SOURCE: The Weather Network

The Weather Network

April 23, 2014 09:56 ET

The Weather Network Celebrates 25 Years and Looks Back on Wild Canadian Weather

Canadians Have 'Weathered' It All -- Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods and More

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - 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

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. 

About Pelmorex Media Inc.

Celebrating 25 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Beat the Traffic and The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and smartphone apps. Pelmorex owns and operates Eltiempo, Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. With strong roots in weather, we continue to leverage technology and science to help consumers plan their day by expanding the Pelmorex family to include Beat the Traffic, a leading multi-platform brand that finds the fastest route from point A to point B. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (NAADS) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. Pelmorex has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers as well as Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for eight consecutive years.

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Contact Information

  • Contact information
    For detailed information on why each of these storms made the list or arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact:
    Becky Brescacin
    High Road Communications