Today's weather Trivia and Manitoba Tornados.

By: plapman, 2:03 PM GMT on April 18, 2014

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Portage la Prairie had a tornado on June 22, 1922. It is ranked as the `10th deadliest tornado in Canada.. 5 people died as a result of it.
The steeple of a brick church was destroyed.
Elie, a small town about 20 miles east , of us had an F5 tornado in 2007.

Today's Weather Trivia
April 18 1862:
Spring ice break-up on the Becancour River in Trois-Rivieres, QC, inflicted property damage, especially to bridges. At night...

Weather Trivia of the Day

By: plapman, 1:45 PM GMT on April 17, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia

April 17 1967 aA tornado ripped a 90-km path through southwestern Ontario killing 1 man. Near Hensall, more than 100 pupils crouched on the floor while suction from the twister tossed around classroom furniture. Two teenagers said a gun-club roof flew 120 m straight up, then chased them. The twister ripped out the insides of a piano and scattered it across a field. The piano's shell stayed in the building.
Excerpt from 'The C...

Updated: 2:00 PM GMT on April 18, 2014

Weather Trivia of the Day and a Nature Photo From My Walk With Abbey

By: plapman, 12:07 PM GMT on April 16, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia April 16 1987:
North of Calgary, the mild winter (temperatures peaked at 16°C in January and 21°C in early March) and unharvested grain fields produced the worst infestation of field mice in 40 years.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

The other day while walking Abbey I used the phone to capture some Canada Geese. I'll bet their wondering why they came this ea...

Updated: 1:44 PM GMT on April 17, 2014

Weather Trivia of the Day and A Broken Record

By: plapman, 1:36 PM GMT on April 15, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia
April 15 1834:
According to the Gleaner newspaper, the Isabella was struck by lightning while at berth in the Saint John, NB, harbour. The bolt carried away the fore and main topmast and shattered the starboard side of the deck, before exiting under the fore chains. Lightning bolts struck twice, the first time making a sailor insensible.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Can...

Portage Diversion Opened

By: plapman, 1:40 PM GMT on April 14, 2014

From Portageonline.com

Portage Diversion

This weekend saw the Portage Diversion swing into operation. The province issued a high water advisory on the Assiniboine River on Saturday, from St. Lazare to Portage la Prairie, due ice jams.

Flows through the Diversion could be as high as 2500 cubic feet per second. An ice jam occurred near Spruce Woods Provincial Park, causing water levels to rise about 7 feet, forcing the closure of a sec...

Updated: 1:35 PM GMT on April 15, 2014

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Elevation: 850 ft
Temperature: 32.7 °F
Dew Point: 27.2 °F
Humidity: 80%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.7 mph
Updated: 4:04 AM CDT on April 20, 2014

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