Weather Trivia of the Day

By: plapman , 12:34 PM GMT on March 29, 2014

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Today's Weather Trivia 29 March
1902: A Selkirk, MB, farmer crossed Lake Winnipeg to buy some hay for his horses. He confronted such deep snow that his horses became exhausted and could go no further. After a few hours' struggle, he came upon a ship caught in the ice the previous fall. He broke into the ship's cabin for the night. The next morning he reached a house where he was met by a search party sent out by his son.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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6. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:15 AM GMT on March 30, 2014
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5. Ylee
10:17 PM GMT on March 29, 2014
Alley, good luck on your surgery!
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4. Alleyoops
7:34 PM GMT on March 29, 2014
Hi Tony, happy to see you back with the Northern Edge. Take care on your walks because old bones don't heal as well when we fall on our butts. Don't want to hear your nursing a broken hip. I go in Monday morning for the first of my eye surgeries. Pesky cataracts seem to be the rage right now... It sure will be nice to see again. Now its like walking in a London pea-souper.

Have a great wknd dear ones. Give my best to the Queen.
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3. Thoughtsteader
3:47 PM GMT on March 29, 2014
I lost track of Lake Michigan this year, but at one point there was some concern that it was going to freeze over completely. A friend who lives in the UP had some fabulous photos posted of frozen lakes and bays up there. Really, it's good for winter to be going away. It does look like the snow is pulling away from the edge of your driveway, though!
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2. ycd0108
2:29 PM GMT on March 29, 2014
Mornin' Tony:
I hope Ylee can see this:
Edit:
"The Cremation of Sam McGee"
Read By Johnny Cash.

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1. Ylee
12:39 PM GMT on March 29, 2014
That's a heck of a story! Do boats get stuck in the ice up there often?

Hope you have a good day!
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