Friday, June 30, 2006

Brandon Tornadoes

The CBC has posted a story about the tornadoes in Brandon. No damage reports as yet. Many new thundertorm cells have emerged over central Alberta and continuing into southern Manitoba.


city of Brandon
3:06 PM CDT Friday 30 June 2006
Tornado warning for
city of Brandon upgraded from severe thunderstorm warning
A tornado was spotted just southeast of Brandon and is moving towards the city. A tornado is moving towards the city of Brandon please take cover.

Manitoba Watch Out!

A huge area of rain over southern Saskatchewan has moved into southern Manitoba where temperatures are up to 30 degrees already. This system is turning nasty as it convects from Brandon, north to Dauphin. Warnings have been issued and it has just started! We are going to upgrade the risk map now...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Saskatoon - Smoky and Muggy - No Storms Yet...

We have some very warm, muggy air now to go with forest fire smoke. There is a pretty good chance of severe thunderstorms today in central Saskatchewan but so far storms have gone much further north-east. Still, with a cold front due to pass through here as the sun goes down, storms could come out of nowhere. Conditions are just about perfect with a nice steady wind to help it all out. I took a short drive out towards Rosthurn and found a kilometre wide swath of rain around 3:30pm. It now appears to be building up big with warnings for the Nipiwin area. Dewpoints are 22 in Nipiwin and 20 in Saskatoon. Echo tops are now reaching 50 000 feet high. That is nearly maxed. As the sun goes down that monster could back-build in a hurry.

Here are some early photos:

Monday, June 26, 2006

Forest Fires Bring Smoke To Saskatoon

The air in Saskatoon is normally pretty clean with the usual exception of dust when the weather is windy and dry. Today however, we are choking on a major cloud of smoke from the forest fires up north. Here a quick link to the CBC story.

Saskatchewan Environment Fire Management

Friday, June 23, 2006

Saskatoon Thunderstorm Cell

There are some weak thunderstorm cells developing around Saskatoon this afternoon. Nice photo op! No time to update the map but its pretty close for a 3am prediction!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Saskatoon Gets Rain

Not much to report from Saskatoon except for more rain. Not even enough for a minor flood.

2.5 CM Hail in Southern Saskatchewan Storm This Morning

Major storms have developed north and south of the International border. Hail of 2.5 cm was reported by Environment Canada, prompting many new watches and warnings by noon. Theses storms are heading north and may affect major cities later this afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Severe Weather is Back!

Numerous reports of tornadoes with the storms in Montana according to NWS. Moving north into Alberta, Environment Canada issued tornado warnings at around 10 pm for southernmost parts of Alberta. These storms are expected to continue through the night and move into western Saskatchewan by Wednesday evening.