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.
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.
This isn't too far off the coldest nights ever recorded here, -42.8C on 29th December 1968 and 23rd January 1969. 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.Click here to see what the weather's like here right now.1909 Heavy rain on the 5th and 6th damaged roads and bridges in New Brunswick.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.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.The same stomr deposited 53cm snow in Saint John, New Brunswick, just 6cm short of their 24 hour snowfall record set in 1960.1901 Toronto's coldest night of the year as lows drop to -28.8C.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.