With a reported 141km/hr wind gust and sustained winds over 100km/hr for the last 6 hours, Environment Canada has detailed a warning for the areas affected in Canada's north eastern territory of Nunavut. They are saying the center of the storm is expected to go over the capital region of Iqaluit tonight and winds should ease overnight but then re-fire in full intensity in the morning. Power has been going on and off in the region with roofs and building being torn apart. Many residents using twitter to update the world on this incredible weather phenomenon. Not the first time they get Super Blizzards but many saying it is the most powerful in many years.
CBC As It Happens posted this video from the scene this afternoon:
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 the lake at Wascana in Regina or up north at Pratt. Generally, I spend more time nowcasting for chasers around Saskatchewan which saves on gas and keeps me safe in my studio/bunker.
Once storm season comes to an end in August, gaming season then begins. Find me on Twitch.com/jaredmysko playing non-violent games like Forza and FIFA.
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