Top Ten Weather Stories

Top Weather Events of the 21 st Century 

From a list of 100 significant weather events across Canada in 2016, stories were rated based on factors that included the degree to which Canada and Canadians were impacted, the extent of the area affected, economic and environmental effects, and the event’s longevity as a top news story. The following is a selection of regional weather highlights of mostly local or regional importance.

The full regional highlights stories will be available in January

Atlantic Canada

January’s back-to-back winter storms
Minimal sea ice but lots of bergs
Thundersnow in New Brunswick
A sweet maple syrup season – early and long
Record April snows in Newfoundland
Storm knocks out power in the Maritimes
Tropical storm Colin takes aim at Atlantic Canada
Tornado watch on Cape Breton Island


Winters’ first nasty blow
Valentine’s Day cold
Weather roars into March
Winter’s last gasp in mid-May
Quebec tornadoes
$56 million storm in the Saguenay
October deluge causes floods and landslide


NBA All Star record cold
Where’s the Great Lakes ice?
Ottawa’s record snow dump
Ontario’s earliest tornado on record
Pre-Easter ice storm
Windsor’s record-wet March
Northwestern Ontario’s record-wet June
Canada Day storm
The year’s most powerful tornadoes
A long tornado season


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Winter’s coldest moment
Alaskan volcano halts flights
No spring flooding…again
Moose Jaw’s $75 million hailstorm
Calgary’s miserable July – Stampede soaker
Manitoba’s four-tornado day
Outdoor hockey delayed by good weather


British Columbia

Deadly avalanche season
White gold for skiers and snowboarders
Deadly March winds
Spring fires and floods in northeast
Record-low water levels
Trilogy of October storms
Umbrella fatigue
Sunken tug leaks fuel 


The North

January warm and windy on Baffin
Thundersnow over Yellowknife
Quiet forest fire season
Record wet for Iqaluit


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