Weather Trivia of the Day May 30

By: plapman , 12:20 PM GMT on May 04, 2014

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Today's Weather Trivia

May 30 1961:
The most intense rainstorm ever in Canada-250 mm in less than 1 hour-occurred at Buffalo Gap, SK. Accompanied by heavy hail and strong winds, the torrents of water washed out roads, eroded fields, and even peeled bark from several large trees. The land was stripped clean of soil and vegetation. Strong winds moved an empty boxcar upgrade for 55 m.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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30. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:59 PM GMT on June 02, 2014
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29. Ylee
2:21 AM GMT on May 30, 2014
Well, at least you don't have to water the tulips! :' )
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28. WeatherWise
12:32 PM GMT on May 29, 2014



Good Morning, Plapman, I see you have spring flowers this am! Looks like a bit of rain moving in on your radar. Hope you are having a wonderful week! It's Thursay, already!

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27. Ylee
6:38 AM GMT on May 28, 2014
You can see the tulips at night! Cool!
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26. Thoughtsteader
8:53 PM GMT on May 27, 2014
Ah, the old out-building tipping trick. Almost as good as cow tipping, no? We had a couple of tornado warnings ourselves last night, but nothing much came of it here. We did get about 1.5" of rain -- not nearly as much as a bit farther north, but enough to make a difference. There's a rumor we might get more. I surely do hope so!
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25. Ylee
2:12 PM GMT on May 25, 2014
Looks like the tulips are taking a beating this morning! It seems like the trivia calendar has nothing but tornado stories lately; you'd wonder if there was any bits of canada left! ;' )

Have a good and dry Sunday!
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24. Ylee
3:00 PM GMT on May 23, 2014
Nice tulip! Your Friday entry reminds me of the stories my grandma used to tell about lightning coming in through the TV antenna wires. They quickly learned to disconnect the wires whenever a storm threatened!

Enjoy the sunshine!
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23. ycd0108
12:07 AM GMT on May 21, 2014
Further to #18:
It does not seem to be a phenomenon of modern times:
http://home.comcast.net/~bfquinn83/personal/gwd_n arrative.htm
George Washington Dow, captain of the largest sailing vessel ever launched was one of two survivors of the wreck where 17 crewmen perished.
He apparently died in his bed years later.
God rest his soul.
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22. Ylee
4:05 AM GMT on May 20, 2014
Looks like you have some storms on the radar! At least the Queen is home to tuck you in! :' )
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20. GRANDMANAN
11:20 AM GMT on May 19, 2014
Morning Tony, similar weather conditions as you, here in the Bay of Fundy, in between rain showers, ground is saturated, not going to be a change for a couple of days.

Have a good one.

Rob
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19. Thoughtsteader
8:16 PM GMT on May 18, 2014
What ycd said - that's the first thing I thought of, too - those negligent captains. On the other hand, they are the exceptions rather than the rule. At least, I hope so!

Is that green grass I see? My, my - there's spring even on the Northern Edge!

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18. ycd0108
7:20 PM GMT on May 18, 2014
Today's "Weather Trivia" makes me wonder what has gone wrong with modern ships' captains and crew:
Queen of the North, Costa Concordia and the Korean Ferry sinking come to mind.
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17. palmettobug53
3:50 PM GMT on May 18, 2014
Hi, Tony! I hope you and Abbey have been getting in some walks. It is looking green on your webcam.
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16. Ylee
1:10 PM GMT on May 18, 2014
Getting some rain today? We actually had a light frostthis morning! I see something green growing in the lower left hand corner!

Have a good Sunday! Oh, I forgot, you're retired; every day is a Sunday to you! :' )
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15. GRANDMANAN
2:52 PM GMT on May 17, 2014
Hi Tony, yes u could have been caught by the tide, but it would go out again to let you get home. Seems full tides more common this past couple of years, or time passes so quick just seems that way. Mainland
Have visitor from Killarney hitting here next week for a few days, just the female part of the union, she and Donna have plans for a few days on the mainland looking things over.
Spring is coming had to mow the lawn for the first time this morning, seems the lawn got bigger over the winter or I more out of shape, have a good one.

Rob
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14. Ylee
3:08 PM GMT on May 16, 2014
Looks really nice out there, Tony! I wonder if your neighbor could put a webcam in his basement window? :' )
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13. GardenGrrl
2:06 PM GMT on May 16, 2014
Allright Alley! You go speed girl! Glad your cataract surgery went well.

Hi Tony, yeah it looks like a good day everywhere for dog walking. First I have to walk the lawnmower though.

