moment. 1

Aug 21
1962 Temperatures reach 36.7C in Estevan, Saskatchewan, the highest temperature recorded in Canada in August 1962. 70
1992 It snowed in central and southern Alberta. In some places in snowed until the 23rd and snow was 60cm deep in places. It was also Edmonton's earliest snowfall since records began in 1884. 29
2001 A hail storm affecting parts of Winnipeg and southern Manitoba produced nickel to hardball sized hailstones and caused over $20 million (estimated) damage to vehicles alone. 24

Aug 22
1892 Prince Edward Island's worst gale in 20 years produced winds between 60 and 100km/h. 4
1968 A violent thunderstorm at St Paul, Alberta dumps hail up to 15cm on roads here. 77
1976 Newfoundland records its hottest day on record when temperatures peak at 36.7C in Botwood. It's the hottest day on record in St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia too as temperatures reach 34.4C in both these cities. 1

Aug 23
1903 Saskatoon's coldest August night on record. Lows dropped to -2.8C. Click here for the current weather there. 48

Aug 24
1927 A hurricane moving across Atlantic Canada on the 24th and 25th flooded basements, washed out roads and sank boats. In Newfoundland 56 people died at sea. 2

Aug 25
1873 The Great Nova Scotia Cyclone. Nova Scotia has its worst storm since 1810 and 500 are killed as a hurricane affects Cape Breton Island. 1
1928 Canada's first major disaster occured in bad weather off the coast of British Columbia. 7 were killed. 4
1948 It's the hottest day on record at Pearson Airport, Toronto as the mercury hits 38.3C. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 1

Aug 26
1948 Niagara Falls records its hottest day on record as highs reached 38.3C. 54

Aug 27
1973 Canada's largest ever recorded hailstone falls at Cedoux, Saskatchewan; it measures 11.4cm across and weighs 250g. 1
1991 Maskinonge, Quebec was hit by a severe tornado which destroyed 90 buildings, injuring 15 and leaving 100 homeless. 29

Aug 28
1965 Temperatures dropped to a low of -0.6C at Dauphin, MB, the coldest August night on record here. Click here for current weather here. 56
1966 96mm rain falls in just one hour at Porcupine Mountain, MB. 77

Aug 29
1583 Canada's first recorded marine disaster occured when 85 people died when their ship was wrecked on Sable Island during gales, huge waves and dense fog.  Visit this link to see Sable Island's weather right now. 4
1995 Several farms were destroted when a tornado lasting a couple of minutes affected Spring Valley near Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan. 29

Aug 30
1991 16 aircraft were overturned at Gatineau Airport, Quebec during thunderstorm with winds gusting to 120km/h . 29

Aug 31
1886 Regina's coldest August night on record as lows dip to -5C. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 39

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SEPTEMBER


Sept 1
1950 A tornado cut an 80km path from Rycroft, AB to Eaglesham, AB damaging crops, farm machinery and farm buildings. 29

Sept 2
1983 Winnipeg's warmest September day on record; temperatures reached 38.8C. Visit this link to see what the weather's like there right now. 38
1984 8 tornadoes touch down between Windsor and London, Ontario. 77
2002 Temperatures reached 30.6C in Goose Bay. The average September high here is 13C. The following night lows dropped to just 20.4C - the average September low is 4.7C.

Sept 3
1999 One of Canada's worst road disasters occured in dense early morning fog which suddenly sprung up near Windsor, Ontario reducing visibility to less than 1 metre. 82 vehicles were destroyed, 8 people were killed and 33 others were injured. 4

Sept 4
1988 A storm affecting the north-eastern coast of New Brunswick saw 90km/h winds generate waves up to 2 stories high and three fishermen drowned. 5

Sept 5
1978 Hurricane Ella affects Newfoundland producing 115km/h winds and 45mm rain in St. John's. 1
2002 Highs in Edmonton, Alberta reached just 7.9C against a September average of 17.2C. It was the lowest high here since early May 2002.

Sept 6
1998 A thunderstorm near London, Ontario produced 20mm hail and a funnel cloud. 21

Sept 7
1991 A 30 minute long hailstorm in Calgary produced 10cm diameter hail in some parts of the city. Trees were spilt, birds were killed by falling hail and windows were smashed. Property damage losses exceeded $300 million and this storm is Canada's most destructive hailstorm and second costliest storm. 2

Sept 8
1878 Rain fell over Hamilton, ON and the surrounding area for 70 hours. Roads here were flooded whilst in nearby Grimsby the railtrack was flooded. Further east at Port Credit near Toronto flood water undermined telegraph poles. 4
1954 Television broadcasts began in Canada and the first person on screen was meteorologist Percy Saltzman who continued to present weather on Canadian TV until 1976. 2

