Weird Canadian Weather
Catastrophes, Ice Storms, Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and TsunamisBook - 2009
Don't like the weather; just wait five minutes. Real Canadian culture is complaining about the weather: * The ice storm of January 1998 in Eastern Canada caused power outages in Ontario and Quebec, leaving 200,000 people in the dark and forcing more than 100,000 to seek refuge in shelters * Mercury soared to 45 degrees Celsius 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 degrees Celsius * 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 degrees Celsius * In January 1966, the temperature rose 21 degrees in four minutes when a Chinook arrived in Pincher Creek, Alberta * Canada's most destructive hailstorm occurred in Calgary on September 7, 1991, when a 30-minute storm caused over $300 million in damage * A massive tornado in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 31, 1987, left 27 dead, 253 injured and hundreds homeless * Three centimetres of snow fell on the Canada Day celebrations in Kapuskasing, Ontario, probably causing a tow truck to receive the Best Float Award. * And so many more weird facts about our country's weather... Weird, but maybe not...
Publisher: [Edmonton] : Blue Bike Books, c2009.
Branch Call Number: 551. 6571 JAC
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.