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.1992 A storm over the Maritimes produced snow, rain, freezing rain and winds gusting to more than 100km/h.On the same day 113cm snow fell in Terrace, BC, 14cm more than had ever been recorded here before. 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.Small planes were damaged in the wind and the storm caused a 5 storey building being built in Dartmouth, NS to collapse.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.
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.
The same storm produced a fall of 53cm snow at Moncton, NB. 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.
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. Click here to find out what the weather's doing right now in Toronto. 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.
2000 0,000 damage was caused in the Channel Head area in Newfoundland when a freak wave hit.