Sept 9
1775 A hurricane affecting eastern Newfoundland kills 4,000. 1

Sept 10
1986 A two day spell of rain began over southern Ontario and Quebec. Up to 150mm rain fell in the Toronto area and more than 100mm rain fell over the Ottawa Valley and southern Laurentians. 29

Sept 11
1995 Hurricane Luis off the coast of Newfoundland generated a 30m high wave which struck the QE2. This wave is the highest measured in the world! The remnants of Luis affected southern Burin peninsula in Newfoundland washing out roads and bridges. Winds up to 175 km/h damaged homes, yachts and aeroplanes. 2,4

Sept 12
1900 The remnants of the Great Galveston Hurricane which killed 8,000 there moved across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes killing 86 people in eastern Canada. 5

Sept 13
1839 A hurricane affected Charlottetown, PEI damaging buildings and trees. 4
1979 Hurricane Frederic produces more than 80mm rain in parts of southern Quebec on the 13th and 14th.

Sept 14
1979 Montreal's wettest day on record. 81.9mm rain fell. 45
1996 Hurricane Hortense makes landfall in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. Winds touch 120km/h with gusts up to 160km/h and the hurricane dumps as much as 140mm rain on the province. 77
2001 Tropical Storm Erin passed within 15km of Cape Race, Newfoundland producing winds close to 100km/h and 49mm rain in St. John's. 18

Sept 15
1967 Temperatures reached 25.6C in Port Hardy, BC, the hottest September day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like there now. 55
1980 Mean winds reach 130km/h at George Island, MB. 77

Sept 16
1968 105.9mm rain fell at Tofino, BC, the wettest September day on record here. Click here for the latest weather at Tofino. 59

Sept 17
1981 Temperatures at Edmonton International Aiport reached 34.9C, the highest ever recorded in September here. Click here for current weather there. 64

Sept 18
1995 Drizzle in Calgary turned into snow and 12cm of the white stuff ended up falling. 29

Sept 19
1958 Calgary, AB records winds up to 100km/h during a storm which destoyed billboards, store signs and trees. 4
2001 The remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle affected Newfoundland dumping around 127mm in just a few hours on St. John's, Newfoundland and more than 160mm rain on Cape Race, Newfoundland in around 10 hours. In St. John's this was the wettest day on record. 18, 24, 78

Sept 20
1845 A tornado outbreak felled thousands of trees in Ontario and Quebec and produced a tornado which tracked for 443kms across Lakes Ontario and Champlain. 78
1973 Temperatures dropped to a low of -4.4 at Portage La Prairie, MB, the coldest September night on record here. Click here for current weather there. 60

Sept 21
1938 A storm in Quebec killed one person and caused substantial property damage. 4
1992 A snowstorm over northern Manitoba dumped 13cm on Thompson. 29
2000 15cm snow fell in Calgary causing more than 100 traffic accidents. Visit this link to see how the weather's getting on there right now. 5

Sept 22
1934 Edmonton's greatest September snowfall; 22.1cm snow gets dumped on the city. 29
1942 Prince Edward Island's wettest day on record; 163.8mm rain falls in 24 hours. 1
1989 The remnants of Hurricane Hugo dumped 50-75mm rain on southern Ontario and Quebec. This was the 7th time since 1900 that the remnants of a hurricane had passed through southern Ontario. 29
1999 On the 22nd and 23rd Tropical Storm Harvey produced 150mm rain in Moncton, NB. The probability of this volume of rain is estimated to be once in more than 100 years. 4

Sept 23
1999 The remnants of Hurricane Gert affected the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland sinking 5 boats docked at St. Bride's. Waves up to 9 metres high damaged parts of roads and the wharf here. 4

Sept 24
2001 A heat wave in Alberta on the 24th and 25th saw temperatures peaks at 31.9C in Calgary and 35.7C in Lethbridge where daily temperature records were smashed by several degrees. 24

Sept 25
1964 Gale force winds, rain and freezing rain affected parts of southern Alberta where at Brooks one person was killed and 3 injured during the storm. 4

Sept 26
1898 A tornado at Merriton, ON near St. Catherines, ON kills 4 or 5 and injures dozens of other people. 1,4

Sept 27
1965 Pearson Airport, Toronto's coldest September night on record; lows dip to -3.9C. Click here to see what the weather's like here now. 30
2002 The remnants of Tropical Storm Isidore brought some rain to eastern Canada after one of the driest summers on record in some parts here. Rainfall totals included 38mm at Peterborough, Ontario, 39.5mm at Fredericton and 39.3mm at Saint John Airport in New Brunswick. 65

Sept 28
1989 Temperatures drop to -0.8C at Halifax airport, the coldest September night on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 36

