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"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather information gathering and record keeping, there would be a "special" weather or natural phenomena event to mark each day of a calendar. Do you remember the first recorded tornado in Canadian history? No, you don’t because none of us were there...so we dive into that! How about when Prince played the Super Bowl halftime show? It’s possibly the best performance ever for that event….and the backstory made it all the more special! Or how about the 25th Anniversary Woodstock Festival back in 1994? It’s all here - all year - in one podcast.... "This Day In Weather History"!

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    • 4.7 • 102 Ratings

"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather information gathering and record keeping, there would be a "special" weather or natural phenomena event to mark each day of a calendar. Do you remember the first recorded tornado in Canadian history? No, you don’t because none of us were there...so we dive into that! How about when Prince played the Super Bowl halftime show? It’s possibly the best performance ever for that event….and the backstory made it all the more special! Or how about the 25th Anniversary Woodstock Festival back in 1994? It’s all here - all year - in one podcast.... "This Day In Weather History"!

    Victoria BC: "Snowstorm of the Century"

    Victoria BC: "Snowstorm of the Century"

    In Victoria, Canada’s so-called ‘Snow-free city’, 65cm fell on Dec. 29th, breaking the city’s all-time 24-hour record of 55cm from 1916. As a result , widespread power outages were reported. With all ground transportation stymied, the Victoria International Airport and the BC Ferry service to the mainland and surrounding Gulf Islands also ground to a standstill.
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    • 6 min
    Definitely NOT the ‘Summer of 69’

    Definitely NOT the ‘Summer of 69’

    This storm had it all! It had the record snow accumulations, it had the a damaging ice storm, it had the and flooding rains….and it even included a tornado outbreak!! Over the next 2 days, December 26 and 27, the storm's forward movement hit a blocking area of HIGH pressure and that brought its momentum to a crawl. It was the holiday storm that packed a massive knockout punch for everything it hit….this day in weather history.
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    • 7 min
    “Weather and Flight”: Holiday Tragedy

    “Weather and Flight”: Holiday Tragedy

    Bek Air Flight 2100 was a Fokker 100 domestic passenger plane on a scheduled flight from Almaty to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on December 27th, 2019. It took off from Almaty International Airport, but didn’t get very far. There were 98 people on board that flight, of them 93 were passengers along with 5 crew.
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    • 6 min
    The Greatest Tennis Match Ever is Almost SNOWED OUT!

    The Greatest Tennis Match Ever is Almost SNOWED OUT!

    It was a record-breaking snowfall that began on Christmas Day and crippled the northeastern United States to a literal standstill. We had automobiles and buses banked and stranded in the streets, the NYC subway service was ground to a halt.
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    • 6 min
    Christmas Day Special

    Christmas Day Special

    Regardless of overall impact, anything that gets in the way or makes this day more beautiful is amplified exponentially in its scope and reverence. Today are all stories from December 25th but sailing through the years starting way back in 1776
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    • 12 min
    Christmas on the Moon with Apollo 8

    Christmas on the Moon with Apollo 8

    This mission is also known as the trip that made possible the iconic "Earthrise" image, seen and revered still to this day the world over. It was snapped by Anders and this image would give our 3 astronauts and all of humankind a new perspective on our home planet.
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

weatherjunkie65 ,

LOVE 💗💕 your P

My name is Laura and I’m from Winnipeg I’ve been a weather nut most of my lifetime. Well I gotta say that hearing and seeing another fanatic as 😄 funny ,educated in the field of weather and a great guy overall as you Chris Mei your podcast gets 2 thumbs up and 5 stars from yours truly. I’m a huge fan of “the weather network” You’re podcast is well researched,never boring and highly informative. keep it up 👍 Chris Well Done!!!

Stars 99 ,

Love that weather!

More please

Kathleen Foxx ,

Super interesting and packed with info in such a short time!

I often catch the shortened episodes on the Weather Network channel really started to look forward to them. Now I also listen to the longer versions (yet still short and sweet!) on Apple Podcasts while having coffee or on a break. It’s a short podcast that’s always interesting to listen to, and the sound effects are great. Chris has the perfect voice and personality for podcasting! It’s so crazy how much weather can affect people and areas, and he points out all those details and infuses tension and even a bit of humour sometimes, while teaching little bits of weather info. Love this podcast!

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