Weather Trivia for Sept. 19

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on September 19, 2014

September 19 2006
The largest caribou herd in the Northwest Territories continued its precipitous decline. The Bathhurst herd had 472,000 caribou 20 years ago; this year, it had 128,000. The decline was attributed to severe ice that left a hard layer of snow cover and reduced the caribou's ability to feed, as did the constant harassment of a bumper crop of mosquitoes, produced by unusually wet years.
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Updated: 3:11 AM GMT on September 22, 2014

Weather Trivia For Sept. 17

By: plapman, 12:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

September 17 1862
The ship Blue Jacket left Portugal Cove, NL, with 19 aboard. It soon ran into a gale and listed to starboard. When a fire broke out, all but the engineer and a woman passenger climbed into lifeboats. Against all odds, the crew of a fishing skiff rescued them and returned to save the woman but not the engineer. Countless people say they've seen the ghost of the Blue Jacket in Conception Bay.
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Weather trivia for Sept. 16

By: plapman, 12:15 PM GMT on September 16, 2014

September 16 1972: When their plane strayed off course in heavy rain and fog, 4 people from Duluth, MN, missed a wedding in Thief River Falls, MN, and the pilot was fined. After landing his Cherokee 140 on Highway 11 about 40 km from Atikokan, ON, the pilot did not remove its wings and haul it to an airport strip but took off from the highway. When he landed at the Atikokan airstrip, the OPP ticketed him.
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Todays Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 12:51 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

September 14 1917
In Quebec City, QC, a fierce gale and whitecaps on the St. Lawrence River welcomed 100s of visitors arriving to witness the raising of a new bridge span. High tide was ideal for transporting and raising the structure, but a calm river was needed to transfer the span from the pontoons it was built upon to the site. Operations were postponed for a day, despite the loss of some tidal advantage.
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Updated: 12:13 PM GMT on September 16, 2014

Weather Trivia For September 10

By: plapman, 2:43 PM GMT on September 10, 2014

September 10 1830
Heavy rains raised the water level in the Annapolis River in Nova Scotia to a height higher than it had been for nearly 40 years. Waters inundated and waterlogged intervale lands planted with corn and potatoes to a depth of 3 m. Damage extended for 70 km along the river. Flood waters swept away tonnes of hay and grain, and washed away fertile soils, fences, and bridges.
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Updated: 12:50 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

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