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This Day in Weather History

February 20, 2010 — On this day in weather history, there are a couple events that still have people talking and shivering.

On February 20, 2004, both Nova Scotia and P.E.I. were hit with close to a metre of snow (almost 100 centimetres).

But it's the howling winds that people still remember.

Gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour swept through the area. Conditions got so bad that Nova Scotia was forced to issue its first 'Code Black' emergency in history.

Meanwhile, looking even farther back in history, on this day in 1974 the highest sustained wind speeds on record hit Bonilla Island, B.C. Fierce winds ripped through the region with gusts of 143 kilometres per hour.

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