Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
U.S. and Southern Canada Daily Snow Cover Analysis Intellicast Snow Cover
Sunday, August 07, 2011
August 6-7, 2011- Noon to well after midnight
This video starts off fast and ends with a bang!
Coffee at Starbucks in south Regina was quite the experience on this day as clouds quickly merged in front of the shop to form a very ominous looking spectacle.
This cloud moved towards Weyburn, Saskatchewan which prompted Environment Canada to issue tornado warnings as it developed a hook echo about 3 hours later.
Storms developed all around the province and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued almost everywhere except the city of Regina which narrowly escaped any of the damage. Weyburn, unfortunately got hit the hardest with yet another flash flood that raised water levels in that area which has had far more than enough rain this year. That city once again looks like a lake. Large amounts of small hail were reported in many areas, especially south and east of Regina.
The Weather Network picked up one of the clips in this video earlier in the day as clouds here looked nasty.
Later on, after midnight storm cells came together to produce some intense lightning over the city as seen at the end of the video.
All footage shot by:
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Trying to keep up with all the action today, new video clips:
CPSC (Canadian Prairie Storm Chasers on Facebook
and twitter chaser list
for most up to date action and contact Environment Canada if you see severe weather, and especially, stay safe!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
A surprise line of thunderstorms popped up this afternoon across southern Saskatchewan including this one that went south of the city of Regina. Mammatus clouds could be seen over Wascana Lake as well as some lowering clouds but the storm barely left us more than a drop of water. It was a great day in the "Land of the Living Skies" as the structure of this storm looked impressive. Possibly even a weak funnel cloud to the south west as you can see in this video.
Monday, August 01, 2011
In other news, in case you missed it over the weekend. Regina got hit with 115km/hr winds Friday at midnight and clean-up continues today as city crews were on our street picking up the fallen branches and trimming trees. I was out by the lake filming the storm as it came in and also took video of an interview I did for Global news on Saturday morning as well as some lumberjack coverage that afternoon. Here is the highlight video from all the action on Saturday in Regina:
And on Sunday a tornado was filmed in Russia that caused major damage, killed one and injured several others. Here is that video:
Jared the Lumberjack
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Took a ride around the park on my bike once again, storm chasing cyclist! This was a quick little thundershower that produced some gusty winds and heavy rain for a few minutes. Nothing too serious but many other storm cells around souther Saskatchewan are much stronger including a tornado warned system just north of the city. It haas been very dry around Regina these past few weeks so this rain is very welcome especially for my garden!
Friday, July 22, 2011
This is a compilation of clips over the past week from the full moon to a beautiful sunset before storms on July 18 and 19th caused a huge blackout and damage claims by SGI of over 500 to vehicles in Saskatchewan's lake country. 104 mm hail was reported by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix at Waskesu Lake which is just north east of Pratt Lake. Our canopy was ripped off the trailor and we found three large trees downed across one of the the roads in the area. After a couple days of extreme heat, this storm brought severe lighting and extreme wind. The straight lined winds were at least 100km/hr in our area but only lasted about a half an hour after midnight before calming to about 70km/hr with heavy lighting. This was the worst of 3 storms in 24 hours, the first earlier in the evening of Monday, July 18 was the tornado warned storm just to our south. Another storm around 4am cut power for 12 hours the following day for most of central Saskatchewan. This was an incredible adventure at the lake for sure! Topping off the video is footage of a Bald Eagle and a Loon on the lake found while cayaking during the calm after the storms.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Today, the storm from last night is still going north past Saskatoon and Prince Albert. It is now feeding new severe cells to its south east around Lloydminster. Severe thunderstorm watches are active for much of central Alberta and south eastern Saskatchewan including city of Regina. Storms should begin to emerge south of Regina later today.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
UPDATE: Check out Nick Schenher's feed as he is also on this same storm, much closer though.
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Saturday, July 09, 2011
As other storm chasers began to get set up early in the day in areas such as North Dakota and Weyburn regions, Gunjan Sinha and Jared Mysko waited for things to take shape. Our patience finally paid off after having lunch at Ogema, Saskatchewan. The same lonely cell that was over Assiniboia for most of the afternoon continued to form nice and slowly and we got in position just in time. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by Environment Canada minutes after our arrival south of Avonlea. The cell began to grow quickly at that point and dropped some heavy rain in the area. We got follow it only a few kilometres before it split apart and merged into a large supercell north of Regina. From 4pm to about 7pm it only moved less that 100 kilometres (maybe 50) from its original position and indicated some decent rotation. For such a short trip, this was absolutely fantastic way to spend a Friday. Please watch and comment on the the videos as they include new timelapse photography with a slideshow embeded with video clips in HD quality.
Friday, July 08, 2011
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LIVE STORM CHASING FEEDS FROM SOUTH EAST SASKATCHEWAN
Video clips at Ustream
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Also, me and the shadow hunter will be chasing this afternoon as things progress...
Stay tuned to the Storm Discussion Links for more...
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Global TV Edmonton
Also, as a treat we got to watch our first live stream of a storm chaser on the storm near Red Deer just as reports came in from RCMP of a tornado near Inisfail, AB watch and click on the highlights.
This just in:
Bergen Tornado - July 7th, 2011
and so much more posted on facebook, yahoo and twitter...
Tomorrow: Possible Moderate Risk Area centred over Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Many chasers headed to the area including Discovery Channel, @stormpics @FindTheTornado @reedtimmerTVN @xtrmtorndotours @canadogreg and likely many more...
Friday, July 01, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
of boiling soup of weather in south east Saskatchewan and waited all
day for the cap to break. After waiting in Grenfell for most of the
afternoon we moved on to Broadview and sat there for the evening.
Finally at 11:30pm the show got us going. Lightning intensified slowly
at first but soon the power began to flicker off at the Hotel lounge
where we waited. Shelf clouds were visible as we got on the highway as
sudden wind gusts made it clear that we had to move east. We found a
clearing and pulled over and took some video and photos of the storm
that was actually chasing us down. We did this a few times until
finding a rest stop on the Manitoba side of the border. The storm on
radar was most intense when it crossed the highway over Moosimin and
since it was moving at 70 km/hr north east, it was time to abandon the
chase and rest up for the next day.
Today, the forecast says large hail is the main threat if the cap
breaks, hopefully earlier today maybe around 6pm(CST) 5pm(SST). There
is a small probability of one or two tornadoes. Hope I've got the
times right but so far its been a very fun adventure. Met a lady that
showed me photos of turtles in the area which she promised to send me.
Much more stories to tell and videos will be posted later. We are
targeting south of Winnipeg somewhere close to the Manitoba/MN/ND
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
UPDATE: Okay, I lied. According to this wind shear map, we are on the extreme side of shear. I should study a bit more about how they calculate shear, back to school for me.
"Vertical wind shear is the second critical factor in the determination of thunderstorm type and potential storm severity. Vertical shear, or the change of winds with height, interacts dynamically with thunderstorms to either enhance or diminish vertical draft strengths."
Source: University of Illinios