Sept 29
1958 High seas stirred up by Hurricane Helene destroyed a 50 metre wharf at Caribou, northern Nova Scotia and carried more than 1,000 lobster traps out to sea. 130km/h winds toppled trees, wrecked windows and damaged homes. 4

Sept 30
1999 Black Ice in Calgary caused a 90 vehicle pile up. 4

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OCTOBER


Oct 1
1669 Gales and flooding affected Quebec City. Contemporary reports spoke of houses shaking in the wind, river levels rising to the third storey of houses and thousands being killed. Visit this site to see what the weather's doing in Quebec City right now. 4
1923 At least 60 bridges in Prince Edward Island were destroyed when north-easterly gales up to 110km/h affected Atlantic Canada. 29
1992 Regina, SK records its hottest October day on record as highs reach 32C. 78

Oct 2
1993 Northern British Columbia saw some record warmth. Highs of 26.7C in Fort Nelson and 21.4C in Terrace were the warmest ever recorded here during October. 29
2000 Yellowknife, NT had one of their earliest recorded snowfalls on record when 24cm snow fell.

Oct 3
1978 Winds gusting to 115km/h in Calgary, AB lifted a huge building 20m into the air. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 5
1999 Bit of a strange day in Manitoba....northern Manitoba recorded their first snow of the season, around 3 weeks earlier than normal, whilst in southern Manitoba Gimili and Dauphin recorded lows of -8.4C and -8.6C respectively, and then in the afternoon Dauphin registered the provinces highest maximum that day reaching 7C. Click hereto see Dauphin's current weather. 4

Oct 4
1967 Temperatures reach 28.9C in Windsor, Ontario, the highest temperature recorded across Canada in October 1967. 75
1976 Mean hourly winds reach 142km/h in Melfort, Saskatchewan, the province's highest ever hourly wind. 1
1999 It snowed in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The snow melted within a few minutes. This was only the second time since 1954 that it had snowed here in the first 4 days of October. Click here for Fredericton's current weather. 4

Oct 5
1995 Toronto had its wettest October day since 1954 when 78.6mm rain fell when the remnants of Hurricane Opal crossed Ontario. Streets and basements were flooded and trees and power lines were blown down by winds up to 83km/h. 29

Oct 6
1967 Canada records is greatest 24 hour precipitation total when 489.2mm rain falls in 24 hours at Ucluelet Brynnor Mines, British Columbia. 1
2000 Lows dropped to -8.8C in Winnipeg. This was a new record low for this date, beating the old record set in 1896. Click here to see what the weather's here like right now. 13

Oct 7
1993 Light snow and sub zero temperatures affected Calgary, AB. 78
2000 Lows dropped to -13.1C in Regina. This was a new record low for this date, beating the old record set in 1884. Click here to see what the weather's here like right now. 13

Oct 8
1941 A violent windstorm led to an expensive and widespread power failure in the Toronto area. 4

Oct 9
1989 A rather nasty storm over central Alberta killed at least one person and caused extensive damage. Winds close to 120km/h overturned trailers and a couple of small planes. 4

Oct 10
1875 More than 110mm rain fell at Halifax, NS, one of the wettest October days here. The storm that produced this rain also flooded roads, destroyed bridges and wrecked 3 ships. 29

Oct 11
1885 A strong Atlantic Hurricane moving along the southeast coast of Labrador destroyed 80 fishing boats and 70 people drowned. 4
1967 Freezing rain falls for 11 hours long at Schefferville, Quebec. 75

Oct 12
1932 Temperatures reach 31.1C in Regina, SK, the hottest October day on record until 1992. 78
1962 The remnats of Typhoon Freda produced 90km/h winds gusting to 145km/h in Victoria. 7 people were killed by the storm and 20% of Stanley Park was flattened. 2
1986 A blizzard with 110km/h winds gusting to 137km/h caused several million dollars worth of damage to buildings in Iqaluit, NT. 29
1998 30-40cm wet snow fell in and around Saskatoon causing power outages in 30,000 homes. 21

Oct 13
1898 A powerful storm over the western end of Lake Ontario caused a fair amount of property damage; homes in Hamilton were flooded and 3 boats sank at their moorings at the yatch club here. A little further east waves washed 100 barrels of apples off the dock at Burlington. 4
1967 October 1967 was very wet in Vancouver. In fact, it was the wettest October on record up to that point there, and the wettest month (any month) since January 1935. The 13th was one of the worse days as far as rain is concerned and serious flooding occurred around the city. 75
1999 Severe thunderstorms affected parts of southern Ontario producing torrential rain and large hail in some places. Gusts of more than 100km/h affected Toronto. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 12

Oct 14
1934 It rained tiny winged brown beetles from time to time at Red Creek, BC and Rock Candy Creek, BC. 29, 78

