Monthly Archives: July 2012

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July 12 2012 Storm chase

So having two storms I made a video that included both storms. First one being that one that hit Edmonton during the night, The second video is after the cap breaks by vermilion Alberta.

Severe storm roar across alberta with more expected today

Severe thunderstorms developed overnight and slammed Edmonton with intense lightning, hail and flash flooding. More severe thunderstorms are possible today. stay tuned

Humidex Advisory issued for Edmonton and much of Central and Southern Alberta

WOCN55 CWWG 091639
Humidex advisory
Issued by Environment Canada
At 10:39 AM MDT Monday 9 July 2012.
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Humidex advisory for:
=new= Drumheller – Three Hills
=new= Brooks – Strathmore – Vulcan
=new= Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
=new= Hanna – Coronation – Oyen
=new= Medicine Hat – Bow Island – Suffield
=new= Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Foremost
=new= City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
=new= Spruce Grove – Morinville – Mayerthorpe – Evansburg
=new= Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky Lake
=new= Leduc – Camrose – Wetaskiwin – Tofield
=new= Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca.

Humidex values expected to reach 40 today and Tuesday.

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==discussion==
Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low thirties today for
much of central and Southeastern Alberta. Elevated humidity levels
will combine with the high temperatures to give humidex values of
40. The hot and humid conditions are expected to continue until mid
week, with humidex values forecast to be near 40 for many locations
again on Tuesday.

This will make for very uncomfortable conditions. It is advised to
stay in an air conditioned place or seek shade when possible, drink
Plenty of water and limit physical outdoor activity.

The heat and humidity are expected to break on Thursday with the
passage of a cold front.

This is an advisory that high humidex values are expected in these
regions. Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated
statements.

Hot and humid, all we need now is good shear and a trigger and were set of an epic chase

Alberta in now int he grips of a heat wave with temperatures in the 30s and dewpoints up to 20C or more. Some model runs show dewpoints as high as 25C, incredible for Alberta. Currently the shear is in the right direction but is weak. Poor flow aloft is also a problem for the next week. We are expecting 3000j/kg of CAPE or more for a half dozen days. aside from isolated pockets of shear here and there there is no real shear for the next week. just a stagnant “topical island” weather pattern, and most thunderstorms int he next week will probably resemble those encountered in Cuba

Today’s 12Z GFS run shows the heat and humidity lasting now until Tuesday the 17th. that 9 days of constant heat and humidity. And the consensus is that the heat rebuilds after a day or two which means we may be looking at the hottest July on record for Alberta, though it is only a 5 year old record but now the top 3 hottest July’s on record will be in a 6 year period. If we pass the 2007 record the top 3 would be… 2012,2007, and 2006. Either way July 2012 could easily land in the top 3.

Possible severe WX in western Alberta happening

Storm chaser Mike Rurak is heading out to intercept a new line of cells moving in from the Drayton Valley. Word has it the Reed Timmer is moving into Alberta with his team as well. We aernt going to sit tight and let the visitor get all the glory. The home team will win the day. Lets see who gets the best shots hmm?