Sunday, August 07, 2011

Incredible Series Of Storms




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:
Jared Mysko

More lightning over Regina

Intense Lightning in Regina - Aug 7, 2011 -#skstorm

Lightning and Circle Cloud over Saskatchewan Legislature - August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

storm burst over downtown in front of the lake fountain

Flower bed thunderstorm

Storm as seen from Starbucks in south Regina - Aug 6, 2011 - 1:46pm CST #SKSTORM


Trying to keep up with all the action today, new video clips:
1:47pm
2:09pm

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Storm as seen from Starbucks in south Regina - Aug 6, 2011 - 2:09pm CST

Lamborgini, Porche, Ferrari, another Lamborgini and Storm Clouds - That is how my day started.

Northern Lights (aurora borealis) August 6, 2011



Northern Lights (aurora borealis) August 6, 2011 #skstorm Regina, Saskatchewan

Northern Lights (aurora borealis) August 6, 2011 #skstorm Regina, Saskatchewan

Northern Lights (aurora borealis) August 6, 2011 #skstorm Regina, Saskatchewan

Northern Lights (aurora borealis) August 6, 2011 #skstorm Regina, Saskatchewan

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mammatus Clouds, Rainbow And A Weak Funnel






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.

more mammatus clouds

Another peice of the storm. Still brewing to our south, this storm totally missed the city.

This is just part of my next, best timelapse video. Storm coming over Wascana Lake, Regina, Saskatchewan - August 2, 2011

SUPER SPECTACULAR! Mamatus Clouds Over The Saskatchewan Legislature - August 2, 2011

Rainbow Under Mammatus Clouds (Enhanced)

Monday, August 01, 2011

Weekend Round up/Serious Situation For Manitoba Today

Great chance for tornadoes today in Manitoba and south. Especially areas in Minnesota as they are under a 10% tornado risk by SPC. At the moment radar indicates a very strong and discrete cell just east of Yorkton, Sk. Severe thunderstorm warnings are posted by Environment Canada already and there are watches up for all three prairie provinces. Danger area to watch is definitely the Foxwarren, MB radar especially Dauphin over the next hour.

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qiIW7vysYg

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

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Storm & Wildlife Photographer.
NON-PROFIT Volunteer Storm Caster
Relay Of Severe Weather Alerts/Reports

Retail Marketing Team - Hudson's Bay Company

Kayaking, bird watching, fishing and wildlife photography are my summer hobbies when waiting for storms. See my adventures on YouTube!

I build a daily map of storm risk for the Canadian Prairies to accomplish two things. One, translate the complications of the meteorologists into something simple that the public can understand clearly. Two, become a buffer on social media to either raise the alarm and calm the masses depending on the level of hype.

Storm chasing is limited nowadays to a few photo ops by the lake at Wascana in Regina or up north at Pratt. Generally, I spend more time nowcasting for chasers around Saskatchewan which saves on gas and keeps me safe in my studio/bunker.

Once storm season comes to an end in August, gaming season then begins. Find me on Twitch.com/jaredmysko playing non-violent games like Forza and FIFA.

Thanks for all the likes, shares, comments and encouragement. Stay safe and enjoy the weather!

Jared