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Weather Trivia of the Day and 46 Years With the Queen

By: plapman, 12:07 PM GMT on August 31, 2014

August 31 2005
Remnants of Hurricane Katrina dumped up to 100 mm of rain on southern Ontario and Quebec, setting daily records at Ottawa and Montreal. Montreal escaped flooding as rain fell over many hours, but wind knocked a tree onto a car. In Kingston, ON, winds uprooted trees, tore down a power line, and damaged homes. Traffic crept through 1-m-deep water. Sidewalks and streets were submerged, swamping cars.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Today is the 46th anniversary for the Queen and me. That's a long time to be together. Our oldest daughter will be 44 in December. I keep telling her she's getting old.:)

Updated: 12:44 PM GMT on September 01, 2014

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More Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 12:06 PM GMT on August 30, 2014

August 30 1980
Lightning struck a Scarborough, ON, man while he stood in front of his basement apartment kitchen sink. The electricity travelled through his feet and hands. A bright flash in the sink hurled him 1 m into the air, but the only thing damaged was his watch, stopping at 11:50 AM. The victim received a nasty shock, felt dizzy, but was unhurt.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 12:13 PM GMT on August 31, 2014

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BACK TO wEATHER TRIVIA

By: plapman, 2:13 PM GMT on August 29, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia

August 29 2009:
With the ground still saturated from Hurricane Bill, Tropical Storm Danny dumped buckets of rain on Atlantic Canada, causing more flooding and power outages. A hybrid storm picked up Danny's leftover moisture and dumped more than 100 mm of rain in Saint John and Moncton, NB, among other places, swamping streets, cutting power to thousands, and forcing residents to evacuate their homes.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 12:05 PM GMT on August 30, 2014

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From AC to Heat in a Week

By: plapman, 1:23 PM GMT on August 25, 2014

After the heat we experienced a week ago I turned the heat on today.
I keep asking myself why my ancestors stopped in Manitoba. I'm sure there must be someplace with a more stable climate.

Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on August 29, 2014

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A Tree Over My Home

By: plapman, 9:37 PM GMT on August 18, 2014

A few days ago the neighbor had a tree removed. It had split in a windstorm. The fellows cutting down the tree swung this huge piece right over my home. I was kind of wishing it would fall and get me a new house. :)




Updated: 1:22 PM GMT on August 25, 2014

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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. :)