Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 5:21 PM GMT on May 26, 2015


May 26 2010:
In Ottawa, ON, the temperature peaked at 35.8°C, breaking the daily record by about 5°C. Even more spectacular, it was the warmest day ever before the first day of summer. Schools cancelled outdoor activities to protect their students. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health issued a 2-day heat alert. Paramedics responded to several calls from dehydrated people and patients with asthma and bronchitis.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Tr...

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 1:40 PM GMT on May 25, 2015

May 25 1840:
Fires raged the woods across PEI destroying valuable timber and grain, particularly in the Murray Harbour area. A schoolhouse burned to the ground. On the road to Vernon River, fires destroyed several bridges, interrupting travel for months. Several buildings and out-houses were reduced to ashes. Fortunately rains helped extinguish the fires.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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Updated: 5:20 PM GMT on May 26, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia 24 May

By: plapman, 8:40 PM GMT on May 24, 2015

2005: Several wet days delayed seeding across the Maritimes. The ground was cold and damp and the worry was that seed might rot in the ground if it stayed damp. In Prince Edward Island only 25% of spring planting was completed because the fields were still too cold and wet. The emergence of tree leaves and blossoms was 2 weeks behind schedule. Partly cloudy was looking pretty good for most people.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Ph...

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 1:39 PM GMT on May 23, 2015

23 May 1893:
A fierce windstorm and possible tornado touched down in Montreal, QC, inflicting extensive damage. The storm carried off part of the roof from the Hotel St. Laurent, ripping it like it was cardboard. The windows of the Turkish bath suffered damage, and chimneys blew down. At the bank, the clerks saved their lives by rushing into the vault.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 8:39 PM GMT on May 24, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 1:43 PM GMT on May 22, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

22 May 1921:
Halifax, NS, sweltered in warm muggy weather. At about 10:30 PM, with unprecedented suddenness, a tempest swept over the city. The storm began just as theatres were letting out. Scores of motorcars jammed along curbs, tramcars were held waiting for the theatre crowds, and hundreds sought shelter from the pelting rain in tea rooms and hotel lobbies and under awnings and doorways.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian W...

Updated: 1:38 PM GMT on May 23, 2015

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