U.S & Canada Tornado Season 2012

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:10 pm

Saskatchewan Canada the new Tornado ally?
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/s ... _category1

Storm chasers are going to go wherever the storms are, and right now, they're happening in Saskatchewan.
Greg Johnson, a Regina resident dubbed the tornado hunter, says this is due to the position of the jet stream, which is making the province a hot spot for intense weather.
While Greg usually chases storms in the United States in places such as Oklahoma and Texas, this year, he's been sticking close to home.
His team intercepted two tornadoes in rural Saskatchewan on Tuesday, and last week - on June 26 - they caught another tornado near Moose Jaw.
"This season in particular has been really busy in Saskatchewan. We've had more tornadoes than average," he says. "Having said that, last year was extremely below average for tornadoes in Saskatchewan. We only had three recorded last year and on average Saskatchewan has 10 to 12. This is the thing about weather: it's fickle."
Johnson notes that Saskatchewan has had its share of tornadoes. On July 2, 2010, an F3 tornado hit the Kawacatoose First Nation, 200 kilometres south-east of Saskatoon. The tornado destroyed more than a dozen homes on the reserve and in the nearby community of Raymore. Environment Canada said the twister was about 500 metres wide, cut a path 45 kilometres long and may have been on the ground for as long as one hour. There were no fatalities.

The position of the jet stream has made the province a hot spot for storms
"The reality is that they happen in Canada," Johnson says. "They're equally as devastating, equally as dangerous and, frankly, equally as elusive. It's just as hard to catch a tornado in Kansas as it is in Saskatchewan."
John Paul Cragg, a severe weather specialist with Environment Canada, says the agency is still trying to determine how many tornadoes have touched down in Saskatchewan so far this year. The current estimate is more than a dozen.
Tornado season in Saskatchewan typically runs until the end of July before tapering off in August, according to Cragg.
Meteorologist Mark Robinson, a storm chaser with The Weather Network, made his first chase in Saskatchewan last week and loved it.
"Saskatchewan is sort of becoming ... the epicentre for the Prairies chasing," says Robinson.
He says that a lot of chasers don't realize that Canada is a tornado hotspot. In some ways, it's even better than chasing south of the border.
"In the states, especially down in Kansas, the roads down there are almost made of dust. And when they get water on them they turn into this real thick, clinging, pudding-type mud and it's just horrible," he says. "But up in Saskatchewan, the roads are all that solid gravel ... and it's a beautiful grid pattern, so you can just sort of go wherever you need to go to get close to the tornadoes and get close to the storms. I was amazed at that and sort of went, 'Wow, this is incredible.' Add on top of that it's beautifully flat ... and you can see these storms for miles."

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:25 am

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:17 am

Channi Morris got some good pics of the water spout off Florida.

"My luck has changed! WATERSPOUT! http://t.co/5MC8THWZ"
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"Squatting to avoid becoming the next unfortunate lightning victim.“@embelina317: @WeatherTroll in her natural habitat. http://t.co/dA1FDEaZ

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"Picture of the waterspout I just shot off the coast of Coquina Beach, FL. Taken by @embelina317 while I was filming. http://t.co/tiw2lT0x"

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:43 am

She was kind enough to let us know she has it up on YouTube now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVXh6JKM6D8

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:48 pm

Scary footage of an extremely close call with a Canadian mudslide
http://youtu.be/n1cCs-S5EKc

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Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:50 pm

A short video graphic of the spread of drought across the US.
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_ur ... 30mQ&gl=AU

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Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:59 am

Massive landslide in Alaska covers a glacier.
http://bit.ly/LrOZ0C

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Re: U.S & Canada Tornado Season 2012

Postby brayden » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:14 am

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Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:11 pm

Huge storm in NYC the other day.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-no ... 36779.html

Adam you jet setter, have you seen any other good photos?

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:38 am

Canadian meteorologist and good bloke, Rob Davis, reckons Canada is looking like having more tornadoes for the month than the US

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:23 pm

"Its a Phoenix #AZwx dust storm!! This #Haboob is minimizing visibility and looks absolutely impressive by this photo.. http://t.co/YtwHChRI"

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:56 pm

"Yesterday's #tornado in #Kansas, just after it crossed the road http://t.co/mJY89lLu"

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Re: U.S & Canada Tornado Season 2012

Postby brayden » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:31 pm

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:06 pm

Rob Davis wrote:
"Tornadoes & funnel clouds reported in central Saskatchewan yesterday: http://t.co/FqRmD8VV (thanks to @SheilaColesCBC) #skstorm"

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:03 am

http://twitpic.com/aak52d/full
The dust storm in Phoenix yesterday.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:49 am

This is a few hours old:

"@spann: Dust Storm/Rain moving into Sells, AZ earlier 2day. Pic taken from Kitt Peak http://t.co/QjON8WWu"

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:13 am

Photo by Robyn Henry
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Postby lykeeze » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:02 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:This is a few hours old:

"@spann: Dust Storm/Rain moving into Sells, AZ earlier 2day. Pic taken from Kitt Peak http://t.co/QjON8WWu"

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Thats a nice microburst

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:06 pm

What a great photo from back on July 31st
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