Weather Trivia of the Day

By: plapman , 11:42 AM GMT on April 26, 2014

April 26 1937:
Floodwaters from the Thames River in London, ON, inundated basements and entire homes. Residents escaped through second-storey windows and off veranda roofs. April had nearly 175 mm of rain, 125 mm in one day. One person rowed by a haystack where some cows and pigs were camped out. The pigs swam after his boat and tried to climb in. Frightened cats that ran into basements drowned.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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12:26 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
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1. Thoughtsteader
4:17 PM GMT on April 26, 2014
Hey! Where'd all your snow go? 

I love that bit of trivia you posted today. Of course it wasn't a funny situation, but on the other hand... I have a vision of those pigs making for the boat. People who think pigs are dumb are just wrong.
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