A Look Back: March 1st - 4th - Heavy Snow Hits the Nation's Capital
In 1999, March roared in like a lion in Ottawa. Between March 1st and 4th, 60.6 centimetres of snow fell on the Capital. The storm was a messy mix of snow and over 30 millimetres of rain that caused flooding, traffic headaches and cancelled flights. Coincidentally, the storm was on the anniversary of the city's worst snowstorm in history. In 1974, over the same four days, 80 centimetres fell on the city.