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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 • 84 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"!

    2020 Opens With Australia ON FIRE!!

    2020 Opens With Australia ON FIRE!!

    The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season came to be known as Black Summer.  The Black was a tip to the mood, and the colour of the land left behind by a blaze that was, at times, burning in every province on the Island Continent nation.  


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    • 6 min
    When Hartland, NB ALMOST Lost Their Historic Bridge

    When Hartland, NB ALMOST Lost Their Historic Bridge

    Ice jams in New Brunswick are common but this year they were threatening to destroy the world's longest covered bridge. In this race against mother nature, authorities said a major jam had pushed ice to within two metres of the bottom of a 105-year-old bridge in Hartland, a town about 75 kilometres northwest of Fredericton.
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    • 6 min
    The St. John's New Year Blizzard

    The St. John's New Year Blizzard

    It was speculated at the time that the St. John's Airport had in fact experienced its snowiest January on record with 166 cm recorded to that point.
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    • 6 min
    The 2020 BC Storm Aftermath

    The 2020 BC Storm Aftermath

    A powerful wind and snow storm smashed into B.C.'s South Coast on January 15th that knocked out power in many regions but then that overnight the intensity faded but it was too late; on the 16th, we now had thousands of people in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island in the dark. 


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    • 6 min
    Spanish Flu + Molasses + Boston

    Spanish Flu + Molasses + Boston

    We were in WW1 still, and the planet was gripped by a deadly pandemic AND yet still in a North End neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, a large storage tank filled with molasses burst and the effect was nothing short of a sticky soiled tsunami!
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    • 6 min
    Yes, THAT 1999 Toronto Snow Storm

    Yes, THAT 1999 Toronto Snow Storm

    This story comes with decades of built up legend and a bit of myth mixed in. Did Mayor Mel Lastman make the right call when he brought in military assistance to help in that 1999 snow storm? You must understand, by this point, during the passage of just 11 days, Toronto had already received more than 100 centimetres of snow, and as it was expected to keep falling overnight, making it possibly the snowiest January in 200 years.
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Docu-girl ,

Great little podcast!

I never knew you could pack so much in such a little podcast!

Chris has a real talent for this - funny but serious when needed. Informative without going on and on.

Bug70 ,

Perfect!

You wouldn’t think this would work as a podcast being so short, but it does! Brilliantly! I love this show! And you can hear the passion of Chris when he talks. He loves this stuff!!

SJoyouSS ,

Too many ads

Interesting, but the ads are insanely annoying. Like 50% of the podcast is advertising.

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