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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 the icy flood waters carried away 3 houses inhabited by 20 people, of whom 10 lost their lives�including 2 mothers and 8 children. The rest took shelter in canoes, where they were exposed to a pitiless storm.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:18 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
plapman has created a new entry.
4. Thoughtsteader
1:14 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
The proportion of grass to snow is changing for the better! Happy, sunny day, and a happy Easter!

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1:10 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
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2. GardenGrrl
9:52 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter :)
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1. GardenGrrl
3:51 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Hi, it just cracks me up seeing snow in your web cam. Then again we got down to 32f the other night.
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