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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:04 pm

40 years ago today, parts of Southern Ontario, Canada experienced a winter blizzard of fast speed and loads of snow. I was a child then, but do remember a wall of snow that took a long time. to clear from the driveway
Here's an article about January 28, 1977 and the weather's impact of the day:
Mild Januarys make people forget what a beast winter can be.

Forty years ago Saturday, a winter weather bomb exploded over southern Ontario. The event and its aftermath have gone down in weather lore as one of the worst snowstorms seen in these parts.

Those who lived through it have vivid memories of a blizzard that left behind an incredible amount of snow in a short period of time. They recall howling winds and Minnesota cold that, for a solide week, paralyzed Brant, Norfolk, and Haldimand counties and much of southern Ontario.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2017/01/27/40-years-later-blizzard-memories-vivid

There was no Internet for the public in the 1970s-radio and tv stations plus newspapers were the main sources of news beyond what the neighbours knew from others by phone.

Another blizzard article-look at how high the snow is in the photos!
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/blizzard-of-1977-meteorological-analysis-canada-niagara/78699/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby alohasand on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:34 pm

4.2 Richter quake off of Oahu's windward side in Hawaii, USA occurred this morning:

The quake struck at 3:03 a.m., 56.5 miles east-northeast of Kailua at a depth of 10.6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/03/09/breaking-news/4-2-quake-strikes-off-windward-oahu-no-tsunami/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Churchill, Manitoba Canada best known for its cold winters and polar bear research, has had a 57hour snow blizzard.
A state of emergency was declared.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canadian-town-declares-emergency-after-57-hour-blizzard/80215/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:27 am

In Australia, residents don't always listen to warnings to stay out of floodwaters. Queensland had a bit of
a surprise when a shark was washed up on a street due to Cyclone Debbie this past Tuesday.
Australian emergency services have repeatedly warned people to stay out of the flood waters, after photos and videos emerged of locals playing in flooded streets, and even doing some surfing.
But the discovery of a huge dead bull shark in floodwaters near Ayr, just south of Townsville, is likely to give some residents pause.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/30/asia/australia-cyclone-debbie-shark-flooding/index.html?sr=twCNN033017australia-cyclone-debbie-shark-flooding0913AMVODtopLink&linkId=36001434
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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:41 pm

French-language Journal de Montreal has photos of what Cyclone Debbie left behind in Australia: lots of high water levels, some deaths and livestock losses.
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/04/01/photos-australie-deux-morts-et-des-villes-inondees-apres-le-passage-du-cyclone-debbie

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Columbia's Putamayo province experienced a landslide during the night that caused considerable damage and deaths.

Photos posted on Twitter by the air force showed streets filled with mud and damaged houses, while videos posted on social media showed residents searching for survivors in the debris and struggling to move through waist-high water.

“It’s a big area,” Mocoa’s mayor, José Antonio Castro, told Caracol. “A big portion of the many houses were just taken by the avalanche, but above all the people were warned with enough time and they were able to get out but houses in 17 neighbourhoods have basically been erased.” Two bridges also were destroyed, he added.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/01/colombia-landslide-mocoa-putumayo-heavy-rains
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:31 pm

Mother Nature was not in a whale's favour when it was trapped between shore and ice packs blown near shore by wind.
The whale in Newfoundland (Canada)waters had been observed and heard to cry in trying to find a way out of the ice. The whale died.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/humpback-whale-trapped-by-pack-ice-off-newfoundland/80952/
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Postby CielOnTap on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:47 am

Newfoundland also had a pod of dolphins trapped by ice packs. Determined local residents attempted to move them to another location with more room between ice packs. While some dolphins survived, a few died before or during transfer. There had been one trapped dolphin surrounded by ice and just managing to keep head above water-some locals got the mammal into a sling and brought it across ice to the pod.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/newfoundland-bell-island-dolphins-saved-rescued-lance-cove-beach/81004/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby Tsukihime on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:14 pm

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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:47 am

Hamilton, Ontario in Canada got one month's worth of rain yesterday. I was surprised to see little hailstones when I was caught in the second of two downpours during suppertime last night.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/thunderstorms-tornado-risk-severe-weather-in-southern-ont/81489/

The Dundas creek mentioned in the article runs under some roadway bridges as well-a breach of the banks is serious.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:11 pm

Northern Ontario received freezing rain today and the province of Newfoundland had a recent 60hours of freezing rain.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/hours-of-consecutive-freezing-rain-for-st-johns-newfoundland-see-photos-here/81599/
The Weather Network forecast that Newfoundland would be getting more freezing rain.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/significant-ice-build-up-expected-as-freezing-rain-returns/81708/
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