Friday, June 15, 2012

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING JUST A LITTLE DIFFERENT . . .

There is, as they say, a first time for everything. This is the first time I have seen anything like the following for our city and area. It is, um, well, "interesting." (You may need to move this around on your page to see it.)

Nothing has happened . . . yet.


WarningsDirect


Tornado Warning for:
City of Saskatoon
Summary
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 2:46 PM CST FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2012






Scattered, slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing funnel clouds or tornadoes have formed in an area around Kerrobert, Biggar, Wilkie and Macklin. Storms are developing on a line eastward and are expected to reach Saskatoon by 4PM CST. Brief tornadoes were reported earlier this afternoon from similar cells near plover lake, south of Wilkie and north of Biggar. Quarter sized hail has been reported at Luseland. Heavy downpours of 50 mm per hour or more are also possible with these storms. To report severe weather, and only when it is safe to do so, call 1-800-667-8676 or send email to storm at ec.Gc.Ca. This is a warning that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions. Take immediate safety precautions. Note..A summary of all warnings and watches for Southern Saskatchewan is available in the WWCN13 CWWG bulletin issued immediately following this bulletin. Please refer to the latest public forecast s for further details.

This is a warning that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions. Take immediate safety precautions. Note..A summary of all warnings and watches for Southern Saskatchewan is available in the WWCN13 CWWG bulletin issued immediately following this bulletin. Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.

Scattered, slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing funnel clouds or tornadoes have formed in an area around Kerrobert, Biggar, Wilkie and Macklin. Storms are developing on a line eastward and are expected to reach Saskatoon by 4PM CST. Brief tornadoes were reported earlier this afternoon from similar cells near plover lake, south of Wilkie and north of Biggar. Quarter sized hail has been reported at Luseland. Heavy downpours of 50 mm per hour or more are also possible with these storms. To report severe weather, and only when it is safe to do so, call 1-800-667-8676 or send email to storm at ec.Gc.Ca.

Details
A strong upper level disturbance is moving into west Central Saskatchewan this afternoon from Alberta. The potential exists for the formation of funnel clouds and landspout tornadoes today. Further to the southeast, the severe weather threat transitions more to the possibility of large hail and strong wind gusts as scattered thunderstorms reform in the area this afternoon into tonight.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.

8 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Be safe! Take cover. Hope to hear from you soon.

DJan said...

Whoooo! This does sound interesting. I do hope, however, that you only find out from the news channels and NOT from personal experience of the scary variety. Keep me posted, Rob! :-0

Helen said...

Head for your cave, Bear!!!

Rubye Jack said...

Ah, welcome to my world Rob. It can get pretty scary when this happens. Here, they would be saying "you need to go to your safe place." And I always wonder where the heck is "my" safe place? And keep watching TV until it goes out. Oh well....

Rob-bear said...

Hello, friends.

Thanks so much of sharing your concerns. Bear appreciates your thoughtfulness.

But as I anticipated, nothing came remotely close to us.

Nonetheless, it did serve as an opportunity to check our disaster drill. Which is OK. Once in a while.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Chatty Crone said...

I am reading in reverse order so I know you are okay! sandie

That corgi :) said...

It is for this reason I could never live in Tornado Alley or a place that has a lot of tornadoes; they scare me more than earthquakes (and I do live in earthquake county). I hope all are safe!

betty

Rob-bear said...

® Chatty Crone: Thanks, Sandie. We're OK.

® That corgi: I suppose, in a way, this keeps us a bit humble, recognizing how powerless we can be in the face of nature. Tornados, earthquakes, etc.