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Ontario storm was intensified by cold front passing through amid warm temperatures

TORONTO — Environment Canada says a storm that toppled trees and downed power lines across southern Ontario on Wednesday became more powerful than expected because of the time of day at which it occurred and the conditions that prevailed at the time. 498 more words


April: Quiet, Rebirth, Reassessment: Quotation

​”People talk about ‘finding’ their lives. In reality, your life is not something you find – it’s something you create.”

– David Phillips


Canada's king of climatology has Windsor roots

David Phillips was a year old when he saw his first tornado.

As his mother later told him, she lifted her baby to the window to see the tornado ripping through west Windsor in 1946. 968 more words

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Windsor as monsoon capital? Students to collect rain data, become Climate Crusaders

Armed with mini weather stations, Grade 8 students from across the Catholic school board will help track weather trends in Windsor-Essex for what could become the largest rain gauge network in the world. 516 more words

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Experts talk climate change at Kingston Symposium

Canadians love to talk about the weather. And there’s been plenty to talk about this winter with lots of snow, deep freezes and quick thaws. 195 more words


Year in review 2017: January brought Mackenzie Clipper to Saskatoon

In our Year in Review series, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix looks back on the stories that affected residents the most in 2017.

Mackenzie Clipper hits

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips has been studying weather for 50 years, but had never before heard of the weather system afflicting Saskatoon in January 2017 — a Mackenzie Clipper. 536 more words

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Climate change forces farmers to rethink crops in Windsor-Essex County

Climate change will mean agricultural change for farmers in Windsor-Essex County.

Al Douglas, director of the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, says that this area can expect the average annual temperature to increase by an additional three degrees Celsius by mid-century. 466 more words

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