Mother Nature is angry! Typhoons! Snowstorms! Wildfires!

I have to say we have had a hairy last 24 to 48 hours of natural disasters going on: We have a major typhoon Hagibis hitting Japan, forcing Rugby World Cup and F1 postponements! We have wildfires in Southern California. As a side note power went out for 800,000 customers earlier this week in northern…

Missouri hard hit by last night’s tornadoes

It sounds like Jefferson City, Missouri’s state capital, really got hit hard by last night’s tornado outbreak in the central USA. Three people were killed and there is colossal damage. Posted here, some Tweets about the whole situation. Sad times there — hopefully the St. Louis Blues do something in the Stanley Cup finals to…

Old Man Winter is burying North America under a heap of snow!

Happy Winter ūü•∂, folks. It seems as if the cold and the white stuff is socking North America today. I understand Toronto is getting upwards of 15 cm of it, in fact the latest report from Pearson airport is 23 cm — reminding people of the good old days when Mayor Mel Lastman had to…

Big winter storm whacking North Carolina and Virginia!

How do you like winter storm season? If you are travelling, you probably don’t like it very much. Here is a Weather Channel story on their self-titled “Winter Storm Diego” which is mainly whacking North Carolina and Virginia. Other states are impacted as well with snow, heavy rains and floods. From my vantage point here…

Here we go again, another hurricane! Michael bears down on the panhandle

Well, great. Columbus Day is now “get the heck out of here” Day in the Florida panhandle as Michael is now at hurricane strength and headed straight their way. It should hit by midweek. I am spending my day off enjoying Tallahassee’s news streaming of the approaching big storm, in between commercial breaks of live…

Gordon!!! Potential hurricane bears down on the Mississippi Gulf coast

After covering preseason hockey all weekend I am sick of watching sports, so I am tuning in hurricane coverage instead. Exciting stuff. Mississippi and Alabama’s southern Gulf coast looks to be hit by Tropical Storm Gordon, which could still turn into Hurricane Gordon before it is done. Be glad you are not there today.

Lane!!!! Hurricane season is on in Hawaii

Is it my imagination, but isn’t it a bad year for Hawaii? Already in 2018, they’ve had a volcanic eruption in that state, and now they are going to be hit by a hurricane: Hurricane Lane. What’s next, an earthquake? A tsunami? An asteroid strike? I guess being hit by a hurricane is bad enough….

May is here, and guess what that means. Tornado season.

Hi folks. Happy May Day and happy tornado season, because that is exactly what it is. I have been spending tonight tuned in to tornado coverage online from Kansas, in between tuning in the baseball and basketball games. It looks like there could be more of the same tomorrow down there. Better them than us,…

Bad tornado day in New Orleans

I don’t know what it is that is behind all these tornadoes breaking out this early in the year.  Normally, it is the spring when tornado season begins, as I have said before, but it has obviously started way too early and it is the Deep South that has been in the crosshairs lately. Today,…

Hurricane Matthew starts its pounding of the Florida coast

I’m currently watching the online coverage of Cat.4 Hurricane Matthew as it now heads to the Florida coast. It looks like it’s going to hit the central Florida space coast area around Cape Canaveral, among other places, which happens to be the part of Florida that I’ve been to before in my life. Even Disney…

Tornado storms bearing down on Shreveport and Little Rock areas

I have been tuning in the live streams online from Shreveport and also from Little Rock and both places are reporting tornadoes in the vicinity. You can find live updates over at the Weather Channel. Scary business. That is it for me for the moment.

Really terrible tornado situation in Illinois

Been watching some really frightening live streams on TVN Weather of a tornado on the ground in Illinois, with at least one town heavily damaged there. The Weather Channel has coverage of this and other storm situations across the United States happening right now — there’s really bad weather happening from Ohio all the way down to…

Wild day of tornadoes in Saskatchewan yesterday

If you were wondering what I was up to Saturday, I was being chased by a big storm all the way on the highway to Saskatoon. As it turned out this storm produced some scary¬†tornadoes south of the city.¬† That was interesting. Hopefully, the weather here will improve and people here can maybe actually enjoy…

