Articles tagged "canada"

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Experts seeking public help after a meteorite smashed through a residential roof in B.C., Canada

Western University meteorite experts are seeking the public's assistance in sharing their private video footage after a meteorite fragment smashed through a roof of a private home in British Columbia, Canada at 23:33 LT on October 3, 2021 (05:33 UTC, October 4),...

October 15, 2021

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Ex-Hurricane "Larry" dumping heavy snow over Greenland after making landfall in Newfoundland, Canada

Hurricane "Larry" made landfall near South East Bight, Newfoundland, Canada at 03:45 UTC on September 11, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 960 hPa, making it a Category 1 hurricane on the...

September 12, 2021

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Hurricane "Larry" forecast to move over SE Newfoundland, Canada

Hurricane "Larry" is expected to pass well southeast of Nova Scotia today, September 10, 2021, and then move over southeastern Newfoundland tonight, bringing hurricane-force winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall. Larry is forecast to move over...

September 10, 2021

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Hailstorms wreak havoc across parts of Saskatchewan, Canada

Severe thunderstorms swept through parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada on August 31, 2021, bringing torrential rainfall, intense winds, hail, localized flooding and tornado warnings in Saskatchewan. A trough digging in across the western Prairies helped...

September 03, 2021

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Very bright and low fireball near Ottawa, Canada

A very bright and low fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada around 02:37 UTC on August 21, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 110 witness reports.1 The event lasted...

August 23, 2021

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Rare tornado hits Ontario, leaving 'catastrophic' damage, Canada

A rare tornado tore through the city of Barrie, Ontario, Canada around 14:30 LT on July 15, 2021, leaving what officials described as 'catastrophic' damage. At least 11 people were injured. Environment Canada said the tornado received a preliminary rating of...

July 18, 2021

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Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead....

July 02, 2021

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Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada from Friday, June 25 to Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, amid a historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The number is nearly double the expected amount and is predicted to further increase as...

June 30, 2021

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Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the...

June 28, 2021

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Exceptionally dangerous, historic heat wave to engulf Pacific Northwest this weekend

An exceptionally dangerous and potentially record-breaking heatwave is expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest and western Canad. The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned of fire weather concerns across the Northern Great Basin and Northern...

June 24, 2021

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Deadly tornado hits Mascouche in southern Quebec, Canada

A tornado killed one person in Mascouche near Montreal in southern Quebec, Canada, the deputy premier and minister of public safety confirmed Monday, June 21, 2021. Several dozen buildings were damaged and many others were injured. Dozens of people were cleaning up...

June 22, 2021

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Rare waterspouts spotted in the Strait of Georgia for 2 days in a row, Canada

Several waterspouts were seen in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and British Columbia, Canada, for two days in a row on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the occurrence of up to five waterspouts in two days...

June 16, 2021

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Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

Wildfires are blazing out of control across Manitoba, Canada, some of which have caused evacuations. As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the government reported 12 fires at extremely dangerous levels, prompting air-quality warnings for the western and central areas due...

May 20, 2021

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Massive landslide at Great Whale River, Quebec, Canada

A massive landslide took place at the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada on April 22, 2021, dumping massive amounts of debris into the river. The slide occurred roughly 9 km (5.6 miles) upstream from Kuujjuaraapik. Kativik Regional Government officials said a...

April 27, 2021

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Yukon sets new daily snow record, nearly 300 percent of normal, Canada

Whitehorse City in Yukon, Canada, registered 70 cm (27.5 inches) of snow on the ground on April 4, 2021 -- the area's most snowfall on record for the day and almost 300 percent of normal. The snowpack usually peaks around 30 cm (11.8 inches), and by late April,...

April 07, 2021

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Powerful storm brings heavy snow and destructive winds to Atlantic Canada and Prairies

A powerful storm brought heavy snow, damaging winds, and frozen precipitation across Atlantic Canada on Monday, March 29, 2021, resulting in travel disruptions, suspension of classes, and damaged homes. Wind gusts of up to 164 km/h (102 mph) were recorded in Nova...

March 31, 2021

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Winter season ends with strong winds, rain, and heavy snow in Atlantic Canada

Harsh winter conditions, including rains, strong winds, and heavy snow hit parts of Atlantic Canada on Monday, March 1, 2021, just as the winter season was coming to an end. The severe weather caused disruptions, as well as dangerous travel conditions. Atlantic...

March 04, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks across Alberta, Canada

A brilliant fireball streaked across the skies of Alberta, Canada, at 13:23 UTC (06:23 LT) on Monday, February 22, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 400 reports and 100+ videos from witnesses as far north as Pink Mountain in British...

February 23, 2021

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Record cold temperatures hit Canadian Prairies

Polar vortex continues to bring piercing cold to the Canadian Prairies -- Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta -- since Sunday, February 7, 2021. According to Environment Canada, 22 cold weather records were smashed throughout the three provinces, while the Northwest...

February 09, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

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Unseasonal, record-breaking storm hits Nunavut, Canada

A powerful storm hit Nunavut, Canada, on Sunday, December 27, 2020, bringing record wind gusts of up to 135 km/h (84 mph) and heavy snow. Meteorologists said it was unusual for such a storm to occur this late in December, affecting much of the territory. The storm...

