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Sat. Oct 1
CHASERCON CANADA - EDMONTON, ALBERTA
I was once again asked to be part of the CHASER PANNEL this year! The event was all and all, awesome!
Special Presentations by:
Reed Timmer (Extreme Storm Chaser, star on former Discovery Channel TV Show "Storm Chasers")
Kelsey McEwen (meteorologist for CTVís national morning show, Your Morning)
Claire Martin (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

From there came the Media Pannel, Storm Photography Pannel & the Chaser Pannel.
ChaserCon Canada Website


A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6



Mon. Aug. 8
Tornado Warned Storm between Langenburg SK. - Valley River Reserve MB.
A day that I originally was not planning of chasing as models were not really agreeing .... the second we were in a Tornado watch, I headed out.
Started at Langenburg Sk. where I met up with local spotter Owen Parker while we had some great rotation. He joined me in the Storm-Finder as we then headed towards Roblin MB and then the Valley River Reserve where everything after the funnel cloud (6:10 pm) began to dissipate so we ended the chase.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 (Funnel Cloud) | Photo 7

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO coming SOON!




Wed. Aug. 3
Storm Hunting Severe Thunderstorm Warning & Tornado Watch between Yorkton, Melville and Esterhazy Sk.
I originally was NOT even planning of chasing this day as all the models were showing that the best action was going to be Brandon MB straight down into North Dakota, but as my work shift was 3/4 over the area was put under multipe weather watches!
Storm Hunting Storms while under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning & Tornado Watch between Yorkton, Melville and Esterhazy.
Overall, had a fun day with great structure and even had some Loonie & Toonie sized hail! Was also glad to have Ashley Field from CTV Yorkton as a guest !!!

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10 | Photo 11 | Photo 12
Photo 13 | Photo 14 | Photo 15 | Photo 16 | Photo 17 | Photo 18 | Photo 19 | Photo 20 | Photo 21 | Photo 22 | Photo 23
Photo 24 | Photo 25 | Photo 26 | Photo 27 | Photo 28

CTV NEWS SEGMENT

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO coming SOON!




Sun. July 31
TORNADO Warned Storm between Melville - Yorkton Sk. (Caught 3 Tornadoes!)
A really intense chase day with little sleep, as I got back from chasing in Val Marie, earlier the same morning!
Started off the chase by heading to Meville and meeting with fellow chaser Craig Boehm at the Co-Op Gas station. We say there for some 20 minutes as to when a pixel formed on Radarscope so we then moved to the dirt pile on HWY 47 just off to the side of the road. Shortly after that, this storm blew the hell up and it's echo tops were sitting at something like 56,000 feet already!
I knew at this point, this day was going to be intense!
Just a few minutes after that, We filmed the 1st TORNADO, just a tad west of Melville Sk. on hwy 47 as it went right across the highway!
Roughly 10 minutes later, it dropped a 2nd TORNADO, pretty much the same area but this time on the North side of the hwy.
From there, we went East and caught up to the Shelf Cloud which we watched for some time. After that, went East through Melville and stayed with the Beast of a storm and then headed North down HWY 9 beack towards Yorkton.
We pulled over for a but to observe as I seen a tight Wall Cloud forming as well as insane structure with a leading line.
At one point (and of course we can not confirm) but it DOES look like a Large TORNADO on the ground to the North West of where we were sitting!
From there we went forward and at this point was just past Leech Lake on hwy 9 just a few miles South of Yorkton ... right beside up was a Large TORNADO!
I believe the it appeared to be moving East and then the new occlusion setting up moved North (which would be why we saw it near the highway while it was moving North - I hope I am wording that correctly lol)
Tornado #1 - 4:07 pm (W of Melville)
Tornado #2 - 4:17 pm (same location)
Tornado #3 - 5:31 pm (S of Yorkton)
We ended the chase day eating Steaks and seeing some pretty amazing Mammatus Clouds!
One final note, Yorkton was ONCE AGAIN hit by floods - over 3.5 inches recorded!


A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 (Tornado #1) | Photo 7 (Tornado #1)| Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10 (Tornado #2)
Photo 11 | Photo 12 (Tornado #2) | Photo 13 (Tornado #2) | Photo 14 | Photo 15 | Photo 16 | Photo 17 | Photo 18 | Photo 19 | Photo 20
Photo 21 | Photo 22 | Photo 23 | Photo 24 | Photo 25 | Photo 26 | Photo 27 | Photo 28 | Photo 29 | Photo 30 | Photo 31
Photo 32 (Tornado #3) | Photo 33(Tornado #3) - Guest Photo | Photo 34 (Tornado #3) | Photo 35 | Photo 36 | Photo 37

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Sat. July 30
Severe Weather between Lafleche - Val Marie Sk.
16 hour chase day and 1226 kms. Chased around the Lafleche - Val Marie area.
Had a gret supercell and then got plowed by a hail storm just to the South of Val Marie. Our issue was there was literally no road to take us to it other than the National Park which was closed!
On the way home, hit 3 birds and a rabbit!
... Stupid Rabbit!

