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

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

Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 2:44 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

ay 21 1941:
As a thunderstorm raged overhead, the House of Commons was plunged into darkness soon after the sitting opened in the afternoon. The official Hansard recorder used a flashlight to take notes. After a few minutes of operating in semi-darkness, the Conservative House Leader suggested the House recess until the power was restored. Prime Minister Mackenzie King agreed-there was a 10-minute recess.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calend...

Today's Weather Trivia, A National Championship for a Llocal hockey team

By: plapman, 2:37 PM GMT on May 18, 2015

Portages Junior A hockey team won the national Championship last night by winning the RBC cup.
We had a late spring snowstorm yesterday and the ground is white again this morning, will spring ever come to the Northern Edge.
1931: Weather conditions across the prairies were ugly and varied, ranging from icy temperatures and snow flurries in Alberta and Saskatchewan to wild dust storms in Manitoba. So heavy was the dust-laden air in Manitoba that the plane ...

Back to Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 1:58 PM GMT on May 17, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia
17 May
1967: Twister-like winds hit parts of Metro Toronto, stirring up dust and scattering debris. When the wind stirred up dust from a vacant lot, a woman grabbed her baby from a stroller, which then became airborne. As she lay on the ground clutching her infant, the wind flattened a toddler against a fence.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

« View Older Entries

About plapman

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. :)

plapman's Recent Photos

Above My Basement Window
A Strange Cloud
Scott Ave.  Portage la Prairie, Mb
My Street

Personal Weather Stations

About Personal Weather Stations