Did you know that . . .
- A lightning strike can start up battery operated toys?
- That moose, wolves, and polar bears are not susceptible to frost-bite, even when walking on snow or ice at -70°C?
- That there were 173 hurricane-strength storms in Canada in the twentieth century?
From black blizzards to snowspouts, white-washers to mauzy days, Canada's curious weather awaits you inside the covers of the 2015 edition of star climatologist David Phillips's award-winning Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar.
It should come as no surprise that The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar is Canada's best-selling calendar. After all, Canadians curse, praise, meditate and carry on about the weather as much or more than any other nationality on the planet. In this edition of the calendar, Canada's own weather guru has collected some of the most spinetingling, spell-binding, and strange stories, history, trivia, records, and quiz questions for the weather freak in all of us. The calendar is always a favourite at home, the office, and in the classroom-kids love it too! Who wouldn't want to know what a vapour explosion effect is, after all?
David Phillips, generally acknowledged as Canada’s foremost weather expert, has been called a “genuine Canadian legend” and “our unofficial weather guru.” As a Senior Climatologist, Phillips’s work involves activities relating to the study and understanding of the Canadian climate and the promotion of weather awareness. As a spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), he discusses weather and climate issues on a national scale. David Phillips is a recipient of the Order of Canada for his outstanding achievements.