Stories Of The Paranormal, The Unexplained, And All Things Incredible

March 5, 2012

Extreme Weather

I like to think of weather as Mother Nature's mood swings; sometimes generous, other times, not so much.
1840 - St. John, New Brunswick - during a ferocious gale, a rogue wave submerged the Beacon lighthouse. The old definition of real estate underwater.
1880 - London, Ontario - rain thawed the winter snowpack so quickly that the water level of the river was raised one metre (more than one yard) in less than an hour. The crack of ice breaking and the roar of rushing water were deafening. Trees were uprooted. Planks, rails and beer casks swirled away in the white water. Cold means beer.
1901 - Tanana region, Yukon - the snow was so deep that that moose could not run away from the hunters. Everyone ate well that winter.
1937 -Weyburn, Saskatchewan - the temperature rose to 45+ C (113+ F). An egg broken on the pavement evaporated before it could cook. In stores chocolates melted and gramophone records turned to wax. In the streets, car rubber tires also melted. Looked like a town painted by Salvador Dali.



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