Todays Weather Trivia

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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:29 pm

7 January

2009: Snow on the ground at Chilliwack, BC, measured a record-breaking 59 cm deep. Over the next 3 days, 116 mm of rain fell, triggering mudslides, floods, and avalanches. Roads, including parts of the Trans-Canada Highways, were blocked. The flooding and slides killed numerous farm animals. One family had a basement full of floodwater mixed with manure from a neighbouring property.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:29 pm

Today's Weather Trivia

14 January


1919: For nearly an hour, Vancouver, BC, experienced a riveting thunderstorm, with vivid lightning. A brilliant blue flash of flame, followed by a loud thunderclap, scared many residents. The storm severed 2 of BC Electric Railway's 4 high-voltage transmission lines, paralyzing the system. Thousands of workers walked home in the rain and afternoon theatre crowds had no way to get home.

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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:36 pm

15 January

2006: The weather gods didn't rain on Vancouver, BC, today, ending 27 consecutive wet days, 1 day short of the 1953 record. Many rain clouds were in sight and a few raindrops fell downtown and in other areas of the "Lower Rainland," but no measurable rainfall occurred at the airport, where it counts. Most Vancouverites wanted the record-to make a month of wet torture worthwhile.

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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby SardisBCwxman » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:28 pm

Monty67 wrote:15 January

2006: The weather gods didn't rain on Vancouver, BC, today, ending 27 consecutive wet days, 1 day short of the 1953 record. Many rain clouds were in sight and a few raindrops fell downtown and in other areas of the "Lower Rainland," but no measurable rainfall occurred at the airport, where it counts. Most Vancouverites wanted the record-to make a month of wet torture worthwhile.

Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
These are great reads Mr. Monty, I recall getting one of these Weather trivia calenders back when they first came out years ago for Christmas and they were readily available in local bookstores. Now for the life of me I haven't been able to find them in any local bookstores. Only online or some kiosk in the mall at Christmas time which is kinda late now any idea where to find one?
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:44 am

17 January

1907: A cold, stormy period on Canada's Pacific coast left citizens angry with Mother Nature for daily shipwrecks, flooding, stranded tugboats, trees falling on houses, stalled trains, downed telegraph wires, and the effects of extreme cold (-16.7°C). On this day, the liquid in a Vancouver, BC, soda-pop factory's machinery froze and pipes burst, while filled bottles exploded; damage was $1,500.

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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:54 am

Today's Weather Trivia

30 January

1959: Seem familiar? The Danish ship Hans Hedtoft sent out an SOS after hitting an iceberg in fog on the North Atlantic. It was the ship's maiden voyage. The 130 persons aboard perished. The ship's builders considered her the safest and most modern of Arctic ships, designed to plough through pack ice around Greenland. She carried the latest navigation, warning equipment, and the most modern lifeboats.

Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:59 am

30 January

1968: Extreme winter conditions endured for most of the week in British Columbia's Lower Mainland. Temperatures dipped to -8°C with some snow. Monkeys at the Stanley Park zoo in Vancouver, BC, were given scarves to keep warm while the province was covered with Arctic air. Zookeepers reported that the penguins loved it.
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Monty67 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:16 pm

31 January


1916: In Vancouver, BC, snow was heaped high in the business and shopping districts. Some 67.7 cm fell during the month. Vehicles moved slowly, their wheels churning up snow like paddlewheelers. When a pedestrian did not hear the horn of an oncoming vehicle, the car drove over him, but the soft cushion of snow provided all the protection he needed, and he was not injured.
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby SardisBCwxman » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Monty67 wrote:31 January


1916: In Vancouver, BC, snow was heaped high in the business and shopping districts. Some 67.7 cm fell during the month. Vehicles moved slowly, their wheels churning up snow like paddlewheelers. When a pedestrian did not hear the horn of an oncoming vehicle, the car drove over him, but the soft cushion of snow provided all the protection he needed, and he was not injured.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
Wow! lol, too bad they didn't have lottery tickets back then.
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Re: Todays Weather Trivia

Postby Glacier » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:51 am

On this date in 1947 it was colder than Monty67's ex-girlfriend's heart.
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