Friday, November 23, 2018

July 10, 2018 Killdeer, Saskatchewan Tornado Outbreak

Footage by the World Record holder for tornadoes, Roger Hill of Silver Lining Tours. You know when he comes to Canada its gonna be a wild one!

"Incredible supercell producing 9 confirmed tornadoes in southern Saskatchewan on July 10th, 2018. None were extremely long lived, but they all were exciting to watch!"

Silver Lining Tours - Storm Chasing Tours

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Deadly Tornado Strikes Manitoba

August 3, 2018
One person was killed and a house was lifted off its foundation and destroyed along with numerous campers and vehicles in Alonsa, Manitoba on the shores of Lake Manitoba east of Dauphin. Incredible footage from several sources tweeted out photos and video of the event which was the first tornado related death in Canada since Goderich, Ontario in 2011.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Storm Season In Full Effect

Now that we are well into the month of June, "Storm Season" is fully underway on the Canadian Prairies. Almost daily severe thunderstorms in at least one of the three prairie provinces. Today is especially active as a short heat wave is being met with a sharp cold front in central Alberta. One tornado warning has already been issued in the area north west of Edmonton but has since expired. The risk for tornadoes increases into the evening with squall line likely forming over night which is expected to move into southern Saskatchewan on Sunday. Very large hail and damaging widespread winds are the main concern. Here is today's daily outlook map which we post here in the sidebar and on the Facebook Page

This will be updated again later tonight or early Sunday morning as the risk will shift mainly to south eastern Saskatchewan in the afternoon.

Here is the latest clip of the Echo Tops radar showing a massive complex of supercells with one in the south ringing in at over 50 thousand foot tops!

Oklahoma Storm Chaser Reed Timmer made the trip up north to try and catch a tornado and is posting on Facebook Live as you can see how it looks in this recorded video:

Many other chasers are out trying to get the best view and posting to the #abstorm hashtag on Twitter. You can see this live feed as well in the sidebar.

Also, here is a couple videos I forgot to post on the blog from May 30th storm in Regina. Most posts on the blog will be dedicated to specific events so follow the Facebook page and my Twitter for the most recent posts.

Full 15 minute episode:

Highlight clip:

Thanks. Remember to have a Weather Radio tuned to "Alert" if in the risk areas.
Enjoy the weather and stay safe!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 26, 2018 Storm Watching

Starting to get some storm action here in Saskatchewan, Over an hours worth of timelapse watching clouds form in the late afternoon. Caught a bit of lightning and mammatus in the evening. This storm system had some severe thunderstorm warnings in some areas but nothing major, yet. Our tornado season kicks off June 1st to August 5th, being the most active time of the year for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on the Canadian Prairies.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Winter Storm Videos Compilation 2017-18

Winter 2017-2018 was a very cold one for the most part with very few precipitation events in Regina. The drought continued in south east Saskatchewan and temperatures stayed below the -20s C for extended periods of time through January and February. Extreme cold warnings were commonplace nearly every week of the deepest part of the season. What precipitation did happen though, had some real punch. Two events will stand out as memorable for this past season.

First, the heavy rain and flash freezing January 9th which caused massive power outages, people skating on the streets, extreme danger on the roads, injuries that caused huge wait times at the hospitals and medical centres, and an epic amount of road salt and sand to drive up cleaning bills for the rest of the season.

Here is a playlist of videos from YouTube of the Flash Freeze event:

Besides a few light snow showers here and there, once March arrived a Colorado Low came in and changed everything! The week before it hit, there was nothing but dusty 1 cm deep snow off to the sides and completely dry roads and walk ways. It began slowly on Saturday, March 3 with a couple cm accumulated, then about 5 more on Sunday. A lot of people thought that it was done but in fact the snow was just gaining momentum and about to begin a major assault on the roads and sidewalks. This was "miracle moisture" for suffering farmers who feared the drought was only getting worse. 15 cm dumped on the city overnight Sunday and by Monday at noon we had 20 cm on the ground.

Another huge wave hit that afternoon, bringing the total past 30 cm. Monday evening the snow kept falling heavy, raising the total past 40 cm on my measuring stick. The final flakes overnight settled the accumulated total to about 43 cm on my rooftop deck.

Here is a compilation of videos from this epic and historic winter storm:

Final measuring stick readings, 42 cm / 13 cm on the ledge:

Here is a compilation of all storm videos from this past winter season: