Saturday, May 21, 2016

Updated Risk Map 6pm SST #skstorm

Rapid expansion northwards of severe thunderstorms in Montana at the moment. Updated risk map as of 6pm SST laying out a slight risk for mainly south west Saskatchewan. Latest storm forecast models suggest storms will track north towards the Kindersley/Rosetown region this evening and dissipate in strength.

First Big Storms Saturday In Saskatchewan #skstorm [Risk Map]

Strong to damaging winds will be the main issue over most of southern Saskatchewan on Saturday. Thunderstorms may become severe with intense lightning, strong wind gusts and brief downpours of rain. These storms are expected to emerge late in the afternoon in extreme south west Saskatchewan and slowly track east into the evening. A very marginal tornado risk does exist as well as a chance of hail reaching severe levels very briefly within the strongest cells. Next update, around 2pm.

Remember to follow Environment Canada watches and warnings for the latest and follow "Storm Tweets" as they come in via our blog: http://canadianprairiestorms.blogspot.ca/p/weather-data-links.html

Tips: Be prepared and have a safety plan in place. Have your weather radio, cell phone, cameras, candles and flash lights charge and at the ready.

Stay safe and enjoy the weather!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Today's Forecast Show #skstorm Saturday?

Here is the archive of our Severe Weather Forecast Show, originally aired via Facebook at 9:30pm Thursday, May 19, 2016

Severe Weather Forecast Show - May 18, 2016

Here is our second Severe Weather Forecast Show that was broadcast yesterday evening via Facebook. Looking at the coming storm situation this weekend and possibility of big storms in Saskatchewan on Saturday. The next show is scheduled for 9:30pm SST tonight for another update on what the forecast models are saying.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

Extreme up-close video of tornado near Wray, CO! (May 7, 2016)





Video courtesy of @reedtimmertvn @accuweather

Filmed on May 7th, 2106 near Wray. Colorado

This looks to be tornado of the year so far but its still very early in the season.



Another perspective of this tornado can be seen via 360° video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCXp9Y5uPn4


Much Needed Rain!

Most of Alberta and Saskatchewan have been under extreme danger for forest and grass fires for the past few weeks and finally this week will bring some much needed rain. Thunder and lightning of the garden variety may accompany this system as it crosses the prairies. Significant precipitation will mostly be confined to the south as the north will remain under extreme danger of forest fires. Higher humanities may help in controlling these fires.

Here is our first map of the storm season: (graphic design format may be updated in the coming days)