Pretty wicked weather out west eh?


Locutus
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Spade
#2
The wind sure cut through that fence alright!
 
Locutus
#3
strained that hail reallll good like.
 
petros
#4
T Storms are fun. It's just the Angels bowling.
 
Locutus
+2
#5  Top Rated Post
The thunder roared, the lightning crashed
The whole damn world was shakin'
The little pig stuck up his tail
and ran to save his bacon.
 
Spade
+1
#6
Used to shinny up the metal flagpole by the school just to see them better.
 
B00Mer
+1
#7

Hail and heavy rain hitting downtown Okotoks - YouTube



Okotoks, AB Aug 8th, 2014

City streets flooded after hail storm hits Calgary - Calgary | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)
 
petros
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Used to shinny up the metal flagpole by the school just to see them better.

As any fool knows, a dog needs a home, to take shelter from pigs on the wing.
 
MHz
#9
Calgary and water, is it the Stampede time already? Giddy-up or is that Ahoy Matey. This system usually does some weird things once it meets the GOM air.
If you could build something that would sail through a twister and keep the rider safe would people try it out?
 
darkbeaver
#10
We had similar weather here today, hail, near tropoical downpours, some sun, and now it's cold and wet
 
petros
#11
Regina man drowns at Last Mountain Lake (external - login to view)from a week or so ago. Prairie storms are crazy.
 
Locutus
#12
damn nature, you scary.
 
Ludlow
#13
those tornadees'll ruin ye
 
petros
#14
Storm suppression teams get to most storms before they get too massive and hit cities with hail or twisters. Amazing stuff.
 
MHz
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

We had similar weather here today, hail, near tropoical downpours, some sun, and now it's cold and wet

So basically a normal day. The Eastern US doesn't handle fast downpours very well let along how the wind messes things up. I still can't understand why underground isn't more popular. Even 6ft down would allow a dirt berm to surround the basement or ground floor and the roof could be designed. Trailer parks could have some shallow root cellars and the trailer can be swept away while the people are safe from a cat 5 storm.
 
petros
#16
Chuds
 
darkbeaver
+1
#17
I live on a mountain the drainage is perfect, I have to blast a house out of the rock someday. I need the stone for a pyramid as well.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Chuds

googled it, hahahahahahahahahahahah
 
petros
#18
Boom!

Boom!

Boom!
 
Ron in Regina
+1
#19
My basement flooded again tonight. Already had the floor jack-hammered
out, and the backwater valve purchased, and the old gateway valve exposed,
but hadn't sawsalled out the out one to install the new one yet.

That WAS to have been one of tomorrow's (today now technically) projects.
'Bout 4" again. Got it under control and mostly drained, and now will shopvac
'till morning, and then disinfect (again), and then dry the place out (again).....
 
Locutus
+1
#20
I probably couldn't have written that without a bunch of asterisks Ron. That just sucks.



On the up side, at least it wasn't one of those sharknado things. Too far inland I think.
 
Ron in Regina
#21
From: PHOTOS: Storm rips through Regina area | News Talk 980 CJME (external - login to view)
(Lots of pictures at the link above)

Drains back up on Regina streets and downed trees cause damage near White City

Reported by CJME staff


First Posted: Aug 9, 2014 12:51am | Last Updated: Aug 9, 2014 9:09pm

High winds, torrential rain and a load of lightning and loud thunder rolled
into the Regina area around 10:30 p.m. on Friday

In Regina, tree branches came crashing down, there were power
outages and intersections were flooded. It also sent people
scurrying from the Regina Folk Festival downtown in Victoria Park.

In the city there were wind gusts near 100 kilometers and hour and
over 30 millimeters of rain in the storm, with another seven millimeters
since, dumping about an inch and a half of rain in total.

It was an intense line of storms which earlier Friday had tornado
warnings out for the west and southwest of the province.

"Had reports of some funnel cloud activity but as far as we know
no tornadoes touched down yesterday," said, meteorologist David
Baggaley.
Environment Canada believe it was a straight line wind that ripped
through the province. Baggaley says there were reports of golf ball
sized hail in some areas in the western part of the province.

Areas outside of Regina were hit hard by the storm, especially just
to the east at White City, Emerald Park and Balgonie where the
damage is taking its toll emotionally on those who live there.

"We love the old trees and the greenery. We don't want to live in
new areas where there isn't even a stick of a tree," said Linda Simard.

Yves LaChance's front lawn now looks like a jungle.

"It's just unbelievable to see huge trees like that just break like twigs,"
he said.

Over in Emerald Park you can barely even see Ladd Fogarty's home.
That's because so many trees have fallen they've almost created a
cocoon around his house. The storm did more than just snap trees
though.

"The back of the house used to be there, it's not there anymore,"
he said while surveying the damage.

Another resident, Randy Burkart, recalled what it was like during
the height of the storm Friday night.

"I just heard this wild noise like a bunch of helicopters landing on
the roof, but the roof was gone," he said.

The rest of that story is at the LINK at the top of this post.





My Kids live in a little town about 20 minutes S.E. of Regina,
& have been without power since Friday night about 8pm...
with large trees down all over town across roads and on
(and in) peoples homes. The kids excaped the worst of it, &
have a generator running (a few hours on, a few off) to keep
the fridge and freezer cold.
 
Said1
#22
That's terrible! I hope everything returns to a tolerable level of normal for them soon. Good thing it's not winter!
 
Ron in Regina
#23
Just heard the kids have power now in their end of the town.
The pumping station is still out so no water yet, but they have
power.
 
petros
+2
#24
Friends n Vibank is now living in their RV. Their house was hit by a tree lost part of the roof. They just finished building and moved in just a week or two ago.

Everything was safe and sound here at Ft. Robinson
 
Nuggler
#25
We're supposed to have a chance of showers by Tuesday............oh the horror.

If things get too dicey Said 1, you can camp out here for a dayertwo. Neighbour has a good garden, We have outdoor water at the hose, and I ken dig a privy quick. Let us know, eh .

Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Hail and heavy rain hitting downtown Okotoks - YouTube



Okotoks, AB Aug 8th, 2014

City streets flooded after hail storm hits Calgary - Calgary | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)

Heck Boom, folks in Toronto were pushing cars through thigh deep water for a day. Didn't see any whining on CBC or CTV or CC.
 
petros
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

On the up side, at least it wasn't one of those sharknado things. Too far inland I think.

Slough sharknados. It's a bizarre world, extreme storms (aren't they all extreme?) and tyranny could lead to a slough sharknado with people having their heads stuck on a pike.

 
taxslave
#27
Better get a new map. All that s$it is happening back east somewhere. Out West it is hot and sunny.
 
petros
#28
Where is back east?
 
MHz
#29
Probably includes Alberta.
 
#juan
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Better get a new map. All that s$it is happening back east somewhere. Out West it is hot and sunny.

Yeah, we're looking at thirty two degrees right now in Nanaimo......I like it better a few degrees cooler....say around 25......I'm not really bitching....we could end up with rain dripping off our noses sometime soon....
 

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