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Weird Canadian Weather
Catastrophes, Ice Storms, Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis
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Don’t like the weather; just wait five minutes. Real Canadian culture is complaining about the weather:

- In January 1966, the temperature rose 21 degrees in four minutes when a Chinook arrived in Pincher Creek, Alberta

- The ice storm of January 1998 in Eastern Canada caused power outages in Ontario and Quebec resulting in a state of emergency being declared and the Canadian Forces deployed

- Canada’s most destructive hailstorm occurred in Calgary on September 7, 1991, when a 30-minute storm caused over $300 million in damage

- Canada’s longest and deadliest heat wave occurred in Manitoba and Ontario between July 5 and 17, 1936, claiming 1180 lives, with temperatures exceeding 44°C (111°F)

- Mercury soared to 45°C (113°F) in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, on July 5, 1937, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada

- Snag, Yukon, recorded the lowest temperatures in Canadian history, at -62.8°C (-80°F); skies were clear, winds calm, visibility was unlimited and 40 centimetres of snow lay on the ground.

- Temperatures plunged to a chilling -2.7°C in Calgary, Alberta, on July 15, 1999, and residents foolish enough to keep their picnic and beach appointments braved snow flurries and winds gusting to 69 kilometres per hour

- A massive tornado in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 31, 1987, left 27 dead, 253 injured and hundreds homeless, with damage estimates exceeding $250 million

- Canada’s first billion-dollar disaster occurred in Saguenay River Valley, Québec, between July 18 and 21, 1996, when deluge and flood triggered a surge of water, trees, rocks and mud that killed 10 and forced 12,000 residents to flee for their lives

- A waterspout is spotted off Argyle Shore, PEI, on July 10, 2007, hardly a noteworthy event, but b each goers were then treated a dozen more spouts, an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime atmospheric spectacle

- Three centimetres of snow fell on the Canada Day celebrations in Kapuskasing, Ontario, probably causing a tow truck to receive the Best Float Award

- On July 14, 1993, humidex values in Windsor, Ontario, soared above 50°C, the highest ever reported in Canada to date

And many more fascinating facts about our country’s wild weather.

Price: Canada $14.95    U.S.A. $14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-897278-39-0
ISBN-10: 1-897278-39-X
Page Count: 224
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"