A Look Back: March 3rd and 4th, 1971 - The 'Snowstorm of the Century' hits Montreal.
On March 3rd and 4th, 1971, Montreal was battered by what was known as the city's snowstorm of the century. The storm ranks fifth in terms of total snowfall. But the 43.2 centimetres that fell at Trudeau and the 51.1 that fell at Saint-Hubert on the fourth are one-day records that stand to this day. The storm was especially bad because of the intensity of the snow. There were also strong winds. 17 people died as a result of the storm.