Saturday, July 09, 2011

Storm Chasing - South of Avonlea - July 8, 2011 - Full Report

Chase Report:
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.

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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 Wascana Lake in Regina or up north at Pratt Lake. Generally, I spend more time tracking storms from home and sharing forecasts and great footage on Twitter which saves on gas and keeps me safe in my studio/bunker.

There are two seasons in my world, storm season and gaming season. April and September separate the two. I play FIFA, Sea Of Thieves and Fortnite with live streams on Ask me about sports, I am a fan and knowledge base of all things FIFA, Premier League, CFL and NFL (yes its all football). 

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