Alberta Foothills Weather

Archive for July, 2010

31 Jul

July 30 – Sundre Tornado

From the Edmonton Journal: (Link) “Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down 25 kilometres west-northwest of Sundre at. The storm has now been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning. According to early reports, no one was hurt and no property damaged after the tornado made contact with the ground in a field near James […]

28 Jul

July 28 – World record sized hail in South Dakota

It’s rare that the blog strays too far off the Alberta foothills, but living in the middle of hail alley makes events like this yell out. Football sized hail? No thanks! Vivan, South Dakota took a wicked beating on July 23 when hail up to 1.8 POUNDS(816g) – 8inches(20cm) in diameter – 18.5inch(47cm) circumference, started […]

26 Jul

July 25 – Sundre Supercell chase

There have been plenty of convective goodies to watch every day since last post. A good drenching to kick off Westerner Days, some nice puffs to watch not far to the north on Saturday, then a beautiful low-precip foothills supercell for Sunday. Everything has been avoiding the yard, so far. Waiting and watching most of […]

21 Jul

July 21 – Catch up

Time flies when it’s nice outside, I’m missing a few days this week and can’t believe it’s Wednesday night already. Playing catch up with a few photos of last Sunday’s offerings. A nice storm caught a stiff low level wind west of Innisfail and developed two weak mesos, one cyclonic on the south side and […]

15 Jul

July 15 – Storms to the north

Didn’t have to go too far to take in some of today’s summer scenery. Storms fired off early this afternoon in the foothills to the northwest of here. Watches were out early all the way from Airdire to Swan Hills and it really looked like there was a good chance something rude would roll over […]

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