Today's Weather Trivia June 29 1963

By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on June 29, 2015






A remarkable 1-day snowfall of 111.8 cm occurred at Livingston Ranger Station, AB. For several years this stood as the greatest, all-time, 1-day snowfall ever recorded in Canada. The record was broken on January 17, 1974 at Lakelse, BC, and again on February 11, 1999, at Tahtsa Lake West, BC.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


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Today's Weather Trivia June 28

By: plapman, 4:01 PM GMT on June 28, 2015

June 28 1957: The tail end of Hurricane Audrey lashed Metro Toronto leaving washed-out roads, flooded cellars, stalled cars, and power blackouts. A 2-year-old boy drowned in Black Creek. Rain amounted to over 70 mm. Mud and silt remained in cellars and streets-deep enough to derail 2 streetcars. Police used sirens to warn residents in Highland Creek Valley.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 2:55 PM GMT on June 29, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 1:39 PM GMT on June 26, 2015

June 261952: A fisher near Cowansville died when a thunderstorm swept southern Quebec. In Montreal, a quick-thinking conductor kept passengers from panicking as he rolled his smoke-filled streetcar to a stop after lightning hit its pole and blew the switch box. Lightening also killed a man watching the storm on his veranda. Before the storm, Montreal Harbour river traffic was stalled by thick fog.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David P...

Updated: 4:00 PM GMT on June 28, 2015

Todays Weather Triva

By: plapman, 3:15 PM GMT on June 25, 2015

June 251919:
A sulphur-laden rain shower fell on Dawson, YT, and vicinity. The 30-minute downpour left pools and sidewalks streaked with a yellow substance. Chemists declared that it was sulphur, which was likely carried in the upper atmospheric currents after the eruption of an Indonesian volcano. Similar-coloured rain occurred at Eagle, Alaska, and in northern British Columbia.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © E...

Updated: 1:37 PM GMT on June 26, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 2:55 PM GMT on June 02, 2015

June 5 2009:
Calgarians in Alberta faced a rare June snowfall. When the snow finally ended, it amounted to 3.8 cm, but it disappeared in a few hours. The blast of winter weather left 1,245 bare-skinned participants of The Underwear Affair covered in goose bumps. They had stripped down to raise money for cancer diseases that strike below the belt.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment


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Updated: 11:59 AM GMT on June 05, 2015

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