GFM Network News


Why does El Niño have such a big impact on our weather?

It’s all about heat and the atmosphere’s aversion to imbalances 
when it comes to hot and cold


A few weeks ago while waiting for a triathlon to start, a thunderstorm rolled through the region forcing everyone to run for shelter. While listening to people talk during the storm I overheard a weather-related idea or story that I’ve actually been mulling in my head for a while now, but I still haven’t figured […] Read more

These bins were anchored with cables, but the cables snapped when the bins started rocking when winds in the Bonnyville area gusted to 130 kilometres an hour in January 2014.

Beat high winds by anchoring your bins

More extreme weather coupled with modern bins that are taller and lighter is a recipe for trouble

It doesn’t matter what side of the climate change debate you’re on, few producers would deny that, for whatever reason, weather is getting more extreme. Between hurricane-force winds and the generally lighter and taller designs of many modern grain bins, there seems to be more instances of grain bins being knocked over or otherwise damaged. […] Read more


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

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