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Severe summer weather. Taking a look at thunderstorms and wind

Severe summer weather. Taking a look at thunderstorms and wind

Everyone knows what a funnel cloud looks like, but understanding how it forms isn’t easy

Reading Time: 3 minutes In continuing our look at severe thunderstorms, we’ll look at specifically, the most deadly part — tornadoes. What are tornadoes and how do they form? A classic definition of a tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground, which may or may not be visible as a funnel cloud. For […] Read more

Warm Winter So Far — But We May Still Need Snow Fences

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the dry and balmy weather on the Prairies so far this fall, some people are asking whether they’ll need snow fences this winter. Maybe not, but winter has a while to go yet, so perhaps it’s time to review how snow fences work and the best places to install them. The information that I […] Read more