Oct 15
1954 The remnants of Hurricane Hazel affect southern Ontario killing 83 people and dumping up to 178mm rain in some places and 121mm rain in 24 hours in Toronto. 1, 29
1996 A little bit of snow fell over much of Prince Edward Island on the 15th and 16th. Meanwhile, strong winds blowing at the same time caused work on the Confederation Bridge to be stopped for a few days. 4
1998 A storm over Atlantic Canada produced 80mm rain in St. John's, Newfoundland and 40mm rain from north-eastern New Brunswick to Halifax, NS. 21

Oct 16
1984 Blizzards with winds between 50 and 80 km/h and near zero visibility over Alberta and Saskatchewan caused dozens of accidents and dumped 28cm snow in Saskatoon, SK. 5

Oct 17
1996 Vancouver Island was hit by a rather nasty storm. 200km/h winds whipped up 30 metre high waves and damaged boats and yachts in the area. 4
2001 Wet in eastern Canada as 61mm fell in Halifax, NS whilst St. John's, Newfoundland recorded 53mm rain. 18

Oct 18
1930 100cm snow fell in one area at the eastern end of Lake Erie 100cm during a snowstorm yet less than 5km away on the lake shore it drizzled. 5
1999 Hurricane Irene was close to Atlantic Canada and produced some rain and 50km/h winds in Fredericton, NB. Winds then picked up before Irene hit Nova Scotia. 4

Oct 19
1999 The remnants of Hurricane Irene continued to affect Atlantic Canada. Newfoundland was worst affected; 15cm snow fell in Corner Brook whilst 22.4cm snow fell in Gander and Stephenville recorded 4.6cm snow. 65
2000 Hurricane Michael moved across Newfoundland. Mean winds of 128km/h were recorded across the province and at St. Lawrence gusts reached 172km/h. Michael also produced some torrential rain, and Halifax, NS was one of the wettest places recording 63.9mm rain. 13

Oct 20
1999 Temperatures in Calgary were 15C at 6am local time. However temperatures didn't rise much the rest of the day and the high was just over 16C. The next 3 days were warmer though with highs around 22-23C. 65

Oct 21
1968 The remnants of Hurricane Gladys tracked south of Nova Scotia. Among the highlights were 50mm rain across the Maritimes with Sackville, NB the wettest place with 125mm rain and Miscou Island, New Brunswick recorded 137km/h winds, the maximum hourly wind on record in New Brunswick. 1, 78

Oct 22
1977 113.7mm rain fell at Port Hardy, BC, the wettest October day on record here. Click here for the current Port Hardy weather. 55
1998 A shower of spiders falls at Blackburn, BC near Prince George. Thousands of our 8 legged friends cover buildings, vehicles and trees. 77

Oct 23
1918 A Canadian vessel sailing from Yukon and Alaska became stranded on Vanderbilt reef in a northerly gale. The next day (the 24th) the ship sank killing all 343 on board. 2

Oct 24
1933 Ottowa records its heaviest October snowfall on record when 21.5cms snow falls. 78
1990 66.8mm rain fell at Charlo, New Brunswick, making it the wettest October day on record there. 63

Oct 25
1933 More than 100mm rain fell over parts of southern New Brunswick caused impassable highways, washouts, flooded bridges and delays to the rail network. 4

Oct 26
1919 Lows dropped to -25.6C in Saskatoon, the coldest October night on record here. Click here for the latest Saskatoon weather. 48

Oct 27
1997 A major snowstorm affected parts of Quebec leaving thousands without power, many of them in the Montreal and Quebec areas. The Maritimes had their first snow of the season and some parts got more than 20cm snow. 4,5

Oct 28
2000 Southern Quebec was hit by a snowstorm. The Gaspe area was worst hit with more than 40cm snow, an October record for Quebec. At least 3 people were killed in traffic accidents caused by the snow. 5

Oct 29
2000 More tham 40cm snow fell in some parts of Quebec, winds topped 100km/h around the Maritimes and more than 60mm rain fell in St. John's, Newfoundland. 13

Oct 30
1949 67.3cm snow fell in one day at Haines Junction, Yukon. This is the greatest one day snowfall in Yukon. 4
1996 135km/h winds killed 4 people in southern Ontario, closed the Welland Canal and caused flooding on the Niagara River Parkway. 5

Oct 31
1999 A trick rather than a treat in Saskatchewan when an Alberta Clipper produced several centimetres snow in the North Battleford area and winds up to 70km/h in Saskatoon and 110km/h in Regina. 4

January February March April May June July August September October November December


