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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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"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"!

    THE Strongest Hurricane on Record in the Western Hemisphere.

    THE Strongest Hurricane on Record in the Western Hemisphere.

    Hurricane Patricia made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph(over 240km/h) in Jalisco state of southwest Mexico on this day in weather history at 6:15 p.m. CDT.  But then this monster underwent what is called an eye-wall replacement cycle. In the case of this storm, there was severe flooding in the mountainous terrain of southern Mexico and it went on to damage or destroy over 10,000 homes and about 100,000 acres of farmland.
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    The Never-Ending Nor'easter

    The Never-Ending Nor'easter

    Some of the greatest rainfalls over the four days were recorded at Grand Manan (162 mm), Yarmouth (109 mm) and Baccaro Point (137 mm). Peak winds were reported at Cape Sable Island, clocking in at 189 km/h. 
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    World Series Snow - Florida vs. Cleveland

    World Series Snow - Florida vs. Cleveland

    Spring training in Florida began with regularity back in 1913. The idea was that while snow covered the fields back where the parent clubs lived, Florida was perfect location to get together and play demonstration games to tune up for when spring arrived up north. That was the original plan anyway.
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    Cape Breton Crushing of 1974

    Cape Breton Crushing of 1974

    One who was there for this storm was Mr. Ken MacDonald, a listener and fan of this podcast.  He sent me this story from his perspective along with material from which to research further the details of what happened this day in weather history.


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    The Next Yankees Dynasty is Delayed by the Weather

    The Next Yankees Dynasty is Delayed by the Weather

    Game 1 of the 1996 World Series between the Braves and Yankees was to be played at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York.  That was the plan….but the weather was simply too much and the opener was postponed by a major storm system affecting the East Coast.  It was only the third time in World Series history that a Game 1 had been postponed.
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    The 2005 Rage of Hurricane Wilma

    The 2005 Rage of Hurricane Wilma

    It would be 15 years until another season would have a W-named storm – Tropical Storm Wilfred in 2020. Hurricane Wilma was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, and was part of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, where 3 of the top ten most intense Atlantic hurricanes took place: including also #4 Rita and #7 Katrina.  


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