Nebraska’s scary day of the twin tornadoes

Wow, this has been a frightening year for storms in Nebraska. Today, the state took yet another hit with two powerful tornadoes hitting the small town of Pilger, Nebraska. It was really scary because two twin tornadoes were on the ground and spinning at the same time, within sight of each other. I happened to…

HURRICANE SEASON HAS BEEN A BUST SO FAR

Like a lot of storm fans out there, I have been¬†checking¬†the hurricane sites like the one at My Fox Hurricane, the WWL Hurricane Central, and HurricaneCity in an attempt to follow the active weather out there. There’s just one problem — there IS no active weather. Nothing is happening!¬†As a result, there has been one…

SASK. STORM RECAP

Here’s a report on what transpired with today’s storms in Saskatchewan. Fortunately, it looks like the twisters touched down mainly in unpopulated rural areas.

TORNADO WATCHES FOR SASKATCHEWAN

A scary weather day is unfolding in Saskatchewan. Much of the southern portion of the province including Saskatoon and Regina are under Tornado Watches. There were already Severe Thunderstorm warnings out for a few places but those are now lifted, for the time being anyway. Here’s what the Weather Network had to say about the…

FRIDAY’S DEADLY OKLAHOMA TORNADO WAS EF-5

Some more news about last week’s horrible¬†El Reno tornado. The death toll is now up to 18 people. As well, the¬†National Weather Service now rates it as EF-5 and not EF-3 as before. Well, that’s more like it! That rating is more in line with the freaked-out reactions from storm chasers¬†when they saw this tornado…

PDS TORNADO WATCH ISSUED IN METRO OKLAHOMA CITY. OH NO, NOT AGAIN!

Read on stormchaser¬†Greg Johnson’s¬†site that the weather people were about to be issuing¬†a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” alert — a “PDS” — and he’s saying on Facebook¬†populated areas like the Oklahoma City metro¬†area are in the risk zone. Good grief, that area can’t catch a break!! The live coverage is already on from News 4. Among…

CAN YOU BELIEVE TORNADO ALLEY IS GETTING HIT AGAIN?

This time it was eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas that got hit by tornadoes¬†today. I was watching Tulsa TV news who reported a¬†place called Broken Arrow got hit. The last two days, there were storms in Kansas and tornadoes touching down over there. Tomorrow is supposed to be another bad day, too. Aren’t you fed up…

SOME MORE THOUGHTS ON THE MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO

People are still having a hard time getting their heads around this massive Moore, Oklahoma tornado that killed 24 people Monday. In retrospect, it is amazing the death toll isn’t higher than it is considering the scale of the carnage there, with entire neighbourhoods completely flattened. It’s confirmed now that the tornado¬†was an EF-5, the…

MOORE, OKLAHOMA CLEANING UP AFTER MONDAY’S DEVASTATING TORNADO

I was visiting in Saskatoon Monday when I tuned in¬†the live streams of the massive tornado in progress as it was bearing down on Moore, Oklahoma early in the afternoon. The newscasters from Oklahoma City were literally going crazy¬†telling people to hide in the storm shelters or otherwise get out of the way, that’s how…

IT’S SUNDAY, AND TORNADO ALLEY IS IN THE BULLSEYE TODAY AGAIN

Yesterday was an interesting one in western Kansas as some tornadoes were spotted landing on the ground. Apparently, that is the warmup act to today’s expected big event. The predictions are for a high possibility of tornadoes over a wide area that includes central Oklahoma and eastern Kansas. The forecasters also¬†are openly speculating whether Iowa’s…

SUPERSTORM SANDY IS REALLY MAKING A MESS

I am continuing to tune in to the live streams of Hurricane Sandy, now dubbed Superstorm Sandy because it is turning into a combined hurricane/Nor’easter. Already it is wreaking havoc. There was a construction crane in New York City that collapsed on its side, and¬†there are reports of flooding all over Atlantic City and other…

DON’T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE! HURRICANE SANDY ABOUT TO HIT

Well, just a day after that big 7.7 earthquake hit the remote west coast of Canada, we’re all waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit the east coast of the USA. Already the hype machine is out of control for this storm, with all the talk about “Frankenstorm” and the like. The thing is that if…