Mild and Wet Weather Again for Atlantic Canada

January 22, 2019
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A low-pressure system will bring some more unsettled weather to Atlantic Canada beginning on Thursday.

It looks like this low will bring mixed precipitation to the region.

Precipitation will begin as snow for most areas and then change over to rain. The snow will be short lived as temperatures once again rise.

The rain combined warm temperatures will result in even more snow-melt and may lead to more flooding.

It remains too early to say how much rain will fall, however, amounts may be significant.

Windy Weather Expected in Southwestern Alberta

January 22, 2019
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There are wind warnings in effect for Cardston - Fort Macleod - Magrath and Crowsnest Pass - Pincher Creek - Waterton Lakes National Park.

A tight pressure gradient located along the Rockies will cause strong winds with gusts to 100 km/h possible.

Toward the Lethbridge and Kananaskis region gusts up to 90 km/h are possible.  

Claresholm north along the Foothills to Grande Cache may see gusts to 80 km/h.  

Winds will pick up Tuesday morning and diminish Tuesday evening.

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Winter Storm Kills 10 in the US

January 22, 2019

The monster storm that tore across the United States this past week has killed ten people.

Additionally,the storm caused thousands of flights to be canceled.

There have also been hundreds of car crashes.

Tens of thousands of people were left in the dark after widespread power outages.

A United Airlines plane slid off the runway at O'Hare International Airport. A Southwest Airlines flight skidded off the runway at Eppley Airfield near Omaha.

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Tremendous Damage Following Tornadoes in SE United States

January 22, 2019
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On Saturday there were several tornadoes in the southeastern United States.

In total there were ten tornadoes reported in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

An EF2 tornado in Wetumpka, Alabama caused extensive damage.

There were also two tornadoes in Rankin County, Mississippi.

An EF1 tornado also struck Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis said the town "suffered a tremendous amount of damage."<

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Frigid Weather Across Saskatchewan and Manitoba Comes to an End

January 21, 2019
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The freezer door has finally been closed across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The area has been gridlocked into a frigid trend for days now.

That came to an end on Sunday as a gradual warming trend and increasing cloud cover has somewhat moderated temperatures.

While extreme cold warnings lingered in southeastern Manitoba on Sunday night, temperatures are expected to return to more seasonal values today.

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WestJet Plane Skids off Runway in Edmonton

January 21, 2019

A WestJet plane skidded off the runway at the Edmonton International Airport on Friday night.

The tarmac was reported to be icy at the time.

The flight was headed to Victoria, B.C. and was canceled.

WestJet Flight 173 was carrying 77 passengers at the time.

No passengers or crew people were injured.

WestJet said that 55 guests were rebooked to Victoria on Friday night via Calgary. All 22 remaining guests were rebooked to Victoria Saturday morning.

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Earthquake in Chile Sparks Tsunami Fears

January 21, 2019

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck 15.6 km south-southwest of Coquimbo, Chile.

It was at a depth of 53 km and happened at 10:32 pm on January 19th.

Homes and buildings rattled in the earthquake. Some older buildings sustained damage.

There were also power outages reported in the city of La Serena.

Following the earthquake, there were fears of a tsunami. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Chile is frequently the site of earthquakes as it is located along the "P...

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Coastal BC Battered by Strong Wind

January 20, 2019
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A strong frontal system moved across the BC coast on Friday night bringing strong winds.

The following is a summary of maximum wind gusts received by Environment and Climate Change Canada:
  • Solander Island: 168 km/h
  • Sartine Island: 165 km/h
  • Cape Scott Lighthouse: 148 km/h
  • Cape St. James: 135 km/h
  • Herbert Island: 126 km/h
  • Quatsino Lighthouse: 111 km/h
  • Trial Lighthouse: 104 km/h
  • Estevan Lighthouse: 96 km/h
  • Bella Bella: 94 km/h
  • McInnes Island Lighthouse: 93 km/h
  • Comox: 83 km/h
  • Port Hardy: 81 km/h
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Southwest Airlines Plane Skids off Runway

January 20, 2019

There were no injuries after a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the runway in Omaha.

The area was being blasted by a winter storm at the time.

Officials say that the runway was icy at the time.

There were 150 passengers and six crew members on Flight 1643.

It departed Las Vegas and was scheduled to land in Omaha.

Following the incident the airport was closed for about 2.5 hours.

Some flights were diverted and canceled on Friday afternoon.

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Ottawa Becomes Coldest Capital City in the World

January 20, 2019

Congratulations Ottawa, on Saturday morning you were the coldest capital city in the world.

The temperature bottomed out at -24.2 with a wind chill of -36 at 8:00 Saturday morning.

The runner up was Mongolia's capital, Ulan Bator, with a temperature of -23.

On average Ulan Bator is the coldest capital city in the world.

At the same time Ottawa, and the surrounding area, is contending with a snowstorm.

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