Snow, a nasty 4 letter word.

By: plapman, 1:44 PM GMT on October 29, 2014

yesterday we had our first snow. Most of it melted as soon as hit the ground. :)
My walks with Abbey are getting shorter and shorter. The old girl seems to be suffering with arthritis like me.
I may have to permanently close the Northern Edge.
My tinnitus is driving me insane.
It changes with the weather. On cloudy days its a high pitched hiss and on clear days it a high whistling noise. The change occurs a couple of days before the change in th...

Weather Trivia for Sept. 19

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on September 19, 2014

September 19 2006
The largest caribou herd in the Northwest Territories continued its precipitous decline. The Bathhurst herd had 472,000 caribou 20 years ago; this year, it had 128,000. The decline was attributed to severe ice that left a hard layer of snow cover and reduced the caribou's ability to feed, as did the constant harassment of a bumper crop of mosquitoes, produced by unusually wet years.
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Updated: 3:11 AM GMT on September 22, 2014

Weather Trivia For Sept. 17

By: plapman, 12:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

September 17 1862
The ship Blue Jacket left Portugal Cove, NL, with 19 aboard. It soon ran into a gale and listed to starboard. When a fire broke out, all but the engineer and a woman passenger climbed into lifeboats. Against all odds, the crew of a fishing skiff rescued them and returned to save the woman but not the engineer. Countless people say they've seen the ghost of the Blue Jacket in Conception Bay.
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Weather trivia for Sept. 16

By: plapman, 12:15 PM GMT on September 16, 2014

September 16 1972: When their plane strayed off course in heavy rain and fog, 4 people from Duluth, MN, missed a wedding in Thief River Falls, MN, and the pilot was fined. After landing his Cherokee 140 on Highway 11 about 40 km from Atikokan, ON, the pilot did not remove its wings and haul it to an airport strip but took off from the highway. When he landed at the Atikokan airstrip, the OPP ticketed him.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by...

Todays Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 12:51 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

September 14 1917
In Quebec City, QC, a fierce gale and whitecaps on the St. Lawrence River welcomed 100s of visitors arriving to witness the raising of a new bridge span. High tide was ideal for transporting and raising the structure, but a calm river was needed to transfer the span from the pontoons it was built upon to the site. Operations were postponed for a day, despite the loss of some tidal advantage.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Cal...

Updated: 12:13 PM GMT on September 16, 2014

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Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)