We’ve not seen much in the way of thunderstorms so far this year in Alberta, since it’s actually felt a lot more like late winter or early spring, but I’m still refusing to write (or think about) this crappy weather! Instead, we are going to continue our look at severe summer weather, and in particular, tornadoes. For this article, instead of me rambling on and giving you a technical breakdown of tornadoes – how they form, what to look for, safety, etc., I am going to use a series of amazing pictures that were sent to me several years ago. By the way, I will still be doing a detailed article about tornadoes, so you’re not completely off the hook!
Next issue – hail – something most Albertans know all about!
Daniel Bezte has a special interest in farm weather, which he follows from a small farm near Winnipeg, where he has his own computerized weather station. He has been a regular contributor to other farm publications including the Farmers’ Independent Weekly and the Manitoba Co-operator. Daniel has a degree in geography, specializing in climatology, from the University of Winnipeg. He welcomes questions and comments at [email protected]