Thursday, August 24, 2006

No Tornado Evidence

Tornadoes have been reported on CBC, CKOM and but so far no evidence has been submited. We drove all around that storm for many hours and saw nothing more than pea size hail that lasted for no more than 3 seconds. No damage from Foam Lake to Buchanan to Springside. We saw some good looking clouds but again got fooled into following it going north while there may have been a south-east moving storm that got away on us. When we gave up and started moving south towards Good Spirit Lake, we expected all the lightning to come right over us but we never even caught up to it. Weather radio kicked in too late to tell us what we missed. Photos will be posted later.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sunday Afternoon Thunderstorm Video

Here is a short clip from this afternoon's thunderstorm that brought the city of Saskatoon some pea size hail. My son William does the background commentary.

Chase Video - August 11, 2006

From this past Friday, August 11, near Punnishy, Saskatchewan. Here is the video from YouTube (google video didn't work as it is still processing, hopefully it will be up later):

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Punnishy, Saskatchewan Storm Chase

Hail and rotation on a pretty good storm around Punnishy, Saskatchewan, Friday, August 11, 2006

Video is being processed now, it will be worth the wait, check google video for status...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Saskatchewan Moderate Risk Today

Here is an incredible collection of the major hail storm around Red Deer, Alberta last night.
Red Deer

This stuff is now over Yorkton for their second major storm in 24hrs. We are going to try and chase what we can from Saskatoon today, maybe we will end up in Dauphin, Manitoba as it seems to be heading that way very slowly, NE@20km/hr. OR the Regina area is supposed to be wild later today.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Friday Severe Weather Outbreak in Saskatchewan

Sounds like something big is brewing for tommorrow. Right now we have storms in southern Alberta moving into western Saskatchewan tonight, and another cluster of big cells in south-east Saskatchewan moving in to Manitoba. I haven't had much time to look at the forecast for Friday but the buzz is on... look here: Blog

Sunday, August 06, 2006


The monster has emerged early in central Ontario. Tornado warnings are up already and it will be a long day out there.


Manitoba Tornado Disaster

Several tornadoes have been reported to have destroyed lake areas north of Winnipeg on Saturday. Information is slow to come in but photos of the twisters have been posted on CBC and CTV. Injury (dozens) and damage numbers have been increasing as the day goes on but at least one person is dead another is in critical condition and the damage photos are disturbing. This storm was predicted two days ahead of time with a high risk issued at 11am on Saturday for the area by Video from the storm when it hit Saskatoon on Friday will be posted this afternoon. The weather is expected to be clear for the next few days on the Canadian prairies while central Ontario in eastern Canada is under another high to moderate risk for severe weather. This already deadly system is moving towards central Quebec for Sunday night and Monday.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Photos from today's storms

About an hour north-west of Saskatoon, somewhere near Arelee or Eagle Creek, we followed a pretty surprisingly interesting storm. With the report from Environment Canada about large hail in this system, and a diamond shape on radar with right-turning action in the middle, it was hard to pass up. The first photos show where we thought we saw a tornado although it was very far away. We had a great view but not many roads to choose from to get any closer. We are facing west here and Biggar is most likely somewhere on the other side of the hill and behind the clouds.

We tried to go back south and west, ending up near Perdue, then Laura where it got away on us and we got wrapped in rain and headed home.

Video may be posted later, depending on the quality (it's not great).