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)

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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 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). 

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