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"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather info… Continue Reading >>
"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather information gathering and record keeping, there would be a "special" weather or natural phenomena event to mark each day of a calendar. Do you remember the first recorded tornado in Canadian history? No, you don’t because none of us were there...so we dive into that! How about when Prince played the Super Bowl halftime show? It’s possibly the best performance ever for that event….and the backstory made it all the more special! Or how about the 25th Anniversary Woodstock Festival back in 1994? It’s all here - all year - in o << Show Less
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August 6, 2022 - The 1879 New Brunswick Twister The Atlantic provinces in Canada average barely 1 tornado per year...but that is since record keeping began and our story today is from 1879….August 6th, 1879 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick….this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 6, 2022 - The 1879 New Brunswick Twister The Atlantic provinces in Canada average barely 1 tornado per year...but that is since record keeping began and our story today is from 1879….August 6th, 1879 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick….this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 5, 2022 - Summer Tornado Chaos at Gull Lake, Manitoba Gull Lake is a beautiful and popular, sand bottom lake that is especially jammed full of people lucky enough to book early enough in advance. It boasts a boat mooring, boats that are perfect for all water sports: sailing, boating, canoeing, and of course swimming. Gull Lake, Manitoba, is a short 45 minutes 80 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, But this twister on August 5th, wrecked those boats, uprooted trees and destroyed or severely damaged nearly all of the 23 trailers and cabins in the area. This Day in Weather History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 4, 2022 - The Unbelievable Burlington, Ontario Flood On August 4, 2014, two months' worth of rain fell in the city of Burlington as thunderstorms swept through much of southern Ontario flooding basements and causing millions of dollars in damage; this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 3, 2022 - The Alonsa, Manitoba EF-4 Tornado On August 3, 2018, Alonsa was struck by an EF-4 tornado that tossed vehicles and trailers, and actually ripped a home clear from its foundation. That’s just where our story starts on this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 2, 2022 - The Deadly Downing of Delta 191 On August 2, 1985, Flight 191 a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was viciously and abruptly knocked out of the sky by what is termed a microburst while on approach to land at Dallas Forth Worth…..again, however the question is raised: Might this have been avoided?.....this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 1, 2022 - Hot Hazy Humid Horror in Hogtown August 1st is a holiday in a number of provinces across Canada and in Ontario it’s the Civic Long Weekend...don't ask me what that even means because I still don't have a clue...but back in 2006, it was so oppressively hot that the grid almost crashed, this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2022 - The Devastating 1987 Edmonton Twister The tornado started as a small funnel south of Edmonton. It peaked at F4 on the Fujita scale and remained on the ground for an hour, cutting a swath of destruction 30.8 kilometres (19.1 mi) in length and up to 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) wide in some places, this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 30, 2022 - Unprecedented Flooding Event How many once in a millennium events should happen in that time frame; I’d say one. But what if places all over were seeing events that to them were of this rarity? That would mean something bigger was a foot. But what? Lets find out what happened on this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 29, 2022 - The Birth of NASA I do love space stories. Remember that this podcast is already more than a year old and this is actually episode #424, so there have already been some real doozy stories involving space. Today is special though because it is another start of something great; this time we look back at the start of NASA….this day in weather history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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