Alberta Foothills Weather

August 11

It’s not very warm out, but that is not stopping anything.
Reaching for but not quite making 20C, a few nice storm cells still managed to fire off the foothills northwest of Rocky today, the best one rolling in west of Rimbey.
I met up with it north of Eckville where it was already gusting out, it still had a nice hail core to it so I followed it into Red Deer and out the other side to see if anything could get going, it didn’t.
Local chasers Brad and Brandon were also out watching this storm and found some good sized hail between Lacombe and Blackfalds.
On the way back home it was an interesting mess to the west, some tortured towers beside a roll/shelf?
The 4th shot below shows the view from the QE2 east of Penhold. By the time I got home 10 minutes later we were directly under the shelf and it was spitting rain? As I went down to unload pics from the trip this mess blew up into a nice thunderstorm right over Red Deer. Back out the door and east again. Should have stayed where I was earlier as that was precisely where all the lightning was as soon as I left. I never really caught up to it again enough for any good zot shots, but hey, I should know better by now. It’s not over till it’s -20.

Thunderstorm north of Eckville,AB - Aug. 11, 2009
Thunderstorm north of Sylvan Lake,AB - Aug. 11, 2009
Shelf cloud rolls across Sylvan Lake,AB - Aug. 11, 2009
Convective mess from east of Penhold,AB - Aug. 11, 2009
Lightning over Red Deer,AB - Aug. 11, 2009Thunderstorm lights up over divide hill east of Red Deer,AB - Aug. 11, 2009

One Response to “August 11”

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    Dann Cianca Says:

    Hey! You got some great shots there, buddy! Good to see some “good” weather up your way.

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