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Weather Trivia of the Day May 30

By: plapman, 12:20 PM GMT on May 04, 2014

Today's Weather Trivia

May 30 1961:
The most intense rainstorm ever in Canada-250 mm in less than 1 hour-occurred at Buffalo Gap, SK. Accompanied by heavy hail and strong winds, the torrents of water washed out roads, eroded fields, and even peeled bark from several large trees. The land was stripped clean of soil and vegetation. Strong winds moved an empty boxcar upgrade for 55 m.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Updated: 2:25 PM GMT on May 30, 2014

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