Weather has been erratic around the globe and has caused a lot of damage.
WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES: The Greater Naples, Fla., YMCA was left Monday with fire, smoke and water damage after a suspected lightning strike at the facility caused about $2 million in damage. (David Albers/Naples Daily News/Associated Press.) WSJ
The southeastern U.S has had unusual floods this year. Too much rain and floods have also hit other parts of the world. Here is a picture of floods in Sudan.
MAKING DO: A woman collected water from the ground Sunday in Khartoum, Sudan, after a flood hit the area. (Abd Raouf/Associated Press) WSJ.
The Wood Mountain Folk Festival is today, Saturday Aug. 24, 2013, at the Mergel Ranch. On Friday I drove down from Regina in my $50 rental car (for 3 days, from Enterprise). It’s getting 5.7L/100km highway driving in ECO mode. 2013 Elantra, Hyundai. I successfully passed a semi along the way in the hills.
Is this a finger? Not photoshopped.
I looked through Limerick’s centennial garden.
If this wasn’t so far away, I’d take many more photos on this hill at Lakenheath.
Here’s a bell I hadn’t seen before, and the Melaval, Sask. inscription surprised me!
It hailed in (Read more…)
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*Goosebumps* I got goosebumps up the back of my head when he played Hey Jude.
A music legend played in the Queen City for the first time, and seemed to love it. The crowd sure did. What perfect weather, and a perfect night! A quick cheering poll identified most of the stadium’s audience as being from outside of Regina.
His Out There tour wrapped up.
My cell phone has pitiful audio quality, but my good camera has much better sound and some clips will be on YouTube soon.
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This is my new best meteor photo, and it came with some faint aurora (northern lights) at the bottom of the frame too!
CFI had a star party for watching the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night. There should be more meteors tonight too, so head outside and look up for a few minutes and you’ll probably catch one or a few.
The group of us saw at least 2 impressive fireballs at different times. We saw the ISS make two passes overhead, and a smattering of other satellites. Some people saw an Iridium flare from a satellite. And the (Read more…)
I ended up at a house concert in Indian Head. It’s interesting where life takes you when you don’t plan your day.
Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen are on their way down to southern California and across the USA touring very soon.
Part 2 More may be coming later if Brien remembers to find time to upload when he’s back in Toon town.
The home is among the oldest buildings in the province, having once served as a hospital.
Earlier in the day, on our way to pick raspberries, the clouds were not co-operating. The mosquitoes made up pay for (Read more…)
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It looks that mother nature is very angry. Few days ago we had a lot of thunder and rain storm. It is still cloudy and rains a lot. Some communities near the Bay of Fundy were flooded. It looks like another symptom of Global Warming.
Yikes!! MT @Skstormchaser: #skstorm backside of storm heading S.E. towards REGINA http://t.co/vXhhWR7Him #YQR— Tiffany Lizée (@TiffanyGlobal) July 24, 2013
A surprise thunderstorm approached me as I biked north on Rose St., thinking of going under the tracks to check out the remains of Big Sky Cycles after their shop burned up inside. From 12th Ave. I saw that a storm was over the Casino in the distance. By the time I got to Sask Dr. it was apparent I was going to get soaked if I continued. I started shooting photos and took cover (Read more…)
The Great Arctic Flush
By Paul Beckwith
A massive cyclone is forecast to develop in the Arctic, as shown on the image below, from the Naval Research Laboratory.
Within 2 weeks the Arctic Ocean will be completely transformed. The cyclone that appears 6 days out on both the US and European ten day forecasts will massacre the sea ice in what I call “The Great Arctic flush”.
The image below is a forecast for speed and drift on July 27, 2013. More images, including animations, on Arctic sea ice can be viewed at http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/arctic.html Last August, (Read more…)
Since there was hail coming out of it, this can be assumed to be a shelf cloud, not a wall cloud, which would have been found in the rain-free part of the cloud. Apparently I didn’t need to get quite as excited as I did.
