2019 Floods
The 2019 floods atop the “ten most significant weather events marking Canada”
Article published on 23 January 2020
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The ’’top ten most significant weather events in Canada in 2019", issued by Environment Canada, specifies the ten worst weather events over the previous year. Significant events even affecting regions like the Pontiac, such as the ’spring floods along the Ottawa river’, which is positioned at the top of the list.

David Phillips, the Senior Climatologist at Environment Canada, explained how this event marked the country in such a way to be considered first.

Phillips also talked about the increase in significant weather events in Canada over the past few decades.

Top Ten most significant weather events in Canada in 2019:
1. A new record flood along the Ottawa River
2. Active hurricane season as planned
3. Unexpected precipitation in the Prairies
4. A brrrrutal month of February in Canada
5. Heat records persistent in the Arctic
6. On the Prairies… too dry at the start, too wet at the end
7. The Weather Witch Stole Halloween
8. Spring absent in the East
9. The fleuve Saint-Jean overflows again
10. Less fires, more area burned

The full interview with meteorologist Simon Legault is available here.

An interview in English with Senior Climatologist David Phillips on the matter can also be found here.

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