NOVEMBER


Nov 1
1999 An Albert Clipper crossing Manitoba produced winds of 87km/h gusting 113km/h in Winnipeg, the highest sustained November windspeeds ever recorded there and only 2km/h shy of Winnipegs record sustained winds set in July 1959. Trucks were blown over and homes were flooded during the storm. 4
2000 96.6mm rain fell in Sydney, NS. Visit this site to see what the weather's doing here right now. 14

Nov 2
1947 Temperatures reached 7.2C in Churchill, MB, the warmest November day on record there. Visit this link to see what the weather's link there right now. 33
1988 Winds gusting to 100km/h affected the Quebec City region and 75cms snow fell in the Laurentians north of Trois Rivieres. 78

Nov 3
1999 A storm crossing southern Ontario produces 90km/h winds in Toronto. 4

Nov 4
1980 Vancouver records a high of 18.4C, the warmest November day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like in Vancouver now. 34

Nov 5
1975 23.9C in Winnipeg, the warmest November day on record here. Regina, SK also had its warmest November day on record, 23.3C was the high here. 38, 39
2001 Temperatures reached 17.1C in Winnipeg, MB. 78

Nov 6
1975 Record breaking warmth over southern Manitoba where temperatures reached 24C in Winnipeg. Click here to see what the weather's like there now. 29
2001 Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island bore the brunt of a powerful storm which saw the Confederation Bridge closed to traffic for the first time ever. Here mean winds peaked at 123km/h and gusts at 155km/h. This storm developed when Tropical Storm Noel, Hurricane Michelle and an extra-tropical weather system merged. 24, 78

Nov 7
1869 A storm crossing the Great Lakes sank 77 ships, including 56 schooners. 4
1913 Between the 7th and 13th November one of the Great Lakes' worst storms on record produced 140km/h winds over Lakes Erie and Ontario sinking 34 ships and killing 270 sailors. 2
1986 An early season snowstorm in Winnipeg sees 30cm snow fall, accompanied by 90km/h gusts. 77

Nov 8
1986 A blizzard in Manitoba turns out to be one of the worst on record for some parts of the province. More than 30cms of snow and 90km/h winds affect some places. For example, 35.6cm snow falls on Winnipeg where it's the worst blizzard for 20 years. 1,4

Nov 9
1977 Kenora, ON had its greatest one day November precipitation total when 32.8mm precipitation fell. Click here for the current weather here. 57

Nov 10
1975 20m high waves recorded during a storm over the Great Lakes caused the ship the Edmund Fitzgerald to sink, killing 29 aboard. 2
1992 15-25cm snow fell over south-eastern Manitoba. 29

Nov 11
1911 -37.2C in Regina, the coldest November night on record here. Visit this site to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 39

Nov 12
1975 155.4mm rain fell at Tofino, BC, the wettest November day on record there. On average just over 450mm precipitation falls in the whole month of November there. Click here for current weather in Tofino. 59

Nov 13
1871 58mm rain fell in Toronto. Click here to see what the weather's like there right now. 29

Nov 14
1958 26.7mm precipitation falls at Medicine Hat, Alberta, the greatest November one day precipitation on record here. Click here for the latest Medicine Hat weather. 44
1986 Blizzards with winds reaching 140km/h hit Newfoundland. 78

Nov 15
1942 Temperatures down to -25C and 39-42cm snow affected Edmonton, AB killing 3 people. This is also Edmonton's one day November snowfall record. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 5, 29

Nov 16
1967 A low of -17.2C in Kingston, ON proves to be the coldest November night on record here. Click here for current Kingston conditions. 46

Nov 17
1924 A cold start to the day in Edmonton where overnight lows had dropped to -42.2C. 66
1958 27.7mm precipitation falls in Winnipeg, the greatest November 24 precipitation total here. Have a look at this site to see what the weather's doing there at the moment. 38

Nov 18
1931 201km/h winds are recorded in Quaqtaq, Quebec, the maximum hourly wind ever recorded in both Canada and Quebec. 1

Nov 19
1936 The coldest November night on record at Sable Island where temperatures dropped to -7.8C. It can get much colder here though and in fact the coldest night on record here is 31st January 1920 when lows dipped to -19.4C. Click here for the latest Sable Island weather conditions. 62
1998 10cms snow fell in Thunder Bay, ON. 78

Nov 20
1956 Vancouver's longest run of consecutive days with fog began and would run for 13 days until 2 December. Click here to see if it's foggy in Vancouver right now. 4
2000 43cm lake effect snow fell at Fort Erie, ON and squalls caused whiteout conditions at times. 14

Nov 21
1973 63mm rain falls at Thunder Bay, ON, the wettest November day on record there. Click here for current Thunder Bay weather. 51

Nov 22
1946 114km/h winds are recorded in Caribou Island, Ontario, the province's maximum hourly wind on record. 1