December 30, 2020

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Unusual winter storm brings heavy snow and record temperatures to North America, over 220 000 households without power

The season's first official winter storm has brought heavy snow and strong winds to North America, particularly affecting British Columbia, Canada as more than 220 000 households lost access to electricity on Monday, December 21, 2020. The storm was also...

December 23, 2020

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Massive landslide causes major destruction to wildlife in Bute Inlet - British Columbia, Canada

A massive landslide hit Bute inlet in British Columbia, triggering a wave of debris that caused a lot of destruction to the forest, wiping out critical habitat for many animals, and causing hazards for marine traffic in the area, according to a helicopter survey of...

December 16, 2020

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Labrador buried in record-breaking, paralyzing snow, Canada

A two-day blizzard that started Monday, November 23, brought record-breaking snow of up to 75 cm (30 inches) to Labrador, Canada, resulting in the closure of roads and offices, canceled flights, and suspended classes. According to Environment Canada meteorologist...

November 26, 2020

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Rare late-season tornado confirmed in Ontario, Canada

A rare late-season EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 135 km/h (84 mph) hit Ontario, Canada, on November 15, 2020-- the province's 41st tornado of the year. Twisters commonly occur in the region from May to September, so having one touched down recently is...

November 23, 2020

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All-time November snow records broken for parts of the Canadian Prairies

A strong low-pressure system brought blizzard conditions, heavy snow and freezing rain to parts of the Canadian Prairies on November 7 and 8, 2020, shutting down roads in Saskatchewan and Alberta and setting new all-time November snow records. While heavy snow fell...

November 09, 2020

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Heavy snowfall hits parts of Atlantic Canada, causing traffic chaos

Heavy, significant snow accompanied by strong northwesterly winds resulted in dangerous commute conditions in parts of Atlantic Canada on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3 and 4, 2020. Multiple road accidents were reported in Nova Scotia, while in Newfoundland, some...

November 04, 2020

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Post-tropical cyclone Teddy forecast to produce destructive waves, heavy rain and strong winds across Nova Scotia, Canada

Hurricane "Teddy" has transitioned into a strong post-tropical cyclone and is now approaching Nova Scotia, Canada, producing destructive waves, heavy rain, and strong winds. Landfall is expected over eastern Nova Scotia today. Teddy's center will...

September 23, 2020

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Hurricane "Teddy" forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada

The center of Hurricane "Teddy" is moving east of Bermuda on September 21, 2020, bringing tropical-storm-force wind gusts. Teddy is forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada on September 23. A Tropical Storm...

September 21, 2020

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Teddy strengthens into Category 4 hurricane, forecast to approach Bermuda this weekend

Tropical Storm "Teddy" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, as the earliest 19th Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record for the 19th named storm was October 4 (2005) -- this was initially an unnamed storm, added in post-season...

September 18, 2020

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Massive tornado hits Manitoba, leaving 2 people dead, Canada

A huge tornado touched down in a rural area of Manitoba, Canada, near the North Dakota border on Friday evening, August 7, 2020. The twister flipped a couple of cars, destroyed structures on a farm, and killed two people. The twister hit the town of Virden, near the...

August 10, 2020

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Ottawa sets record for hottest July in nearly 100 years, Canada

Last month was Ottawa's hottest July in nearly 100 years, Environment Canada announced. The capital city endured 18 days of highs above 30 °C (86 °F), including three days that smashed temperature records, and six nights where the mercury did not fall...

August 05, 2020

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Calgary hailstorm declared worst in Canadian history and the country's fourth costliest natural disaster

The destructive hailstorm that hit Calgary on June 13, 2020, has officially been declared the fourth costliest natural disaster in the history of Canada, with insured damages hitting almost 1.2 billion dollars. Last month, a massive weather system moved through...

July 10, 2020

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Saskatchewan hit by 3 tornadoes, intense rain and large hail, Canada

At least three tornadoes touched down in southwest Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, July 4, 2020. The storm also brought damaging winds, large hail, and intense rainfall to the province. Environment Canada confirmed the first twister near Glenbain, the second near...

July 06, 2020

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Rivers Dam hits highest level, causing '1 000-year' flooding - Manitoba, Canada

Up to 38 homes and 83 people were evacuated in southern Manitoba on Wednesday night, July 1, 2020, as the Rivers Dam hit its highest level in a "once-in-1 000-year" event, said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. The incident was unprecedented and...

July 03, 2020

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Northwest Saskatchewan hit by worst flooding in 46 years, Canada

Rare flooding, described as the worst in 46 years, hit the northwest Saskatchewan this week. High flow is making its way to the Beaver River, affecting the Beauval area. Overland flooding on the Little Saskatchewan River through Rapid City has affected multiple...

July 01, 2020

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Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the...

June 24, 2020

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Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia

Residents near the Peace River area of British Columbia, Canada, are on evacuation alert as a portion of the ridge in Old Fort that broke in 2018 has started moving again. Since June 21, 2020, the landslide has been advancing at around 3 km/h (1.8 mph) and has...

June 23, 2020

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Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Underground geological activities this spring have drained Slade Lake, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southwest of Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada. "The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the...

June 18, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020