Hello Just a quick note to say it has been storming all day Jan 01-2010. From 08.00hrs to present 18.00hrs with 80km winds and blowing snow and zero visibility travel not recommended from Swift Current to Medicine Hat along the Trans Canada highway. I live in Maple Creek Saskatchewan.
Respectfully Barb Stabbler
Barry's Response - Thank you Barb. Safety is the key thing when travelling in snowy areas.
man i seen the wheather the other day it was crazy, all the storms manit was nuts. bye!
Barry's Response - Yes DNDM, if an omega-block sets up in the west like the models predict (for around April 26, 2009), that front causing the crazy weather may remain in place for another week or so. Bear with it. Summer's coming.
Barry's Response - Red Deer is a city of nearly 100,000 in central Alberta, roughly midway between Calgary and Edmonton. Although not extremely common, tornadoes do occur a few times in Alberta, in July.
One hit a crowded campground near Red Deer in 2000 and killed several people. Another passed through Edmonton, the capital, in 1987 and killed 27. Canada's worst hit Regina, one province over in Saskatchewan, just a day or two before July 1929 and killed 28 people.
Thank you for the photo. Here is a bit about the weather Calgary typically experiences.
I was watching the weather channel and glanced outside, and was awestruck...it felt like the heavens were opening up...I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple of pics then went outside and got this one...this was taken June27th in the evening, crazy hey!
Barry's Response - Nice work, Debby. Now I know how Saskatchewan got its slogan on their licence plates (Land of the living skies). Thank you!