Nov 23
1956 A high of 7.8C in Yellowknife, NT turns out to be the mildest November day on record there. Click here for latest Yellowknife weather. 50

Nov 24
1950 Toronto's greatest one day November snowfall. 30.5cm snow fell. The next day it was 10C and it rained. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 29

Nov 25
1987 56.5mm rain falls at London, ON, the wettest day on record here. Click here to see what the weather's like here at the moment. 42
2001 Temperatures reached 17.3C in Montreal - the late November norm here is just 2C. 78

Nov 26
2000 15mm freezing rain fell in Ottawa. Visit this link to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 5

Nov 27
1997 An early season snowstorm over the Maritimes dumps 20-25cm snow. 77
1999 It was a very warm day for parts of New Brunswick and in some spots temperature records more than 100 years old were broken. In Moncton the mercury peaked at 16.5C whilst Bathurst reached 16.0C and Miramichi saw a high of 15.7C.

Nov 28
1985 Temperatures in Kenora, ON dropped to -31.3C, the coldest November night on record here. Click here for the latest weather here. 57

Nov 29
1987 59mm precipitation falls on Kingston, ON their greatest November one day precipitation total on record. Click here for current Kingston conditions. 46

Nov 30
1893 Calagry's coldest November night on record; lows dipped down to -35C. Click here for current Calgary conditions. 40

January February March April May June July August September October November December


DECEMBER


Dec 1
1885 Temperatures reached 20C in Medicine Hat, AB, the warmest December day on record here. Click here for current conditions here. 44
1964 Gales gusting to 160km/h affected the Maritimes on the 1st and 2nd sinking 3 boats and killing 23 people. Both Halifax and Charlottetown recorded their lowest sea-level pressure readings on record during this storm. 2
1999 First snowstorm of the winter in Nova Scotia. 35cm snow fell in Halifax, closing the airport there. Vist this site to see Halifax's current conditions. 4

Dec 2
1926 St Mary's River which connects Lakes Huron and Superior was blocked by ice, something which usually happens in the spring but is rare in early winter. A blizzard and temperatures well below normal for the time of year down at -15C to -30C helped promote the ice blockage. 4

Dec 3
1982 Toronto's warmest December day on record. Temperatures reached 20C. Click here to see what the weather's doing there right now. It was also Ontario's warmest December day on record - highs reached 22.5C in Hamilton. 30, 78

Dec 4
1995 Vancouver was very windy; 70 trees in the city were blown over, as were another 150 in Stanley Park. Click here to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 29

Dec 5
1939 Temperatures reached 19.4C in Calgary, the warmest December day on record here. Click here for current Calgary conditions. 40
2001 Temperatures reached 18.3C in Toronto and 19.6C in Hamilton. Nationally this turned out to be the warmest December day in 2001. Click here to see what the weather's doing in Hamilton right now.

Dec 6
1862 Gales in Yarmouth, NS blew down buildings on the street now known as Alma Street. View Yarmouth's current weather here. 4

Dec 7
1977 Snow starts to fall in London, Ontario. By the 9th 101cms snow had fallen and winds reached 100km/h at times. 1
1983 Blizzards in Ottawa produced 30cm snow and 48 km/h winds. 29

Dec 8
1913 Heavy rain on the 8th and 9th caused mudslide and train derailments in the Prince Rupert, BC area. More than 100mm rain fell. Click here to find out how the weather's getting on in Prince Rupert at the moment. 4

Dec 9
1977 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. 100cm snow fell in London, Ontario in 5 days. Visit this link to see what the weather there's doing at the moment. 4

Dec 10
1975 98.8mm rain fell at Halifax, the wettest December day on record there and almost the wettest day ever recorded here. The wettest day on record here is 14th January 1978 when 100.1mm precipitation fell. Visit this link to see what the weather's like here right now. 36
1986 Unusually mild across Yukon, the Mackenzie District and northern British Columbia where temperatures peaked at 10-13C. 78

Dec 11
1944 Toronto's worst single day snowfall saw 48.3cms snow fall in downtown Toronto where there were also gale force winds. 21 people lost their lives as a result of the snow and a total of 57.2cm snow falls during the 2 days that the storm lasts. 2, 77, 78
1999 First snowstorm of the winter in southern Quebec, mainly affecting the area east of Trois Rivieres. 25-40cm fell, including 40cm in Sept Iles. 13 people were killed in accidents caused by the snowstorm. 4

Dec 12
1985 Canada's worst air crash occurred at Gander, Newfoundland when a place en route for Kentucky crashed seconds after take off following a refuelling stop. 256 people were killed. Just before the crash freezing drizzle and snow grains were reported. Winds were light and the temperature around -4C. 2