Have a great day.
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12. Ylee
4:04 AM GMT on May 12, 2014
I wonder if the farmer mentioned on the May 11th trivia charged admission? :' )
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11. palmettobug53
2:24 PM GMT on May 11, 2014
Hi, Tony.

It sure is nice to see dirt and grass on your webcam! I know you were probably beginning to think you'd never see them again.

We've already had several days of 90F plus temps. It's dropped back down into the 80's the past few days and it looks like the temps will stay there awhile. I sure hope so. While I like warm weather, I really don't like HOT.

We're never satisfied, are we? When it's freezing, we dream of summer temps and when summer really hits, we dream of winter!
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10. Ylee
2:16 PM GMT on May 09, 2014
Glad your surgery was successful, Alley!

Tony, have you got your mower serviced yet? That grass is starting to look green.... :' )
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9. plapman
8:53 PM GMT on May 08, 2014
Alley, I had a ride along one night while with citizens on Patrol.
Those police cars sure do go. I was with a young fellow , 6 month out the academy at Regina. You could tell he wanted to get out and go just by the way he used the gas pedal. it was a great experience.
Glad to hear your eye surgery worked out well.
Have a good one while we enjoy the sunshine.
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8. Alleyoops
5:52 PM GMT on May 08, 2014
Hi Tony, have not been around for a few days, just had eye surgery. Now both eyes have had their cataracts removed. Sure can see better but until I get my reading glasses, no close detailed work.
I see on Ylee's blog that you had the opportunity to drive a corvette and put her through her paces. Well I have done better. LOL Always was a speed demon so when I was manager of a car rental agency way back in the day, we managed to get some "heavy Fords" on our fleet. Cars that were destined for the OPP but never picked up. Those babies are calibrated for l50 mph and will do a bit better. Rather stripped down in the interior for obvious regions, the engines were fine tuned. Here on the 40l, a friend of mine and I tried one out. We got to l40 and chickened out, he was an OPP officer. LOL Those poles sure clicked by fast as I sat in the passenger seat strapped in like a baby in the seat. I don't know how cops do it but on this highway, its common for them to hit speeds like this when in a chase. I can tell you, after it hit 120, I was saying every prayer I knew...LOL When we finally stopped just outside of Windsor, I must say, it was an experience and he commented it was the smoothest ride he has driven. These days, one would have to own a gas station, just to fuel those big old Fords to go shopping. We only kept those two cars on our fleet for a couple of months and then sold them to the local police dept for cost. Did not want some dude getting into one and splattering himself all over the highway trying to see what it would do.
When I lived in Toronto, I got to enjoy a couple of luxury cars via work. One was a nice Mercedes convertible and the other was a sexy Jag with a personal radar detector in it. LOL, yup I took them out on the 400 going North to Barrie and opened them up. Only thing is, ya really have to watch the cops....bwahahahahahahaha
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7. GardenGrrl
3:19 PM GMT on May 08, 2014
Looks like you are having a pretty day. We finally have some rain, with the 3 year drought, grey skies dropping rain are pretty here.
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6. Ylee
5:12 PM GMT on May 07, 2014
Hi, Tony! looks like galoshes for Abbey today! :' )
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5. WeatherWise
11:56 AM GMT on May 07, 2014
Good Morning, Plapman! Just came by to check on you and to leave you some pretty flowers from Virginia.

The May flowers are quite lovely here!


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4. GardenGrrl
10:00 AM GMT on May 06, 2014
Good Morning, it's pitch black outside your window except for the neighbors porch light.
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3. GRANDMANAN
9:14 AM GMT on May 06, 2014
Yo Tony, haven't been checking up on ya this past little while, trust the spring weather has improved your outlook on things, not much to brag about around here to suggest spring is anywhere too close. Have heard from the Killarney area that guys are on the land and seeding moving along, hard to imagine with the winter you guys have endured.

Have a good one.

Rob
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2. Thoughtsteader
11:53 AM GMT on May 05, 2014
It's nice when things work out -- that is, not enough leaves on the trees for that late snow to do much damage.

It looks as though you might have the beginnings of buds on your trees, but maybe that's just "wishful looking" on my part. I know you're more than ready for it.

I finally heard some nighthawks last night, swooping for insects. That's a real sound of summer, and I'm glad to hear it, although it did get a little sticky last night, and I'm not so fond of that. Always something to complain about, eh?

Have a good day!
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1. Ylee
2:00 AM GMT on May 05, 2014
We have sinkholes a little south of here, too. All we've lost lately, however has been Corvettes.... :' )

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
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