Filed under: Science Tagged: Alberta Weather, Weather
I hope I live to be proven right but we’ve been under various radical weather warnings for the last two weeks and none of it has actually ever transpired. Today’s Tornado watch issued for Ottawa takes the cake. Yesterday I ignored the weather watch dire thunderstorm possible hail and all manner of climatic hell watch [...]
I found a new way to appreciate my home town through the eyes of astronomers this weekend. Also, I used the astronomers’ telescopes, which is a great way to look from their perspective on the universe. Wood Mountain is the gateway to the East Block of the Grasslands National Park which is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve. The Park and the RASC Regina branch had Peter McMahon from SkyNews Magazine come out to check out the park and give a presentation.
As the presentation ended, uncommon noctilucent clouds lit up on the northern horizon, illuminated by the set Sun.
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You can’t trust anything you read on a website that is not coloured blue. This is important to remember. If you accidentally open a website that is not blue, turn your computer off immediately and dial 1-800-TORYBLU. Technicians like these will come to your house and help you reset it. Anyway, it shouldn’t take a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing…
And now the weather forecast from Environm… I mean from the Harper Government of Canada…
Good mooooorning Edmonton!
It’s going to be another beautiful day today – and I mean beautiful – with clear, Tory-blue (Read more…) and beautiful warm temperatures.
Pack up your winter coats, people! Just put ’em away! Because just like yesterday and the day before and the day before that, the seasonally adjusted temperature is a beautiful 78 degrees Fahrenheit!
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Kent looks the same… but his mind has left him.
Amazing CBC coverage of climate change from the early 1980s. Bob McDonald, Peter Kent, and others make appearances: Attention Washington: Peter Kent explains Climate Change (the briefing you won’t see).
“The natural preoccupation with the weather tomorrow, the next day, or even Thursday, has distracted public attention from the longer term implications of the Greenhouse Effect.” – Peter Kent, 1984 on CBC
“The Greenhouse Effect must be considered as the world’s most serious environmental concern.” Now he’s the nation’s Environment Minister, and he acts like a POS. What
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I went on a road trip Saturday with my friend Adam K., down to my parents’ place, and his grandparents’ farm. On the way around southern Saskatchewan, we saw close to 150 deer and antelope, a snowy owl, a dozen hawks, a handful of Canada Geese, smaller birds, two dead raccoons, and the final resting place of four children who passed away in 1919 (Spanish Flu maybe?).
The road into Regina was ice, and the road to Moose Jaw was quite a bit better, but still partly covered in a thick layer of ice. There was a semi
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Open letter to Canada Goose Haters (Inspired from more than one instance- but you know who you are if you did make a comment and you are welcome to confront me about it- but it’s not JUST you- so don’t think you’re special in that way). Judgment. I am the last person who should write …
Of course, you can write in the snow too; Write with your finger.
-Here’s where I narrowly missed the Archives Week presentation on prohibition of alcohol.
The ol’ digital thermometer is saying it’s about -35 in Regina this morning, before the windchill value is calculated. I still saw ESL students walking to school without toques or hoods on this morning.
…shorts and sandals temps! (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
… To Fahrenheit to show my American friends how trippy Canuck weather can be. Yup. A 30 degree swing in 24 hours or so. It’s all good. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
Take care out there kids, especially if you’re in the NCR. Beaucoup de neige! These are also the ideal conditions for winter hoop snakes. These critters very much like it around the freezing mark and thrive especially well when the first snow of the season hits. This gives them adequate cover to stealthily sneak up [...]
… are serious decisions that impact thousands of familites. The decision to cancel should not be made lightly and should keep the chidrens’ safety first and foremost. BUT, erring on the side of caution can be taken a bit too far. Take the last two Mondays, for example, last Monday was most definitely an over [...]
I hate snow. (10) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Snow
I love this… Especially the quote: Our cover story this week may generate controversy, but only among the stupid (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
Is the Canadian or any provincial government helping out at all? I know we have sent crews to the States to provide assistance before, and I know it’s still early, but surely we should be planning something, right? (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario