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THE WEATHER NETWORK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AND LOOKS BACK ON WILD CANADIAN WEATHER


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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:34 AM -

    Canadians have ‘weathered’ it all – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and more 

    To mark its 25th anniversary, The Weather Network is sharing top weather stories that occurred in Canada since 1989 when it first began broadcasting. From record-breaking temperatures to wild storms, The Weather Network has reported all kinds of weather and kept Canadians up-to-date with the information they need to plan their day.

    “Weather is a social connector for Canadians. Enduring different types of weather conditions comes with living in this great country and makes the weather a popular topic of conversation from coast to coast on any given day,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. “From St. John’s to Victoria, communities nationwide have joined together and grown stronger as they’ve lived through Canada’s most extreme weather conditions.”

    With its vast size, varied geography and seven climate zones, Canada experiences many different types of weather conditions throughout the year and at times extreme weather events such as flooding, ice storms, hail, tornadoes and hurricanes.

    The Weather Network compiled a list of the top 25 storms in Canada over the past 25 years. Criteria for selection included the degree of financial/insurance cost incurred, loss of life or personal injury and the meteorological significance of the storm.

    Weather Event

    Date(s)

    Calgary, Alberta Hailstorm

    September 7, 1991

    Saguenay, Quebec Flood

    July 19-20, 1996

    B.C. "Whitemare" Winter Storms

    End of December, 1996

    Red River, Manitoba Flood

    April & May 1997

    Ice Storm 1998

    January 4-10, 1998

    Toronto Snowstorm 1999

    January 2-15, 1999

    Pine Lake, Alberta Tornado (F3)

    July 14, 2000

    Ice Storm, New Brunswick, 2003

    February 2, 2003

    B.C. Fire Season

    Summer 2003

    Hurricane Juan, Atlantic Canada

    September 29, 2003

    White Juan Blizzard, Atlantic Canada

    February 17-20, 2004

    Southern Ontario Severe Weather Outbreak 2005

    August 19, 2005

    Stanley Park, B.C. Windstorm

    December 15, 2006

    Prairie Blizzard 2007

    January 9-10, 2007

    Elie, Manitoba Tornado (F5)

    June 22, 2007

    Saint John River Flood, New Brunswick

    April-May 2008

    Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak 2009

    August 20, 2009

    Hurricane Igor 2010

    September 21, 2010

    Saskatchewan & Manitoba Flood 2011

    Fall 2010 - Summer 2011

    Richelieu, Quebec Flood

    Spring 2011

    Slave Lake, Alberta Fire

    May 13, 2011

    Goderich, Ontario Tornado (F3)

    August 21, 2011

    B.C. Flood 2012

    Spring - Summer 2012

    Alberta Floods

    June 19-21, 2013

    Ice Storm 2013 (Southern Ontario)

    December 20-23, 2013

     

    In Canada, The Weather Network and its French counterpart, MétéoMédia, are Canada’s leading multi-platform weather information service, reaching more than 11 million Canadian households. Their commitment to provide consumers with the best weather-related information services is evident; with more than 20 million Canadians visiting the company’s platforms each month, including television, web, mobile, tablet and smart TV applications.

     

     

     

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