The unpredictability of Canada’s weather has been felt in recent weeks. But, if you think it’s weird now, recall these insane weather events over the years in Canada.
No one should need a shovel in July.
Hail in July
This is actually not THAT rare in Canada. As this citizen reports: “Hail in July. Because Canada.” Summer is apparently not allowed for more than two weeks here.
The worst hail storm in Canadian history was in 1991 in Calgary, when a 30 minute hailstorm caused 300 MILLION dollars in damages.
4 Minutes, 21 Degrees
The temperature in Alberta once skyrocketed 21 degrees in only four minutes. The cause was a Chinook wind that passed through suddenly, rapidly raising the heat. Alberta residents mocked Leonardo Dicaprio for mistaking a Chinook occurrence for insane climate change in his Oscar speech.
Toronto Ice Storm
The mass power outages that lasted for more than a week in freezing temperatures, the fallen trees, the damage to cars, homes, and businesses. The ice storm was so insane that a book was written about it. Cool pictures were taken though, as ice encapsulated everything. For once, Toronto actually earned a weather freak-out.
If you want to re-live the force of the ice attack, watch the video below.
In Saskatchewan, the skies are falling. A phenomenon called Supercells occasionally darken the skies, swirling around and generally terrifying people.
Suffocating Heat Wave
Canada’s worst, and unfortunately longest, heat wave was recorded in Manitoba and Ontario. Temperatures went ABOVE 44°C (111°F)! The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada is 45 °C (113 °F) in Saskatchewan.
With all the stress of weather, how can Canadians embrace winter? By using a Star Wars Millennium Falcon as a snowblower of course.