Articles tagged "canada"

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Massive floods hit Ottawa - breaking all-time high water records, Canada

Ottawa is fighting massive spring floods that hit areas along the Ottawa River on Friday, April 26, 2019. A state of emergency has been declared in at least 14 communities in the region. The still-rising Ottawa-Gatineau region's 2019 spring floods are officially...

April 29, 2019

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Late-season blizzard hits Alberta, zero visibility leads to more than 150 crashes, Canada

An intense late-season snowstorm hit Alberta, Canada early Saturday, April 27, 2018, forcing officials to issue winter weather warnings. Zero visibility caused multiple car crashes, leaving more than 20 people injured. Approximately 30 cm (11.8 inches) of snow fell...

April 28, 2019

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Thousands of homes flooded and isolated as Canada's spring thaw worsens

Severe spring flooding is affecting parts of Canada and the damage is getting bigger with each passing day. Warm temperatures are expected to continue over the next couple of days with a strong possibility of rain. As of late April 23, 3 100 homes are flooded in...

April 24, 2019

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Ottawa breaks daily rainfall record set in 1942, Canada

The city of Ottawa, capital of Canada, received 23.8 mm (0.93 inches) of rain on Sunday, April 14, 2019, breaking the previous rainfall record for April 14 set in 1942 when 15 mm (0.59 inches) were reported. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority warned last week...

April 16, 2019

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Shallow M4.6 earthquake hits Alberta, stops hydraulic fracturing activities, Canada

A very shallow earthquake registered by the Environment Canada as M4.6 hit Red Deer, Alberta at 12:55 UTC on March 4, 2019 at a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). This is the largest earthquake ever registered in the region and one of the largest in Alberta. The epicenter...

March 05, 2019

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Whiteout conditions cause 4 multi-vehicle pileups in Ontario, Canada

Whiteout conditions on Highway 400 between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive near Barrie, Ontario caused a major multi-vehicle pileup around 10:00 local time on February 25, 2019. The highway was reopened several hours after the crash and only minor injuries have been...

February 26, 2019

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Sinkholes force evacuation of Seawatch neighborhood in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada

Sinkholes are opening up in Seawatch, a high-end neighborhood of Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada for the past few years, resulting in the declaration of a local state of emergency and evacuation of 14 homes. The neighborhood's developer allegedly failed to...

February 20, 2019

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Daily snow record broken in Toronto, widespread record-breaking cold expected, Canada

Environment Canada maintains Extreme Cold warnings for parts of northern Alberta and Nunavut, almost entire Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of Ontario and Quebec on January 29, 2019. A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues affecting much of southern...

January 29, 2019

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Ottawa hit by coldest snowstorm in more than 120 years, Canada

On January 20, 2019, Canadian capital Ottawa experienced its coldest day with significant snowfall in more than 120 years. The daytime high temperatures in the city reached -19.3 °C (-2.74 °F) with a low of -24.2 °C (-11.5 °F) on January 19, but the...

January 21, 2019

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Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such...

January 21, 2019

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Heavy wet snow leaves 250 000 homes without power in Nova Scotia, Canada

A powerful winter storm is affecting parts of eastern Canada, causing a massive power outage in Nova Scotia, high water levels and heavy pounding surf. At the peak of the storm, nearly 250 000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without power, many of them in the...

November 29, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.6, M6.8 and M6.5 earthquakes hit near the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada at 05:39 UTC on October 22, 2018 (22:39 LT, October 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a...

October 22, 2018

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Major early-season snowstorm shatters Calgary's snow, temperature, precipitation and humidity records, Canada

A major early-season snowstorm hit parts of southern Canada at the beginning of October 2018, dumping more than 4 times the average monthly snow in just one day. The snow is now over in most of the region but more is expected in the days ahead. Below average...

October 04, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, large hail and destructive tornado hit Ottawa, 85 000 homes without power, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail and a destructive tornado swept through eastern Ontario and into Quebec during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2018. The storm left widespread power outages, three seriously injured people of which one is in...

September 22, 2018

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Alberta records snowiest September since records began, more expected, Canada

Parts of Alberta, Canada recorded their snowiest September since records began. The city of Edmonton experienced its snowiest September on record, with six consecutive days of snowfall and 22 cm (8.6 inches) reported in total so far this month. The amount broke the...

September 21, 2018

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Risk of heavy rain, snow, wind as early fall storm nears British Columbia, Canada

A significant storm is approaching British Columbia, threatening the province with heavy rain, snow and strong winds. An early fall storm is on the way for British Columbia late this week, bringing heavy rainfall, high-elevation snow, and strong winds to the...

September 20, 2018

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Extremely rare tornado sighting in British Columbia, Canada

According to reports and footage sent to Environment Canada, there is a possibility that an extremely rare tornado formed near Hayward Lake in Lower Mainland, B.C. on September 16. If confirmed, this will be the 5th tornado in British Columbia over the past 15...

