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. :)
By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on June 29, 2015
June 30 1956: A farmer from northeast of Langruth, MB, had begun working for the Manitoba Power Commission 2 weeks before to earn money to insure his crops against hail damage. Just hours before he intended to buy the policy, the worst hailstorm in 27 years struck his area. The ruined farmer watched from his car as golf-ball-sized hail pounded his glorious fields of wheat and oats into the ground.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Ph...
Updated: 2:21 PM GMT on June 30, 2015
By: plapman, 4:01 PM GMT on June 28, 2015
June 28 1957: The tail end of Hurricane Audrey lashed Metro Toronto leaving washed-out roads, flooded cellars, stalled cars, and power blackouts. A 2-year-old boy drowned in Black Creek. Rain amounted to over 70 mm. Mud and silt remained in cellars and streets-deep enough to derail 2 streetcars. Police used sirens to warn residents in Highland Creek Valley.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
Updated: 2:55 PM GMT on June 29, 2015
By: plapman, 1:39 PM GMT on June 26, 2015
June 261952: A fisher near Cowansville died when a thunderstorm swept southern Quebec. In Montreal, a quick-thinking conductor kept passengers from panicking as he rolled his smoke-filled streetcar to a stop after lightning hit its pole and blew the switch box. Lightening also killed a man watching the storm on his veranda. Before the storm, Montreal Harbour river traffic was stalled by thick fog.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David P...
Updated: 4:00 PM GMT on June 28, 2015
By: plapman, 3:15 PM GMT on June 25, 2015
A sulphur-laden rain shower fell on Dawson, YT, and vicinity. The 30-minute downpour left pools and sidewalks streaked with a yellow substance. Chemists declared that it was sulphur, which was likely carried in the upper atmospheric currents after the eruption of an Indonesian volcano. Similar-coloured rain occurred at Eagle, Alaska, and in northern British Columbia.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © E...
Updated: 1:37 PM GMT on June 26, 2015
By: plapman, 2:55 PM GMT on June 02, 2015
June 5 2009:
Calgarians in Alberta faced a rare June snowfall. When the snow finally ended, it amounted to 3.8 cm, but it disappeared in a few hours. The blast of winter weather left 1,245 bare-skinned participants of The Underwear Affair covered in goose bumps. They had stripped down to raise money for cancer diseases that strike below the belt.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment
Updated: 11:59 AM GMT on June 05, 2015