"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei. Weather Happens Everyday. 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 possible 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? Bands like Green Day and Nine Inch Nails were only 2 albums into their young careers, but how they adapted to the weather conditions is what instantly made their performances not only legendary, but also catapulted them into mainstream stardom. It’s all here - all year - in one podcast.... "This Day In Weather History"!
January 18 - The Historic Hartland Bridge Ice Threat
Hartland, New Brunswick, is home to the world's longest covered bridge, at 1,282 feet (391 m) long, it crosses the Saint John River from Hartland to Somerville, but the framework is the most ingenious act of engineering; the structure is a combination of seven small Howe Truss bridges joined together on six piers. Not good when under "ice-seige""...this day in weather history.
January 17 - The 2020 St. John's Blizzard
On Friday, January 17th, a new all-time daily snowfall record was reported in St. John's after 76.2 cm fell, beating the previous record of 68.4 cm back on April 5, 1999…..oh it didn't stop there...no sir….not on this day in weather in history.
January 16 - 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. This Day in Weather History.
January 15 - Great Boston Molasses Flood
It was called the Boston Molasses Disaster and also the Great Boston Molasses Flood….on January 15, 1919...this day in weather history.
January 14 - That Time Toronto Called in the Army
Here we go!! Did Mayor Mel Lastman make the right call when he brought in military assistance to help in that 1999 snow storm? Let’s look at the facts right now….as they happened on this day in weather history.
January 13 - Air Florida Flight 90 Crashes Into A Bridge!
On January 13, 1982, the Boeing 737-222 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge, hitting seven occupied vehicles and destroying 97 feet (30 m) of guard rail before eventually plunging through the winter ice and into the Potomac River.....this day in weather history.
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