Monday, April 29, 2013

First Severe Storm In Saskatchewan/Wascana Lake Rising

The first severe thunderstorm in Saskatchewan occurred this evening with a warning issued by Environment Canada at 6:06pm for areas of the extreme southern portions of the province, Bengough, Willow Bunch and St. Victor. It was only severe on radar for a short time and the warning was dropped at 6:53pm. Other non-severe thunderstorms crossed the southern areas of the province this afternoon and these systems will turn to snow tonight. Moosimin, Yorkton and Kamsack areas of eastern Saskatchewan are now under a snowfall warning for up to 20cm of snow by Tuesday.

"Wascana Jam"

After the longest, harshest winter on record, the snow is finally melting and Wascana Lake is rising! Starting April 26th, each day we are covering this story as it develops. Here is the playlist of a series of videos being taken around the flood zone in Regina:

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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 Twitch.tv/JaredSkStorm 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!

Jared