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By: plapman, 1:12 PM GMT on July 25, 2015
Today's Weather Trivia
August 3 1931: Lightning struck a house near Timmins, ON, twice in minutes. The first strike hit the kitchen tearing a gaping hole in the roof and slashing the linoleum. When a mother and son ran to the kitchen to see the commotion, a second bolt struck the front of the house. Although erratic with multiple hits, lightning failed to do any material damage to the furniture. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by Dav...
Updated: 2:31 PM GMT on August 03, 2015
By: plapman, 4:10 PM GMT on July 24, 2015
Yesterday's heavy thunderstorms kept Portage la Prairie firefighters busy.
They were called to a home on 2nd Street Northwest just before 5 o'clock, after a neighbour reported it was struck by lightning.
A fire official says the bolt hit the northwest corner of the house, and travelled across on old wire to the southwest corner, where it tore a 2 foot by 4 foot hole in the soffitt.
The lightning also blew a 24 to 30 inch hole in a bedroom. While there...
By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on June 29, 2015
Today's Weather Trivia
July 23 2007: Parts of British Columbia's south coast had a "funny" July. A 2-week heat spell was followed by 7 straight days of rain, cool temperatures, occasional fog, and loads of overcast. Greater Victoria had never had such persistent rain in July. Vancouver also broke an all-time July record with 7 consecutive rainy days. Usually the driest part of the year, mid-summer felt like early autumn. . xcerpt from 'The Canadian Weat...
Updated: 4:07 PM GMT on July 24, 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