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seziou 06-06-2010 08:19 AM

Storm Chassing in France
 
Hello !

I am a storm chaser from France and I am going to St Catharines from the 17th of June to the 29th of July for an internship in the wine. I will be happy to make some chase with the storm chasers of Canada !

I have got some photos from France :

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/12.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/13.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/14.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/15.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/16.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/17.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/18.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/19.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/20.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/21.jpg

My WebSite : www.serge-zaka-photography.com

If you have any questions, I can answer you !

Have a nice day !

Serge ZAKA

DarkSky 06-06-2010 10:59 AM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Awesome shots Serge!

Derecho 06-06-2010 06:21 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Oh, wow! June-July is just about the peak of our tornado/severe thunderstorm season in southern Ontario, hopefully you'll get a chance to catch some action!

I don't own a vehicle, can't afford gas/insurance with what I make, so chasing isn't an option for me. But, hopefully you can find some other chasers to team up with. Serge, on Facebook look up the group 'Southern Ontario Storm Chasers'. There are dozens of local chasers there. Meet and greet!

seziou 06-07-2010 03:45 AM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Yes, I hope I will catch some action :)

I entered in the group, and I contacted one of the storm chaser (of Toronto). I hope he will reply me. We have some stroms yesterday (60mm in an hour!), but it was difficult to have photos (it was in the afternoon and because of the rain...) :

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/24.jpg

I saw in FaceBook and in your website that you had a tornado in Ontario !

Good bye :)

Derecho 06-07-2010 01:15 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
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Originally Posted by seziou (Post 1035)
Yes, I hope I will catch some action :)

I entered in the group, and I contacted one of the storm chaser (of Toronto). I hope he will reply me. We have some stroms yesterday (60mm in an hour!), but it was difficult to have photos (it was in the afternoon and because of the rain...) :

I saw in FaceBook and in your website that you had a tornado in Ontario !

Good bye :)

Yes, an F1 tornado in Essex County. Still 35km of damage to confirm as a tornado. Here Serge, this is our weather services website http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html you can choose to read it in french if you like, the button is on the top left 'francais'.

For 'Warnings' click on Southern Ontario. That's us. Hold your mouse cursor over any zone on the map and the name will pop up. You'll be in 'Niagara' in southern Ontario, more specifically(in the event of a warning) 'St. Catherines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region'.

seziou 06-14-2010 09:34 AM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Thank you for the link :). I have just see the GFS for North America, and we will have some storm (maybe) at the end of the week.

I arrive in St Catharines the 17th. If I catch some lightening during my internship, I will display the photos on this website.

I hope I will find a bike. If I find, I will go to the lake and take some photos (I haven't got photos with the sea/a lake and lightening).

Good morning !

Ciao :)

Derecho 06-15-2010 01:27 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
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Originally Posted by seziou (Post 1070)
Thank you for the link :). I have just see the GFS for North America, and we will have some storm (maybe) at the end of the week.

I arrive in St Catharines the 17th. If I catch some lightening during my internship, I will display the photos on this website.

I hope I will find a bike. If I find, I will go to the lake and take some photos (I haven't got photos with the sea/a lake and lightening).

Good morning !

Ciao :)

Yup, things are looking hopeful for some severe weather this weekend across the Great Lakes just after you arrive.

For a bike, you probably should spend a Saturday looking for garage sales, you can find bikes cheap at one, that or find a thrift store. Bike's are very expensive, but I guess you could find an inexpensive one at Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart for around $100. (Don't know how much that is in Euro, about... $150, maybe?)

DarkSky 06-15-2010 04:21 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derecho (Post 1071)
Yup, things are looking hopeful for some severe weather this weekend across the Great Lakes just after you arrive.

For a bike, you probably should spend a Saturday looking for garage sales, you can find bikes cheap at one, that or find a thrift store. Bike's are very expensive, but I guess you could find an inexpensive one at Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart for around $100. (Don't know how much that is in Euro, about... $150, maybe?)

The Euro is worth like 2X more than the $Cdn, so $100 would be about $50 Euro (I'm too lazy to go check current exchange rates, hehe)

Oops, it's not worth that much more... 'just checked:

Live rates at 2010.06.15 19:25:00 UTC
1.00 EUR = 1.26600 CAD

Personally I'd never buy anything from Chinese Tire or Walmart due to political reasons (they destroy smaller locally-owned stores and buy all-import products from China). But if you really must.... : http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...ccessories.jsp

Derecho 06-15-2010 04:28 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkSky (Post 1072)

Personally I'd never buy anything from Chinese Tire or Walmart due to political reasons (they destroy smaller locally-owned stores and buy all-import products from China). But if you really must.... : http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...ccessories.jsp

D'oh!

What about any local bike shops?

seziou 06-15-2010 05:05 PM

Re: Storm Chassing in France
 
Thank you for your messages :)

I hope I have understand everythng you said. Don't you know a compagny where I can rent a bike (like in France) ? For an hour, a day, a week etc ... ? I will see for the bike during the Week End.

For the weather, it's going to be hot at the end of the week (30C ...), for France it's hot. In 2003, when the temperature reached 35 - 40C 1 week long, 36000 people died ...

I can't wait to arrive !

Salut !


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