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10 | Photo 11 | Photo 12 | Photo 13 | Photo 14

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Tues. July 19
Late Night Tornado Warned Storm around Yorkton Sk.
8pm near Davidson Sk. on storms that blew up fast , ended up dropping a Tornado.
The Outlook area also had some powerful winds and large hail!
As the evening progressed, the storm moved South East and around 11:30 pm when between Fort Qu'Appelle and Indian Head, it once again became Tornado Warned.
I stayed around the Yorkton area watching (close to midnight) and caught some great Lightning photos as well as pissibly had a Wall Cloud just to the South of town.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6



Sun. July 10
Severe Weather between Melville, Willowbrook and back to Yorkton (flooding)
This day was a nice fairly local chase that was got quite intense for such a short chase!
Chased from Melville, Willowbrook and back to Yorkton where it was struck by heavy rains causing some flooding.
But, the best part of the day was the crazy wild Storm Structure near Willowbrook Sk. Canada! The area had just monster rotation and we seen a beautiful Whale's Mouth! Also, almost got struck by lighting - but you will have to watch the Highlight video for that!

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Wed. July 6
Local "Non Severe" chase day from between Melville, Yorkton and Canora Sk.
Environment Canada had issued a Cold Core Funnel Cloud "Special Weather Advisory" for the area so I was out spotting this local "non severe" chase day from between Melville, Yorkton and Canora Sk.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO in the Works!




Sat. July 2
Severe Weather near Ponteix Sk. - Crazh Shelf Cloud Day!
This day was a 15.5 hour chase day with 1024 kms and I couldn't be happier about it!!! :) I chased severe warned storms from between Ponteix - Swift Current (started in Assiniboia and then headed West as the storms began to fire a little more West and what I anticipated).
At around 6pm, I never ended making it to Pontiex as an insanely beautiful Shelf Cloud began to form and I sat for well over an hour watching it torn into a beast!
After the storm was one of the nicest sunsets I've seen to date as I made my way to Swift Current.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10 - The Beast!
Photo 11 | Photo 12 | Photo 13 | Photo 14 | Photo 15 | Photo 16 | Photo 17 | Photo 18 | Photo 19 | Photo 20

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Fri. June 24
Severe Weather from around Celyon to Minton Sk.
We chased severe weather from around Celyon to Minton Sk. from within the DOMINATOR 3 :)
Overall, a fun day with some pretty nice structure!
We left Weyburn and headed towards Radville, around that point was when we could start seeing the storm develop and even caught a brief Wall Cloud. Around Minton, we had some beautiful structure and Mammatus Clouds as the storms began to fire up and cross through the Montana Border.
Eventually made it to Ceylon Sk. where we seen an interesting and messy Shelf Cloud.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Sat. June 18
"Local Chase" from Yorkton - Churchbridge Sk.
This storm system was just a tad West of Churchbridge around 6:30pm.
near it's end came some intense rain and crazy strong winds .... but for only roughly 1 minute!

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Tues. June 14
Storm Hunting Severe Warned storms in the South West Corner of Sask.
Most of the chase was from between Swift Current, Cadillac and then back towards Moose Jaw. 13+ hour chase day, 954 km (that and with the 9th, over 2000+ km which is crazy for early and awesome for June)!
For myself, this storm was a challenge to go out alone via running the stream, getting videos, photos, watching radar and navigating lol. Had to phone and get my dad's opinion once (hehe). But, got some cool video and photos!
The frustrating part came when I needed to get gas and 2 "local towns", both which have a CO-OP Card Lock, both had them turned OFF!!! Totally dun't understand that concept! Regardless, because I spent so much time searching for gas, I missed my opportunity to get in front of the storm system and catch a few shots of the beautiful Shelf Cloud that crawled over Moose Jaw and Regina later in the evening.

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Thurs. June 9
Severe Warned storms between Bienfait Sk - Boissevain MB.
Hunted Severe warned storms between Bienfait Sk - Boissevain MB. and overall was a pretty fun day! Ended with up a beautiful Wall Cloud right at the start near Bienfait Sk. (3:45 pm) , had a couple Hail Cores and ended the night with some insane lightning!

A few PHOTOS of the day:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4 | Photo 5 | Photo 6 | Photo 7 | Photo 8 | Photo 9 | Photo 10

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO




Wed. June 8
Storm Hunting between Weyburn - Moosomin SK.
Storm Hunting what ended up as a BUST storm between Weyburn - Moosomin SK. Canada.

A PHOTO of the day:
Photo 1

"1 MIN." HIGHLIGHT VIDEO