Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Canada's capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year. As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada's capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of…

Early-season cold system to spread heavy snow across western US and Canada

Early-season cold system to spread heavy snow across western US and Canada

An early-season cold weather system could bring 30 cm (12 inches) or more of snow in the higher elevations of the central and northern Rockies early this week; snow could even fall at lower elevations in parts of Montana, NWS warns. The cold front separating this…

Tornado outbreak hits Saskatchewan, 6 confirmed tornadoes, Canada

Tornado outbreak hits Saskatchewan, 6 confirmed tornadoes, Canada

Environment Canada confirmed that six tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan on Friday, July 21, 2017 as severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The ratings had not been given yet. Two of the tornadoes touched down north of Lanigan, southeast of Saskatoon,…

Close-up view of tornado in Alida, Saskatchewan, Canada

Close-up view of tornado in Alida, Saskatchewan, Canada

A confirmed tornado touched down in Alida, Saskatchewan, Canada on Wednesday night, July 5, 2017, destroying one home. No damage rating has been given to the tornado yet. The tornado was spotted near the small community of Alida, about 40 km (24.8 miles) from the…

Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The twister was on the ground some 15 – 20…

Major thunderstorm hits Acadian Peninsula, Canada

Major thunderstorm hits Acadian Peninsula, Canada

A violent thunderstorm ripped through the Acadian Peninsula, northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada on Thursday night, May 18, 2017, leaving close to 7 000 people without power. Earlier in the day, severe thunderstorms swept through Ontario, leaving more than…

Historic flooding hits Montreal, state of emergency declared

Historic flooding hits Montreal, state of emergency declared

The Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec declared a state of emergency after extreme weather event caused historic flooding across country's east. The measure, declared Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, will remain in place for at least 48 hours. Parts of the region…

Extreme rainfall event affecting eastern Canada

Extreme rainfall event affecting eastern Canada

A slow-moving weather system moving up from the southern United States is dumping heavy rain on parts of eastern Canada, especially Ontario where month's worth of rain in just 48 hours caused severe flooding problems in nation's capital region. Quebec was…

Hurricane force low sends huge chunks of ice into Newfoundland

Hurricane force low sends huge chunks of ice into Newfoundland

Car and house-sized chunks of broken-up sea ice are being pounded onto the shore of St. John's harbor today, as a hurricane-force low continues to produce powerful winds, heavy rain and blizzard conditions in parts of Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador…

Blizzard paralyzes eastern Canada, leaves 6 dead on roads

Blizzard paralyzes eastern Canada, leaves 6 dead on roads

At least six people have been killed after a powerful blizzard moving north from the United States paralyzed eastern Canada on March 14 and 15, 2017. Environment Canada's weather office said up to 70 cm (28 inches) of snow fell on parts of Ontario, Quebec and…