Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Storm Season / Heating Up / Safety Tip

As May approaches, tornado season in the states has been getting quite active with several major damaging storm events in April including this week's tornado fest in north central Texas and the massive wedge tornado just outside of Chicago a couple weeks ago. Video clips from that event are posted on our new Facebook page. Also, check out the "Weather Watch" international community of Google Plus. Another new innovation in the growth of storm casting which is already at an astounding 10'974 members! 

The "experimental forecast map" will be back in time for the first risk of severe summer weather which could be as soon as the middle of May. For now, it has been re-added to the side bar here. So keep checking back as this will continue to be the base of operations from whence all storm news comes from. There are a few new things being worked on to make this a more comprehensive and interactive site.  

Here is a little tip and a video from last night, thanks to +Reed Timmer for sharing: 

When people stop under a bridge during a tornado warning... good thing there was a storm chaser to shake some common sense into the fools blocking traffic. "You're gonna get us all killed!" They moved. Remember, never block traffic during a storm. Traffic jams can and have killed people simply because they stopped moving. Either go with the storm, away from the storm or stay in shelter. Never Stop Chasing! (and never be a sitting duck)

Video via Mike Scantlin +StormChaseTV 

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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!