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Weather and the Paralympics


March 22, 2010 — The 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games end on a soggy note.

With rain falling on both Whistler and Vancouver this past weekend, conditions weren't exactly ideal for the end of the Paralympic Games.

But overall, the weather wasn't so bad for this 10-day event.

There were alpine delays and cancellations the first weekend due to fog a low visibility, but otherwise, the skies were mainly clear. Some days were even filled with sunshine.

There weren't nearly as many weather concerns as there were with the Olympic Games back in February. Mother Nature threw a series of curve balls at the athletes and organizers, with events being cancelled and postponed for fog, heavy snow, melting snow and ice.

Despite the sometimes-poor weather at these Paralympic Games, Canadians boasted an exceptional performance. The country placed third overall with a total of 18 medals, 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze. Canadian Para-Alpine athlete Viviane Forest, who is sponsored by The Weather Network, also accomplished quite the mission. She won her fifth medal and third silver of the games on Saturday in the super combined. Forest also won gold in downhill, silver in slalom and super giant slalom and bronze in giant slalom.

If you're in Vancouver this week, you'll want to keep your umbrella handy. The next few days will be unsettled. For more details, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

The Weather Network is proud to sponsor Canadian Para-Alpine athlete Viviane Forest. Congratulations on your five medals at these Paralympic Games!

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