Monday, February 25, 2013

Oklahoma Blizzard/SK Ski Bike Jump

Heavy snow and high winds are causing blizzard conditions in areas of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas today as a major winter storm deposits large amounts of moisture over the southern plain states. On Sunday Temperatures dropped from the 50s F down below freezing and into the 20s F shocking residents there. Amarillo, Texas reports 19 inches of snow on the ground. A state of emergency has been declared in 56 counties of Oklahoma as the system moves into southern Kansas. Blizzard warnings stretch across the Texas panhandle, north west Oklahoma, south central Kansas, and winter storm warnings are now up for most of Missouri, eastern Iowa and north western Illinois.

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EXTREME blizzard footage from the Dominator 2 plowing roads and standing in 5 foot snow drifts near Woodward! 14-16" at least already!"

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, people are enjoying warm temperatures and trying new ways to fool around in the snow. Check this video from today of a 'ski bike' jump:
Corey Brown shared Landon Parenteau's video.
So amped! I stomped a tailwhip on ski bike!!!!!"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NEW Absolutely incredible tornado video from Hattiesburg, MS EF4

Very precise handling and smart call on the end..great professional work by BaseHunters chaser Scott Peake:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Update: Mississippi, Alabama Tornadoes - 87 Injuries

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has listed 15 confirmed tornadoes from yesterday with a total of 87 injuries in tornadoes across Mississippi and Alabama. To check the full reports page click here...

Also, the Hattiesburg, Alabama long track tornado has been rated EF-4 with winds estimated at 170mph

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tornadoes Hit Mississippi and Alabama Hard Today

With 13 confirmed tornadoes, some violent and heavily damaging, it will be a relief to know that no severe weather is predicted across Canada or the USA for the next 4 to 8 days at least. The monthly full moon cycle has wiped up some powerful stuff over the past few days. 5 injuries have been reported in today's tornadoes already and 15 fatalities plus nearly a million without power due to the snow storm that hit the north east Atlantic coast some calling it "Snow Storm Nemo". States of Mississippi and Alabama are still under tornado watches but the worst seems to have passed.

Here is one of many tornado videos posted today:

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Great Raw Footage From Storm Nemo Community

Via Google Plus Community: Storm Nemo 

Kimberly Allen
"Snow plow driver so stuck he has to tell my neighbor who is watching from the house and wants to help but can't as there's to much snow to walk to the truck so snow plow driver gets snowblower from the back of the truck to make a path to talk to neighbor"

"Finally a happy ending as wife and family dog come to get snow plow driver out of ditch.  I was concerned for a bit thinking she was stuck too but all was well."

Super Storm Nemo Monster Waves

Incredible Deep Snow Videos From Snowstorm Nemo

SUPER DEEP SNOW IN MAINE  {Language Warning}

Nemo storm blizzard no where to go / no roads
(New Haven county southern Connecticut)

Snow Maze

Historic Nemo 34 Inches Of Snow

Snow Bound in Maine

Thursday, February 07, 2013

North American Snow Cover Shifts East

This 30 day java powered image loop of snow cover data over the past 30 days, distinctly shows Montana and southern Alberta drying up as the north-eastern American states begin to get fully covered by snow:

Animation of North American snow cover for the past month

Here on the Canadian Prairies, the depth of snow is shown in this graphic:

        As of 01/02/13, snow depth appears to be greatest in a line from Estevan to Edmonton, east central Alberta, central and south east Saskatchewan. Surprisingly, the data for around the cities of Regina and Saskatoon seem to be opposite of what appears on the map. The city of Regina clearly has much more snow than Metro Saskatoon, yet the graphic suggests north west of Saskatoon has the largest snow depth. This is always a very important detail to factor in when predicting severe weather in the spring and summer as it can point out areas of major pooling of ground water below the surface than will not show up in computer meteorological forecast models. I'll be checking this data as it becomes available, likely once a month until full melt and spring flooding begins.

 Jared Mysko

 Images provided by Canadian Cryospheric Information Network - University of Waterloo and Credit: A. Silis, Environment Canada, 2013.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Next Big One: Winter Storm "Nemo"

As the northern wing of "Winter Storm Nemo" hits Regina, Saskatchewan, one forecast model is suggesting up to 60 inches of snow for Boston beginning on Friday! So far, "Winter Storm Nemo" has dumped nearly 3 flakes of snow in Regina, much less than the originally forecast 2 to 6 cm. Seriously though, radar indicates that a few more flake will fall here tonight. It sounds a bit silly to be trying to warn people about an impeding disaster when The Weather Channel names the storm after a Disney character. Naming storms after Disney characters seems to be a guaranteed fail for storm enthusiasts. #Nemo Alternatively, storms could be named by way of auctioning to prospective companies and the funds collected given to residents affected. Not to replace government disaster assistance funding but to immediately lend relief #StormNamingAuction For example (with a bit of tongue and cheek): "Tropical Storm McDonald's 100% Pure Beef is going to hit but everyone gets free cheeseburgers after :D Save all of that for the next storm because this is a serious situation setting up for the east coast Friday and Saturday. One model suggests 50 inches of snow for Boston and anywhere between Toronto, Montreal and Boston will see this massive system come together. The Alberta clipper currently over southern Saskatchewan is expected to merge with another system from the south to drop record amounts of snow over Michigan, southern Ontario, Quebec, New England and New Brunswick. The city of New York and parts south should miss the bulk of snowfall as precipitation turns to rain. Naming this winter storm "Nemo" has certainly got people talking about it, which is a good thing, however it may change the way we think of poor little Nemo forever, some may wish they never did find Nemo. :p Jared Mysko