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Of the Earl Bales Park “White Sun” Ice Storm

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Two people walk through the ice encrusted forest in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

A man walks through the ice encrusted woods in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

An ice encrusted tree glistens in the sun in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

A man walks past the ice encrusted woods in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

An ice encrusted tree glistens in the setting sun in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A harsh winter storm brought ice and strong winds to Toronto on December 22, leading to power outages in the area. According to Canadian news source The National Post, the storm knocked out the electricity to thousands of homes and businesses and weather conditions have resulted in scores of flight cancellations and delays at Toronto Airport. In this video, an electrical transformer can be seen exploding in the Toronto area. Credit: Blaine Colibaba

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    Of the Waves of Hurricane Sandy

    Waves crash over the bow of a tug boat as it passes near the Statue of Liberty in New York Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 as rough water as the result of Hurricane Sandy churned the waters of New York Harbor. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, near Cleveland. High winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy took a vicious swipe at northeast Ohio early Tuesday, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, closing schools and flooding parts of major commuter arteries that run along Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Swans swim in a yard that has been flooded by storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS)

    This image from video provided by Dani Hart shows what appears to be a transformer exploding in lower Manhattan as seen from a building rooftop from the Navy Yard in Brooklyn during Sandy’s arrival in New York City. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city’s historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. (AP Photo/Dani Hart)

    A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2012 where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York’s Staten Island as a result of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Sean Sweeney)

    A large tanker ship was teetering of the coast of Staten Island, New York Wednesday following the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy that has crippled the much of the Northeast. (Oct. 30)

    A surfer endures the cold waters as large surf batters the Milwaukee coastline, a far-reaching effect of Hurricane Sandy, in Wisconsin October 30, 2012. After Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Tuesday night, Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes have felt the effects of the storm with high winds and massive surf. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

    A surfer endures the cold waters as large surf batters the Milwaukee coastline, a far-reaching effect of Hurricane Sandy, in Wisconsin October 30, 2012. After Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Tuesday night, Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes have felt the effects of the storm with high winds and massive surf. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

      Japanese Waterspout Elemental

      A ‘waterspout,’ described as a tornado over water, is seen off the coast of Okinawa, Japan on August 19, 2010. Photo by Jeremy Goins.

      A ‘waterspout,’ described as a tornado over water, is seen off the coast of Okinawa, Japan on August 19, 2010. Photo by Jeremy Goins.

      A ‘waterspout,’ described as a tornado over water, is seen off the coast of Okinawa, Japan on August 19, 2010. Photo by Jeremy Goins.

        Hurricane Alex in the Gulf

        This June 28, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) GOES satelite image shows Tropical Storm Alex as it continues to intensify. Authorities issued hurricane warnings in Texas and northeastern Mexico as forecasters predicted Tropical Storm Alex churning in the oil-marred Gulf would reach hurricane strength Tuesday. (AFP/NOAA)

        A sign warns of Tropical Storm Alex approaching the coast, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Port Isabel, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

        Alex Now a Hurricane, May Continue to Strengthen 06.30.2010 Tropical Storm Alex intensified by 11 p.m. EDT on June 29 and became the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season. NASA satellites continue to provide visible, infrared and microwave satellite data to forecasters to help the National Hurricane Center forecast Alex’s intensity and track, and NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Alex hours before it became a hurricane yesterday.

          Ancient Partenon Temple, at the Acropolis Hill

          Hermes Trismegistus (Greek: Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, “thrice-great Hermes”; Latin: Mercurius ter Maximus) is the representation of the syncretic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth.[1] In Hellenistic Egypt, the Greeks recognised the congruence of their god Hermes with the Egyptian god Thoth.[2] Subsequently the two gods were worshipped as one in what had been the Temple of Thoth in Khemnu, which the Greeks called Hermopolis.

          A flash of lightning illuminates the sky over the 2,500-year-old Ancient Partenon temple, at the Acropolis hill during a heavy rainfall in Athens, early Monday, June 28, 2010.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

          Flashes of lightning illuminate the Athenian sky over the 2,500-year-old Ancient Partenon temple, right, , at the Acropolis hill during a heavy rainfall , early Monday, June 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

            Lightning Strikes

            In this photo taken Monday, June 21, 2010, a lightning strikes the top of a building in Foshan in south China’s Guangdong province. On Tuesday, President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have called for stepped-up rescue efforts after torrential rains brought down a dike in southern China, forcing 68,000 people to flee their homes. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **

            Lightning bolts light the sky above Rosenblatt Stadium where South Carolina plays Oklahoma in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

            Earthquake shocks Toronto, Jays 06/23/10 8:29 PM ET TORONTO — Hours prior to the Blue Jays’ contest against the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, an earthquake reading 5.5 on the Richter Scale sent shock waves throughout the city of Toronto, spanning as far as Boston, Chicago, and New York. While an earthquake in Toronto is practically unheard of — the last one of this magnitude coming nearly 20 years ago — this is the second time this month the Blue Jays have experienced a series of tremors.

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