Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yesterday's Tornado Video/No Storms Today

Here is some incredible footage from @reedtimmerTVN of the storm at the Montana/Saskatchewan border yesterday. They drove D2 right into the tornado!



Today's forecast is saying it will be a cool wet day in most areas with a sudden snap back to unusually cold temperatures on Thursday. No storms possible on the Canadian Prairies.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tornado Risk Today - North Dakota/Manitoba

As cool heavy rain dumps on the city of Regina, temperatures are reaching the 90s F in South Dakota. In between, the atmosphere is destabilising and the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma is giving a 2% to 5% chance of tornadoes in central North Dakota all the way up to the Manitoba border. Storms are not likely to cross into Canada unless conditions change but today's Canadian Prairie Storms Map has been updated to reflect the possible danger area.   

Monday, May 21, 2012

Site Redesign/Experimental Map Is Back!

The Experimental Severe Weather Forecast Map is back this year and has been rebuilt from scratch using Corel Draw X6. It will be updated daily using forecast data from Environment Canada and information supplied by The Arctic And Prairie Storm Prediction Centre. Originally created in 2003, this will be version 3 as it began from Windows Paint program then onto Adobe Illustrator in 2006.

Another addition to the site is a live feed from our list of storm tweeters, including chasers, spotters, meteorologists, The Weather Network and many other weather and local news feeds.

Also, added another lightning detector from Hanna, Alberta to our data links page.

Today's map will always be displayed on the top right hand side of the page and is not of any official relation to Environment Canada. It is designed and created by @jaredmysko so please direct comments and criticisms on twitter for public display and analysis. Warning criteria will almost always appear slightly higher here in order to create public awareness and encourage debate on the topic. Thank you and have a great day!

Jared Mysko


Tuesday's Map (preliminary forecast)


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Giant Cone Tornado Today Near Near Rago, Kansas Today


Giant Cone Tornado Today Near  Near Rago, Kansas Today
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by National Geographic Photographer 

Mike Theiss

@MikeTheiss



Update: Storms continue to produce tornadoes in Kansas and Nebraska with 22 reports so far according to Storm Prediction Center in Norman.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

First Thunderstorm Of The Year!

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued just after noon as heavy rain, intense lighting and pea size hail was reported with the first thunderstorm of the year hit the city of Regina, Saskatchewan

The following photos were taken after the storm.
Mammatus Clouds in Downtown Regina 3pm




Sepia effect


Canada Geese relaxing in the park after the storm

Seagulls by Wascana Lake

Regina, Saskatchewan Skyline with Kayaks on Wascana Lake



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

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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