Dec 13
1944 Yellowknife, NT records its warmest(!) December day on record when highs reached 2.8C. Click here for current Yellowknife weather. 50

Dec 14
1999 Snow in southern and eastern Ontario caused numerous traffic accidents as drivers drove to fast. Among recorded snow depths was 2cm Toronto, 9cm Ottawa and 11cm in Kingston. 65
2001 It was very windy over Vancouver Island and the lower BC mainland; winds gusting up to 90km/h in Vancouver toppled trees and downed power lines. 65

Dec 15
1964 Heavy snow, temperatures of -34C and 50-90km/h winds affected the southern Praries, killing thousands of animals and in Red Deer, Alberta 3 people died. 2, 4

Dec 16
1984 37mm precipitation falls at Moosonee, ON, the greatest one day December precipitation total there. Click herefor current Moosonee weather. 52

Dec 17
1924 Calgary's coldest December night on record. Lows drop to -42.8C. The coldest night on record here is -45C recorded on 4th February 1893. Click here for current Calgary conditions. 40

Dec 18
1985 Temperatures at Sudbury, ON dropped to -35.4C, the coldest December night on record here. Click here for current Sudbury weather. 53
1997 Thunder and snow cause chaos in Calgary where 15cm snow had fallen by the early afternoon. 77
2001 A storm over the Atlantic Provinces dumped 26.6cm snow on Greenwood, Nova Scotia and 46.9mm rain on St. John's, Newfoundland.

Dec 19
1983 Coronation, Alberta records its coldest temperature in 99 years as lows drop to -41C and at Moosomin, SK temperatures fell as low as -38C. 77, 78
1999 Southern Manitoba's first blizzard of the winter closed the Trans Canada Highway and stranded motorists. Black ice on roads led to the deaths of two people. 4
2000 110km/h winds affected Moncton and Saint Jonh, NB.

Dec 20
1940 Temperatures dropped down to -31.1C in Toronto, the coldest December night on record. Funnily enough, this is exactly the same temperature as the coldest February night recorded on 15th February 1943. 30
1961 Temperatures fell 22.7C from 3.3C to -19.4C in just one hour early in the morning when winds veered from the southwest to the north. 78

Dec 21
1878 Saint John, NB was affected by 15cm snow followed by rain and 90km/h winds which damaged a church steeple amongst other things. Click here to see what the weather's doing there right now. 5

Dec 22
1999 Haines Junction, Yukon had some rather exciting weather; mild, wet weather melted snow which in turn flooded basements. In the following days temperatures plummeted and a metre of snow fell. On Boxing Day in rained again and the snow melted but by New Year's Eve temperatures dropped to -32C. Visit this site to see what the weather's like there at the moment. 4

Dec 23
1884 Temperatures dropped down to -48.3C, the coldest December night on record here. Just a few days On January 1st 1885 temperatures dropped down to -50C, the coldest night ever recorded here. Visit this site to see what the weather's like in Regina at the moment. 39

Dec 24
1879 Lows in Winnipeg drop to -47.8C. 77
1969 NWT records their maximum hourly winds when winds on Resolution Island reach 190km/h. 1

Dec 25
1972 Vancouver's wettest day on record. 89.4mm rain fell. Click here to find out what the weather's like now. 34
1980 219.5mm rain falls in just 12 hours at Jordan River Diversion, British Columbia. 1
1982 Temperatures on the 25th reached 15.7cm in Toronto, the latest in the year 15C had been reached here. However, this record stood only for a few days because on the 28th highs reached 17.2C.
1986 A 14 hour long spell of freezing rain affects Ottawa. 1
1997 Temperatures in Edmonton reach 6.8C and its the first brown Christmas in 100 years here. 77
1999 Gusts up to 124 km/h affected Churchill, Manitoba, generating snowdrifts which buried cars, tore off roofs and lext 60% of the town's population without power. Click here to see what the weather's like here right now. 11

Dec 26
1902 28 people died when 2 trains collided during a snowstorm near Wanstead, Ontario. During the 3 days around this period 25cm snow fell and temperatures were down to -15C. 4
1917 The Northwest Territories records it lowest temperature on record when lows drop to -57.2C at Fort Smith. Afternoon highs here reached -47.8C. 78
1938 Edmonton, Alberta records its lowest temperature on record when the mercury drops to -48.3C. 1

Dec 27
1999 Temperatures in Calgary reached 19.5C, more than 6C higher than the previous highest temperature recorded here on this date. The old record was registered way back in 1898. 11

