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Originally posted by Hellmutt
10,000 dead in "worst flooding in a century"
Flood apparently killed 10,000 North Koreans and malaria is now spreading.
At least nine people have been killed and more than 15 injured when a tornado swept through a town in northern Japan.
Officials said two other people were still missing in the town of Saroma, on the island of Hokkaido.
On average 20.5 tornadoes and 4.5 waterspouts occur per year in Japan. 2) Tornadoes occur most frequently in September and least frequently in March. Waterspouts occur most frequently in October.
Rainy Montreal weather sets record
Montreal has experienced the rainiest year on record, surpassing the previous record, set last year.
So far in the seasonal rainfall count, ...we are 70 per cent above normal...
Soggy October 2006 featured 18 days of precipitation [I'd say mostly the second half of October] and total accumulation of 179.4 millimetres of rain, more than twice the monthly normal 75.4 millimetres...temperatures have been slightly warmer than normal...
“It’s been a weird year, since the spring, the rain never stops,”