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Today's Weather Trivia

By: plapman, 11:08 AM GMT on March 31, 2014

March 31 2005
Around Vancouver, BC, production of a movie starring Harrison Ford was held up because it wasn't stormy enough, putting production about 10 days behind schedule. The Vancouver scenes called for bad weather, so producers had to bring in rainmaking machines to put around the house. Further, they had to relocate to different rooms in the house to avoid the sunshine coming through the windows.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

it looks like the storm will pass the SE of the Northern Edge but give southeastern Manitoba and north western Ontario blizzard conditions.
Luckily for me as we've put our snow clearing man on standby until next winter.
I'm having to shorten my daily walks with Abbey. I think she's developed arthritis and after a long running in the snow she comes home limping. It's sad to see her climb the basement stairs favoring one leg. On her last visit to the vet the vet guesstimated her age to be around 10 years.

Updated: 11:03 AM GMT on April 01, 2014


Weather Trivia and a Late Spring Storm

By: plapman, 11:15 AM GMT on March 30, 2014

Winter storm watch in effect for:
•Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman

10 to 25 cm of snow and poor visibilities in blowing snow possible on Monday.
The potential for severe winter weather exists over these regions.
An intensifying Colorado low will track northeastward into Minnesota on Monday. Heavy snow is expected to blossom across North Dakota this evening and spread into Southern Manitoba overnight and Monday as this early spring storm system deepens. This system is just beginning to organize itself over the Rocky Mountains so there is still some uncertainty as to the track and intensity of this system, but current computer models are indicating the most significant snowfall will fall from Central North Dakota into Southeastern Manitoba and stretching into Northwestern Ontario. For Southern Manitoba snowfall will range from 5 cm in the Brandon area increasing to 20 to 25 cm over extreme southeastern areas of the province. Winnipeg can expect 5 to 10 cm of snow. In addition to the snow strong northerly winds will develop on Monday with gusts to 70 to 80 km/h possible over the Red River Valley. So with the strong winds and falling snow blizzard conditions are possible over the valley on Monday. A winter storm watch is an alert of the potential development of severe winter weather. Persons in or near these areas should be prepared for developing adverse weather conditions and should listen for updated watches and possible warnings.
Today's Weather Trivia 30 March
1848: Niagara Falls suddenly fell extraordinarily silent. Several ladies traversed the river bed to mount dry Table Rock. Near old Chippewa Fort, 30 m beyond low-water mark, an old potash kettle, gun barrel, bayonets, muskets, and swords were discovered. In less than 48 hours, the water was at its usual level. The accumulation of ice at the river's egress from Lake Erie had blocked the outlet.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 11:04 AM GMT on March 31, 2014


Weather Trivia of the Day

By: plapman, 12:34 PM GMT on March 29, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia 29 March
1902: A Selkirk, MB, farmer crossed Lake Winnipeg to buy some hay for his horses. He confronted such deep snow that his horses became exhausted and could go no further. After a few hours' struggle, he came upon a ship caught in the ice the previous fall. He broke into the ship's cabin for the night. The next morning he reached a house where he was met by a search party sent out by his son.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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Weather Trivia of the Day

By: plapman, 7:15 PM GMT on March 28, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia 28 March
1986: Farmers in southern Alberta watched helplessly as persistently strong winds stripped the soil. Conditions were especially bad near Lethbridge, AB, where clouds of soil filled the air and reduced visibility to a couple of kilometres. The violent gusts toppled trees in the city, and several panes of glass fell out of a downtown office tower, blocking rush-hour traffic.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Updated: 12:33 PM GMT on March 29, 2014


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