Weather Trivia November 25

By: plapman, 2:38 PM GMT on November 19, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia
November 25 1950: Following Toronto's (ON) greatest 1-day November snowfall (30.5 cm), the temperature rose to 10°C, and it rained. The Grey Cup went ahead, despite the quagmire playing field at Varsity Stadium. The game was a farce. Kicks and fumbles stopped dead in the mud. When a player was tackled, he slid 6 or 8 m on his back as the crowd laughed.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Enviro...

Updated: 3:10 PM GMT on November 25, 2015

Abbey Is Home Again

By: plapman, 2:28 PM GMT on November 18, 2015

Abbey is home again and doing well after her surgery.
We borrowed a kennel for her incase she couldn't navigate the stairs to the basement but she has no problems with the stairs. I'll have to take her for a short walk today for her daily bowel movement. The mass on her leg is being sent away to be tested to see what caused it. It may have been a cancerous tumor.
We have rain and snow with strong winds in our forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Our first ta...

Updated: 2:36 PM GMT on November 19, 2015

Emergency Surgery For Abbey

By: plapman, 2:46 PM GMT on November 17, 2015

Yesterday we took Abbey in for emergency surgery to remove a growth on her hind leg. It's been there for a while but it burst and was bleeding. We had her into a vet on Saturday and scheduled the operation for today but yesterday the bleeding wouldn't stop so we took her into the vet again. Hopefully she'll be home today.

Updated: 2:21 PM GMT on November 18, 2015

Weather Trivia November 14

By: plapman, 1:59 PM GMT on October 09, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

November 15 1942: Nearly 42 cm of fresh snow, stiff winds, and temperatures of -25�C paralyzed Edmonton, AB. News of the storm knocked war coverage off the top of the front page. Three people died in the storm, 2 from overexertion and 1 in a car accident. One car managed to travel Jasper Avenue from the west end to the city centre. The most serious problem was the lack of coal, so it was rationed to prevent pipes from freezing.

Updated: 3:15 PM GMT on November 17, 2015

Weather Trivia October 24

By: plapman, 1:42 PM GMT on August 16, 2015

Today's Weather Trivia

October 24 1846: Lightning struck the Episcopal Church on Butler's Hill in Yarmouth, NS, setting the steeple on fire. At the same time, the lighthouse at the Cape was also struck but only slightly damaged. Prior to the lightning, a huge thick cloud had settled over the town. It was so dark that people used candles in offices and homes at noon.
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Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on October 24, 2015

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