When northwestern B.C. saw near-record and record snowfall 20 years ago
More than a metre of snow piled up in Terrace and other parts of northwestern B.C. on Feb. 11, 1999
Twenty years ago, The National devoted a brief section of the program to tell viewers about a snowstorm that had already dumped 110 centimetres of snow on Terrace, B.C., with more to come.
The storm shut down highways and a regional airport. Schools were also closed, according to a report from The Canadian Press.
The National reported that the 110-cm snowfall total — and still climbing at the time of the broadcast — was "nearly a one-day Canadian record."
However, a one-day record was, in fact, set that day in British Columbia, but not in Terrace.
The 145-centimetres total that accrued in the Tahtsa Lake area that day made it onto Environment Canada's list of the top weather events in the 20th century in Canada.