September 19, 2018

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B.C. declares state of emergency as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, Canada

British Columbia has declared a province-wide state of emergency on August 15, 2018, due to raging wildfires. Although 2018 is already the 4th worst season on record, it's still far behind record-breaking 2017. Previous declarations were in 1996, 2003 and 2017,...

August 15, 2018

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Severe flooding as month's worth of rain hits Toronto in less than 3 hours, Canada

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton at around 21:00 EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, ahead of a slow-moving area of tropical moisture-fueled rain showers. Parts of Toronto experienced widespread flash flooding...

August 08, 2018

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North America's first EF-4 tornado of the year strikes Manitoba, Canada

A powerful tornado rated EF-4 ripped through parts of the Canadian province of Manitoba on Friday, August 3, 2018. Environment Canada upgraded the preliminary EF-3 rating to EF-4 on August 6, making it North America's strongest tornado of the year. The twister...

August 07, 2018

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'Unprecedented' 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow this late in June in Labrador, Canada

Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing 'anomalously' high June snow this year and frozen lakes, making both locals and meteorologists nickname the month Junuary. Because it looks more like January than June. ...

June 15, 2018

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Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,...

May 14, 2018

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Fierce windstorm leaves 300 000 customers without power, kills 3 in Ontario, Canada

A fierce windstorm hit Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on Friday, May 4, 2018, damaging numerous homes and leaving 300 000 customers without power. The same storm hit Michigan, US, leaving another 300 000 customers without electricity. At least 5 people...

May 05, 2018

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New Brunswick expecting its largest and most impactful flood ever, Canada

Heavy flooding caused by continuous snowmelt caused severe damage and prompted evacuations when St. John River in New Brunswick Province, Canada, reached record levels. Officials said the region has witnessed weather events like never seen before, adding that the...

May 04, 2018

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Windstorm leaves 100 000 homes without power in Ontario, Canada

A powerful windstorm swept through southern Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and disrupting both air and road traffic. Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the region, saying residents should...

April 05, 2018

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Records broken as temperature drops 15 °C (27 °F) in minutes in Alberta, Canada

Saturday was the coldest March 31 on record in three locations across Canada - Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Pincher Creek, according to Environment Canada. A cold front passed through the southwest corner of the province on the morning of March 31, 2018, dropping...

April 03, 2018

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Massive blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow on B.C., forces closure of ski resorts

A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount...

January 23, 2018

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Toronto breaks 59-year-old low temperature record, Canada

With chilling -23 °C (-9.4 °F), the city of Toronto, Canada woke up to record-breaking cold January 5 today. Officials are advising people who will be out to cover up due to the risk of frostbite developing within minutes. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert...

January 05, 2018

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Winter storm hits British Columbia and Alberta, leaving 2 dead, 75 000 without power

Heavy snow and freezing rain caused extensive damage to power lines across British Columbia and Alberta, Canada on December 19, 2017, leaving 75 000 customers without power. At least two people were killed in southern Alberta. According to BC Hydro, the hardest hit...

December 20, 2017

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Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued for Toronto, seek shelter, check on loved ones

The City of Toronto, Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert on Monday, December 12, 2017, that will be in effect until further notice. The warning was issued based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of...

December 12, 2017

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New York City and Toronto experience coldest November 10 ever

On November 10, 2017, the city of Toronto, Canada registered -10.1 °C (13.8 °F), breaking its previous record for the day set it 1938. On the same day, the temperature in Central Park, New York City, US, dropped to -3.3 °C (26 °F), beating the record...

November 11, 2017

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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...

October 31, 2017

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Very bright fireball illuminates British Columbia, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over British Columbia, Canada at 05:11 UTC on September 5, 2017 (22:11 PDT, September 4). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 224 reports...

September 05, 2017

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300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

Massive wildfires burning in Canada's British Columbia have so far scorched 300 000 hectares (741 316 acres) of land and forced more than 45 000 people to evacuate, close to a record set in 2003 when 50 000 people were forced to evacuate. The state of emergency...

July 19, 2017

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Unprecedented wildfires force evacuation of over 10 000 people in B.C., Canada

A province-wide state of emergency is in place in Canada's British Columbia since Friday, July 7, 2017, as widespread wildfires continue burning out of control across the province's southern and central parts. Officials are describing the situation as...

July 10, 2017

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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...

June 03, 2017

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Heavy rain, snowmelt cause floods and mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rain combined with warm temperatures caused severe flooding and mudslides throughout British Columbia's Interior over the weekend. Two people are missing and more than 300 have been evacuated. Environment Canada posted severe thunderstorm watches for huge...

May 08, 2017

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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...

May 06, 2017

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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...

March 16, 2017

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Extreme winds wreak havoc in Newfoundland and Labrador

Hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc in the Canadian most easterly province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, March 11, 2017, downing power lines, damaging homes and tipping over cars. It was the fiercest storm the province has seen in more than 10 years,...

March 13, 2017