Dec 28
1942 One of eastern Ontario's worst ice storms of the 20th century ever started and lasted until the 30th produced a covering of ice as thick as a persons wrist on some telephone wires, trees and railway lines. Parts of the area came to a standstill for several days. 2
1969 A blizzard in Montreal kills 15 and produces 75cm snow in 60 hours. 1
1996 One of the snowstorms of the century in Victoria, BC. 80cm snow fell in 24 hours and during a 5 day period around this time 125cm snow fell. Clean-up costs, including insurance payouts, exceeded $200 million. 2
1999 Parts of Alberta were really warm on the 27th and 28th. On the 28th temperatures got up to 20.6C in Claresholm. It was so warm in fact that trees came into leaf in some places. 4

Dec 29
1933 Fourteen sites in Ontario recorded their coldest day on record, including -38.9C at Ottawa and -45.0C at Algonquin Park. Parts of Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia also recorded record cold temperatures. 2

Dec 30
1984 The warmest December day on record in Lethbridge, AB. Temperatures reached 19.6C. Click here for current conditions there. 43
1993 44cm snow and winds over 100km/h affect the Halifax and Dartmouth areas in Nova Scotia. 77

Dec 31
1910 Fort Good Hope, NWT records -61.7C, the lowest temperature on record in NT. 1
1973 Yukon records its maximum hourly wind when winds peak at 108km/h at Shingle Point. 1
 

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Sources
Obviously I didn't know all these facts off the top of my head. Some I discovered myself, but the I had to hunt around for the vast majority. Below you'll find a list of my sources. Incidentally, if any of these facts turn out to be wrong, or records quoted get broken please  and let me know. Thanks.

1 Phillips, D. 1990 The Climates of Canada
2 Environment Canada Top Weather Events of the 20th Century page
3 www.zeroreality.com/storms/worst.html
4 Canadian Weather Trivia Calender 2001
5 Canadian Weather Trivia Calender 2002
6 Geast, M 1998 Weatherwise, November/December
7 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, November/December
8 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, September/October
9 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, July/August
10 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, May/June
11 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, March/April
12 Beaney, G 2000 Weatherwise, January/February
13 Beaney, G 2001 Weatherwise, January/February
14 Beaney, G 2001 Weatherwise, March/April
15 Beaney, G 2001 Weatherwise, May/June
16 Beaney, G 2001 Weatherwise, September/October
17 Beaney, G 2001 Weatherwise, November/December
18 Beaney, G 2002 Weatherwise, January/February
19 Geast, M 1998 Weatherwise, July/August
20 Geast, M 1998 Weatherwise, September/October
21 Geast, M 1999 Weatherwise, January/February
22 Geast, M 1999 Weatherwise, May/June
23 Beaney, G 1999 Weatherwise, November/December
24 http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/top_10_e.cfm
25 http://www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/air/summersevere/alberta.en.html
26 http://www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/air/summersevere/saskatchewan.en.html
27 http://www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/air/summersevere/manitoba.en.html
28 Grazulis, T. P. 2001 The Tornado
29 Canadian Weather Trivia Calender 1997
30 Toronto's climate normals
31 Quebec City's climate normals
32 Ottawa's climate normals
33 Churchill's climate normals
34 Vancouver's climate normals
35 Victoria's climate normals
36 Halifax's climate normals
37 St. John's climate normals
38 Winnipeg's climate normals
39 Regina's climate normals
40 Calgary's climate normals
41 Windsor's climate normals
42 London's climate normals
43 Climate normals for Lethbridge, Alberta
44 Climate normals for Medicine Hat, Alberta
45 Montreal's climate normals
46 Climate normals for Kingston, ON
47 Climate normals for Prince Rupert, BC
48 Saskatoon's climate normals
49 Climate normals for Whitehorse, YK
50 Climate normals for Yellowknife, NT
51 Climate normals for Thunder Bay, ON
52 Climate normals for Moosonee, ON
53 Climate normals for Sudbury, ON
54 Climate normals for the Niagara Falls, ON
55 Climate normals for Port Hardy, BC
56 Climate normals for Dauphin, MB
57 Climate normals for Kenora, ON
58 Climate normals for Terrace, BC
59 Climate normals for Tofino, BC
60 Climate normals for Portage La Prairie, MB
61 Climate normals for Pickle Lake, ON
62 Climate normals for Sable Island
63 Climate normals for Charlo, New Brunswick
64 Climate normals at Edmonton Intl Airport
65 The Weather Network news archives
66 Meteorological Magazine
67 Beaney, G 2002 Weatherwise, March/April 2002
68 Environment Canada Special Weather Statements
69 Beaney, G 2002 Weatherwise, May/June 2002
70 Weatherwise, October 1962
71 Weatherwise, April 1964
72 Weatherwise, August 1965
73 Weatherwise, October 1965
74 Weatherwise, October 1967
75 Weatherwise, December 1967
76 The Major Storm Events of Summer 2001
77 The Weather Doctor
78 Canadian Weather Trivia Calender 2003

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